September 21, 2013 5:32 PM

Confident Eric Hosmer carries Royals down stretch

They started with words, not swings. The best player in franchise history put his king’s life on hold to help the next generation of hope. George Brett looked at Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and saw a few things to fix. Four months later, Hosmer has become one of the American League’s better hitters, with 18 hits in his last 12 games.

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