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Merrifield hits fifth homer

Kansas City Royals’ center fielder Whit Merrifield of Advance fields a ball above; and nears home after hitting a three-run homerun on Saturday, Aug. 15 in Minneapolis. Merrifield is batting .302 for the  Royals, the 29th best average in all of baseball. He has scored 17 runs, hit safely 26 times including five doubles and five homeruns. He has knocked in 16 runs and stolen two bases.   – AP Photos by Bruce Kluckhohn