The Royals rallied from a five-run deficit to tie the game in the fifth inning, but two innings later, a Jason LaRue throwing error allowed the go-ahead run to score. Jason Smith smacked a three-run homer in the fourth and Mike Sweeney went 3-for-5 with two runs.
a-Walked for Gathright in the 8th. b-Grounded into a forceout for LaRue in the 8th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Gordon in the 9th. d-Singled for Smith in the 9th. e-Grounded into a forceout for Costa in the 9th. 1-Ran for Butler in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Grudzielanek (29, Millwood), Sweeney 2 (13, Millwood, Millwood), Gathright (7, Millwood). HR: Smith (5, 4th inning off Millwood, 2 on, 2 out). TB: Grudzielanek 3; Sweeney 5; Teahen 2; Smith 4; Butler; Gathright 2; German; LaRue. RBI: Sweeney (32), Smith 4 (14), Teahen (54), Grudzielanek (45), German (34). 2-out RBI: Sweeney; Smith 3; German. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teahen; Grudzielanek 2; Gathright; Sweeney 2; Pena. SF: Smith. GIDP: Gload. Team LOB: 10.
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