Jorge De La Rosa gave up five earned runs in six innings. (Paul Battaglia/AP)
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com
Jorge De La Rosa gave up five runs on eight hits in six innings as the Royals dropped their second straight game at the Metrodome. Jason LaRue, Jason Smith and Mark Grudzielanek drove in the Royals' runs with solo homers.
BATTING 2B: Bartlett (14, De La Rosa), Ford (6, De La Rosa). HR: Hunter (22, 2nd inning off De La Rosa, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Tyner; Bartlett 3; Hunter 4; Ford 3; Casilla 2. RBI: Hunter (74), Ford (14), Casilla (3), Bartlett (26). 2-out RBI: Bartlett. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau 2. GIDP: Tyner. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING SB: Ford (3, 3rd base off De La Rosa/LaRue).
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