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Royals stay hot with 4th straight over Brewers
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KANSAS CITY— Three early runs were enough for the Royals to finish a sweep of their home-and-home Interleague series against the Brewers, as Ned Yost became the winningest manager in Royals history with a 3-2 victory on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.

It was the Royals’ 411th regular-season victory under Yost, one more than they tallied during Whitey Herzog’s tenure from 1975-79. The last four wins came at the expense of Yost’s previous employer, the Brewers, by a 28-11 margin.

“I just think it’s a great achievement for the organization,” Yost said.

Alcides Escobar, another former Brewer, led the way in Thursday’s finale with three hits and two runs scored. Jeremy Guthrie pitched six innings and allowed two runs for the win, and Wade Davis pitched his way into an out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth to lower his ERA to 0.31.

“They do a lot of things well,” said Brewers manager Craig Counsell, who played three seasons under Yost in Milwaukee. “I think we caught them when they were swinging the bats really well, which is unfortunate. Their starters, they’ve kind of got a quick trigger. Ned gets five or six innings out of them and then he’s got that bullpen to go to. They’ve got a lot of weapons across the roster.”