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 3B: Bloomquist (5, Maholm). TB: Guillen, J; Butler, B 2; Bloomquist 4; Chen, B; Pena, B. RBI: Butler, B 2 (34). 2-out RBI: Butler, B. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez, L. GIDP: Guillen, J, DeJesus. Team RISP: 2-for-3. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING SB: Callaspo (1, 2nd base off Maholm/Diaz, R), Bloomquist (13, 2nd base off Maholm/Diaz, R).
FIELDING DP: (Bale-Callaspo-Butler, B). Pickoffs: Chen, B 2 (Morgan at 1st base, Morgan at 1st base).
BATTING 2B: Sanchez, F (24, Bale), LaRoche (22, Bale). 3B: LaRoche (2, Chen, B). HR: Young, D (2, 4th inning off Chen, B, 2 on, 1 out). TB: Sanchez, F 3; LaRoche 3; Morgan 2; Young, D 5; Wilson, Ja 2; LaRoche 3. RBI: Young, D 4 (15), Wilson, Ja (24), LaRoche (37). 2-out RBI: Wilson, Ja. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCutchen 2. GIDP: Diaz, R. Team RISP: 4-for-8. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING CS: Morgan 2 (10, 2nd base by Chen, B/Olivo, 2nd base by Chen, B/Olivo). PO: Morgan 2 (1st base by Chen, B, 1st base by Chen, B).