J.P. Howell was outstanding in his Major League debut, allowing one run on four hits in five-plus innings, as the Royals evened their series with the D-Backs. Terrence Long drove in three runs and John Buck added a homer.
The D-Backs could generate little offense against Kansas City's rookie left-hander in Saturday night's loss, but they staged a late rally against the Royals bullpen. On defense, third baseman Troy Glaus was superb.
a-Flied out for Valverde in the 8th. b-Walked for Clayton in the 9th. c-Popped out for Herges in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Green (15, MacDougal). HR: Clark (9, 8th inning off Wood, 0 on, 0 out), Green (7, 8th inning off Wood, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Cintron; Clayton; Gonzalez, L; Glaus 2; Clark 6; Green 6; Cruz. RBI: Cruz (20), Clark (31), Green 2 (33), Gonzalez, L (41). 2-out RBI: Cruz. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Glaus 2; Gonzalez, L; Halsey 2; Snyder 2. GIDP: Green; Cintron. Team LOB: 12.