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Royals are piling up postseason victories and babies

Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has done a lot of celebrating in the past nine days, from pouring champagne on himself after the Royals beat Oakland in the AL Wild Card Game, to defeating the LA Angels in the AL Division Series, to the birth of his son Tuesday.
Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has done a lot of celebrating in the past nine days, from pouring champagne on himself after the Royals beat Oakland in the AL Wild Card Game, to defeating the LA Angels in the AL Division Series, to the birth of his son Tuesday. The Kansas City Star

The Royals are keeping the stork busy.

The first child of Lorenzo and Jenny Cain, Cameron Loe Cain, all 6 pounds, 13 ounces and 20 inches of him, entered the world on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., in Norman, Okla.

“I’m running on fumes right now,” Lorenzo Cain said.

Cain joined his wife after the Royals’ wrapped up the American League Division Series sweep of the Angels on Sunday. He drove from Kansas City on Monday, missed the workouts at Kauffman Stadium to be with Jenny, and hopped on a plane from Oklahoma City to Baltimore on Thursday at 6 a.m.

“I’ve been up the last two days, I’m on adrenaline,” Cain said. “But what a moment. It was an amazing feeling. I cried like a big baby. I can’t even explain the feelings.

“It was tough leaving this morning, but I had to get back to work and work on getting to the World Series.”

Cameron Loe Cain is the Royals’ second playoff baby. Last Wednesday, Nash Gregory Holland, son of Royals closer Greg and his wife, Lacey, arrived in North Carolina, the day before the Royals opened the Angels’ series.

The next day, Holland took a chartered flight to Anaheim, arriving in the fifth inning. He collected the save in the team’s 11-inning victory that night.

“A lot of magic going on around were with the babies,” Cain said.

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