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The Sveum Train doesn't stop: Royals beat Jays 6-1

The offense has come alive under Dale Sveum, with six runs, including two dongs.

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Its not too early for Cooperstown is it?

The Royals offense perked up for the second night in a row, scoring six runs in back-to-back games for the first time all season in a 6-1 victory over Toronto. God bless Dale Sveum. Lorenzo Cain and Billy Butler each collected three hits with Cain hitting his second home run of the year, and Alex Gordon chipped in with a two-run home run and a pair of walks.

It looked like it might be a long night for the Royals when they went quietly in the first and Jose Reyes led off the bottom of the inning with a triple off Royals starter Jason Vargas. But the Blue Jays would strand Reyes at third, and the Royals would respond in the second with a run off a Lorenzo Cain single.

Then uh, this happened.


I'm pretty convinced Nori is staging some sort of comedic performance art as part of a traveling comedy routine. He is our Buster Keaton.

Alex Gordon would triple the lead in the fourth with a glorious two-run dong, his fourth round-tripper of the year. The Jays would finally get on the board in the fifth with a long solo home run by Jose Bautista, his 14th of the season. But other than that miscue, Jason Vargas would pitch very effectively, sprinkling seven hits and three walks over six innings, while striking out seven.

Lorenzo Cain would get the Royals to the magical four-run mark with an RBI single in the sixth, then cap his terrific night with a two-run home run in the eighth to put the game away. Greg Holland was put back in his glass container to be used another night as Kelvin Herrera finished off the hapless Jays.

The Royals were reeling earlier in the week, and the Jays were the hottest team in baseball. Now we're looking at no worse than a split in this series. Baseball is a funny game.