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Omar Infante went 3-for-5 with two RBI, one stolen base and one run scored in the Royals 4-2 victory over the A's.
The Royals touched up Athletics starter Scott Kazmir for 10 hits and four earned runs in six innings of work. Infante was at the center of the hit explosion, driving in two and scoring once. Infante is having a down year at the plate overall, slashing .265/.306/.366 with five home runs. He'll look to get things back and finish the last one-third of the season on a high note. ANALYST:
Antonio Smith may sit out practice this week.
Smith is the subject of a child abuse investigation in Texas. The case has been dragging on for some time now, with the DA sifting through the report from the Fort Bend County Sheriff since February. Even if the case is ultimately dropped by the prosecutor, Smith could still face discipline from the league as part of its effort to improve its public image, as part of the personal conduct policy under the CBA between the players union and the league. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Avisail Garcia left Monday's game with a knee injury.
Garcia left after less than two innings of action on Monday. He was coming off a knee issue that held him out two games before playing again on Sunday, where he went 1-for-2 with a strikeout. A problem significant to force him from the game, occurring with the same body part that sidelined him last week is of concern, so stay tuned for an update on his situation. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson