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Kansas City Royals Team Report - April 19th
From The Sports Network
(Sports Network) - The Royals claimed their first victory in three games
last night with a 4-3 win over the last place Detroit Tigers in 11 innings at
Ken Harvey belted the game-winning home run. Harvey went 2-for-5 with two runs
scored for Kansas City, which opened a six-game homestand with the win. Raul
Ibanez had two hits, including a solo homer in the sixth for the Royals, who
broke a two-game skid and improved to 12-3 this season.
D.J. Carrasco (1-0) picked up his first major league win with a scoreless
11th. Darrell May started for the Royals and did not figure in the decision.
He gave up three runs -- two earned -- in six innings.
The Royals activated starting centerfielder Carlos Beltran from the 15-day
disabled list prior to the game. He missed the Royals' first 14 games due to a
strained right oblique. Beltran batted third and went 0-for-4 in his return to
The Royals will send lefthander Jeremy Affeldt to the mound today. Affeldt
has won his last two starts, including a 12-4 win at Cleveland on April 14,
his last outing. He allowed three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in five
Affeldt beat the Tigers at Comerica Park on April 9, allowing five runs and
four hits over 5 2-3 innings of a 9-6 victory, which improved his career
record against Detroit to 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA.
04/19 12:52:34 ET
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