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Kansas City Royals Team Report - April 28
(Sports Network) - Mike Bordick's RBI single tied the game and Angel Berroa's
throwing error helped the Toronto Blue Jays cap a six-run ninth inning and
post a 10-9 victory over the Kansas City Royals at SkyDome yesterday.
Mike MacDougal (1-1) blew a save for the first time in 11 tries this season,
wasting another solid effort by starter Runelvys Hernandez. Hernandez, who
left with an 8-2 lead after seven innings, as he was attempting to tie for the
league-lead with five wins.
Desi Relaford went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the Royals, who
had won six of their last seven coming in.
Joe Randa and Mike Sweeney each had two hits, a home run, two runs scored and
two RBI for the Royals, while Carlos Beltran added a homer and two runs
Kansas City's bullpen combined to surrender eight runs on nine hits in 1 2/3
innings of work yesterday.
The Royals pounded out a season-high 17 hits in defeat and will now have a day
off before returning to play on Tuesday.
Chris George will make his fifth start of the season on Tuesday for the
Royals, as he tries to shutdown the Red Sox in the in the first game of a
three-game set from Fenway Park. He went six innings in his most recent outing
of the year, allowing just one earned run and five hits in his third victory
of the season.
George (3-1) has started only one other game in his career against Boston and
recorded a loss in that outing. He pitched 5 1/3 innings in the defeat,
striking out three and walking two.
04/28 11:40:00 ET
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