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Aybar has seven hits in Angels sweep over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Erick Aybar broke open a close game with a three-run triple and had seven hits in two games Tuesday, helping the Los Angeles Angels complete a doubleheader sweep with a 10-2 win over the hapless Kansas City Royals.

Aybar used his bat and legs to lift the Angels to an 8-5 win in the opener, with three hits, three runs and an RBI. He did all the damage with his bat in the nightcap, finishing a homer short of the cycle after a bases-loaded triple off Juan Cruz started the Angels' seven-run seventh inning.

Aybar was 7 for 9 in the two games, raising his average this month to .490.

The AL West-leading Angels had 25 combined hits, winning for the ninth time in 10 games.

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