Bruce Chen allowed four runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings on Saturday. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
By Wayne Staats / MLB.com
Bruce Chen, who was making his first big league start since 2006, took a shutout into the fourth, but a three-run homer cost him the lead and the win, as the Royals were unable to put up any more runs after Billy Butler's RBI singles in the first and third innings.
BATTING 2B: Sanchez, F (24, Bale), LaRoche, Ad (22, Bale). 3B: LaRoche, An (2, Chen). HR:
Young, D (2, 4th inning off Chen, 2 on, 1 out). TB: Morgan 2; Sanchez, F 3; LaRoche, Ad 3; Young, D 5; LaRoche,
An 3; Wilson, Ja 2. RBI: Young, D 4 (15), Wilson, Ja (24), LaRoche, Ad (37). 2-out RBI: Wilson, Ja. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: McCutchen, A 2. GIDP: Diaz, R. Team RISP: 4-for-8. Team
BASERUNNING CS: Morgan 2 (10, 2nd base by Chen/Olivo, 2nd base by Chen/Olivo). PO:
Morgan 2 (1st base by Chen, 1st base by Chen).