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Gordon, Francoeur produce big hits

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Alex Gordon whacked his fifth home run, taking the Royals' team lead by one over Mike Moustakas, and Jeff Francoeur pounded two doubles, taking back control over his hitting fortunes in Sunday's 8-2 victory over the White Sox.

Gordon's two-run blast snapped a 1-1 fifth-inning tie and Francoeur launched a two-run double later in the inning.

While Gordon has hit consistently all spring (.407), Francoeur has been trying to yank himself out of the doldrums and he's finally succeeding. He has six hits in his last 12 at-bats and his overall average is up to .262.

"Frenchy's getting really close to being ready for the season," manager Ned Yost said. "The last week he's really started to get his timing, get his groove on if you will."

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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