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For Some Royals Players, An Extended Season Means Hotel Living

It’s October and most Major League Baseball players have gone home — all except the players who are in the World Series.

For players who don’t live in Kansas City year-around, it means temporary housing until the series is decided.

Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain became a father just before a stellar performance in the American League Championship Series that earned him the Most Valuable Player award in the series.

So, he’s adjusting to becoming a new parent and living in a hotel until the World Series concludes.

“That’s the biggest thing with the baby. If it was just me and my wife, it’s whatever. But with the baby it’s a little tougher,” said Cain.

The World Series can end this Saturday at the earliest, or next Wednesday at the latest.

In Game One Tuesday night, Cain hopes to pick up where he left off in the championship series when he batted .533 and came up with some big defensive plays.

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