Mike Sweeney’s batting average has been the focal point of discussion lately, but his power grabbed Royals fans attention last night. Sweeney’s 9th inning home run broke a 5-5 tie, as Kansas City topped Seattle 7-5. Two batters later, Raul Ibanez hit his second homer of the game for the game’s final run. Michael Tucker also went deep on a night where a major league record 62 home runs were hit. Starter Paul Byrd got the win, improving to 11-5. Roberto Hernandez got his 14th save of the season. Getting back to Sweeney, he was 2-3, upping his average to .363. But Ichiro Suzuki was 2-4 improving to .366, keeping his lead in the batting race.
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