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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A losing streak temporarily doused Kansas City’s postseason aspirations and dropped the Royals one game below .500.

However, all is sunny for the Royals as they prepare for a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers that begins Monday.

Lorenzo Cain got a sun-aided, run-producing single with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday, lifting the Royals to a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers.

“We definitely needed this one after losing five in a row,” Cain said. “It was definitely tough to go through that stretch. To get a win here and not get swept was huge.