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Royals drop Mets, win for 11th time in 12 games

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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana works against the New York Mets during the first inning of a Major League Baseball interleague game at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon in New York.

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NEW YORK — Things are going so well for the Kansas City Royals these days they have even figured out how to turn the sun in their favor.

And on the road.

The Royals beat the New York Mets 6-2 on a sun-splashed Sunday, winning for the 11th time in 12 games and finishing a franchise-best 8-1 road trip.

Ervin Santana scattered five hits and allowed one run in six innings, and Kansas City was helped by a pair of flyballs that Mets right fielder Marlon Byrd lost in the glare. Both came during a three-run fifth, with one falling for ...

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