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Royals lose grip after big comeback

The Royals rallied from an eight-run deficit to take a one-run lead on the strength of a five-run sixth and Kila Ka'aihue's big clutch hit, but Joakim Soria gave up two homers in the eighth to take the loss.


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Podsednik, LF4124000.340
Bloomquist, RF3100112.118
a-Ka'aihue, PH10110001.000
1-DeJesus, PR-RF0000000.265
Butler, B, 1B4123001.333
Guillen, J, DH4110113.284
Callaspo, 3B5112021.298
Aviles, 2B5110011.400
Kendall, C4111011.290
b-Pena, B, PH1000000.000
Maier, CF3211100.245
Betancourt, Y, SS2310200.283
a-Singled for Bloomquist in the 8th. b-Flied out for Kendall in the 9th.
1-Ran for Ka'aihue in the 8th.
Andrus, SS5110000.292
Young, M, 3B3220210.267
Hamilton, J, LF5433012.296
Guerrero, DH4224002.340
Kinsler, 2B4231100.357
Murphy, Dv, RF5132012.190
Smoak, 1B4113022.196
Treanor, C4000022.222
Borbon, CF4000002.184
2B: Kendall (7, Nippert).
HR: Butler, B (3, 4th inning off Harrison, M, 1 on, 0 out), Podsednik (2, 6th inning off Nippert, 2 on, 1 out), Callaspo (5, 7th inning off Ray, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Podsednik 5; Kendall 2; Butler, B 5; Aviles; Callaspo 4; Ka'aihue; Betancourt, Y; Guillen, J; Maier.
RBI: Butler, B 3 (16), Podsednik 4 (14), Kendall (5), Maier (7), Callaspo 2 (19), Ka'aihue (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen, J 2.
SAC: Podsednik.
SF: Butler, B.
Team RISP: 4-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.

SB: Podsednik 2 (11, 2nd base off Harrison, M/Treanor, 3rd base off Harrison, M/Treanor), DeJesus (2, 2nd base off Francisco, F/Treanor).

E: Kendall (4, throw).

2B: Hamilton, J (9, Davies), Murphy, Dv 2 (6, Davies, Rupe), Kinsler (2, Soria).
HR: Smoak (3, 3rd inning off Davies, 2 on, 1 out), Guerrero 2 (5, 6th inning off Rupe, 1 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Soria, 0 on, 2 out), Hamilton, J (5, 8th inning off Soria, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Andrus; Hamilton, J 7; Guerrero 8; Smoak 4; Young, M 2; Murphy, Dv 5.
RBI: Hamilton, J 3 (17), Kinsler (1), Guerrero 4 (23), Murphy, Dv 2 (11), Smoak 3 (8).
2-out RBI: Kinsler; Guerrero 3; Hamilton, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Borbon 2; Murphy, Dv.
SF: Guerrero.
Team RISP: 5-for-13.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Andrus (11, 2nd base off Davies/Kendall), Kinsler (1, 2nd base off Davies/Kendall).

Chen, B1.21110201.93
Soria(BS, 2)(L, 0-1)0.13220123.75
Harrison, M5.04443115.29
Ray(BS, 1)1.01221112.84
Francisco, F(W, 4-3)1.02110107.30
Feliz, N(S, 7)1.00000204.30
Davies pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.
Rupe pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Game Scores: Davies 7, Harrison, M 41.
WP: Soria.
Pitches-strikes: Davies 100-59, Chen, B 31-22, Rupe 9-7, Tejeda 14-10, Soria 13-9, Harrison, M 95-61, Nippert 26-16, O'Day 6-4, Ray 19-9, Francisco, F 15-10, Feliz, N 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Davies 4-4, Chen, B 2-1, Rupe 1-0, Tejeda 1-1, Soria 0-0, Harrison, M 8-3, Nippert 0-0, O'Day 2-0, Ray 0-1, Francisco, F 1-1, Feliz, N 0-1.
Batters faced: Davies 24, Chen, B 6, Rupe 3, Tejeda 5, Soria 4, Harrison, M 22, Nippert 6, O'Day 2, Ray 5, Francisco, F 5, Feliz, N 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Chen, B 1-0, Rupe 1-1, Tejeda 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:12.
Att: 15,132.
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington.
May 6, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media