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Royals 2, Astros 1

Published Jun. 21, 2012

Royals 2, Astros 1

HOUSTON — Bruce Chen pitched into the sixth inning on three days' rest and Alex Gordon tripled and scored for Kansas City, which won the final two of the three-game set. Thirteen of the Royals' past 14 games have been decided by two or fewer runs. Houston had eight hits to the Royals' four but went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position.