Jason LaRue held on to the ball after a violent collision with David DeJesus. (Ed Zurga/AP)
By Matthew Leach / MLB.com
Jason LaRue saved a run in the bottom of the first in a collision, then slammed a two-run homer in the second and a two-run triple in the fifth. Albert Pujols added a two-run shot of his own in the sixth inning. After Braden Looper scuffled early, the bullpen held off the Royals.
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