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Five-run 12th lifts Royals past Rockies

May 21, 2007 - 1:08 AM DENVER (Ticker) -- The Kansas City Royals needed 12 innings but still managed to clinch their first winning road trip of the season.

The Royals scored five runs in the 12th frame to earn a 10-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, ending a 10-game road trip with a 6-4 record.

Reliever Joel Peralta (1-2) earned the win and made sure the Rockies would not mount another comeback by clubbing a two-run double in the 12th. It came in his first major league at-bat.

"I just hit and start running," Peralta said. "I didn't know if it would go over the left fielder's head, so I started running."

Ryan Shealy, Angel Berroa and Mark Teahen also drove in runs in the deciding frame. Colorado reliever Ramon Ramirez (1-1) surrendered all five runs in the 12th to take his first loss of the season.

"It was one of those days when my control and my balance just weren't working," Ramirez said.

The Rockies made sure Kansas City starter Brian Bannister did not notch his first win of the season with a ninth-inning rally that pushed the game to extra innings. After Royals closer Joakim Soria got two quick outs to begin the home half of the ninth, veteran Steve Finley singled to first to keep Colorado's hopes alive.

After Troy Tulowitzki was hit by a pitch, Matt Holliday slapped an RBI single to center, which plated Finley and tied the score, 4-4.

The Royals went ahead again in the 11th, only to see the Rockies tie the score again in their half. Bannister got Kansas City's rally started in a four-run third with a leadoff single to center.

David DeJesus followed with another single before Bannister was forced out at third on Esteban German's fielder's choice grounder. With runners on first and second, Mark Teahen got the Royals on the board, driving DeJesus home with a single to right. Emil Brown's two-run single followed, putting Kansas City on top 3-0.

The Royals added a fourth run when Shealy's double to left-center brought Brown around to score.

The four-run inning doomed Rockies starter Jason Hirsh, who was pulled after five frames. The 25-year-old struck out three and allowed six hits to go along with the four runs.

Hirsh (2-5) is winless since April 22 against San Diego. In his five starts since, the rookie righthander is 0-4 with one no-decision and a 5.28 ERA. Bannister, who was making his fourth start of the season, surrendered three runs and five hits in five innings.

The 26-year-old righthander struck out four and issued one walk, leaving the game in line for the win. Four relievers combined to throw three scoreless innings, with Soria getting the final out of the eighth before yielding the tying run in the ninth.

Colorado threatened in the eighth against Kansas City reliever David Riske. The veteran reliever began the frame by walking Tulowitzki. After Holliday lined out to center, Todd Helton singled to center, sending Tulowitzki to third.

Helton advanced to second on Garrett Atkins' grounder back to the pitcher, and Brad Hawpe was intentionally walked to load the bases with two outs.

Soria replaced Riske and got pinch hitter Jeff Baker to fly out to center to end the threat. The Royals ended the 10-game trip at 6-4. Shealy, for one, hopes it's the start of a turnaround.

"We were in almost every game on this trip," Shealy said. "We won the series in Oakland and we won the series here. Hopefully, it's something we'll build on."








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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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    KANSAS CITY 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    COLORADO 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1
    10 11 12 R H E
    -- -- -- - - -
    KANSAS CITY 0 1 5 10 15 1
    COLORADO 0 1 0 5 11 1 (FINAL 12)

    BATTERIES: KAN

    May 20 7:40 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK TEAHEN SCORED JOEL PERALTA.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, M TEAHEN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 10
    COLORADO 5 TOP, 12TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: E BROWN (.220, 1-FOR-6, 2 RBI)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 20 7:32 PM
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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOEL PERALTA SCORED MARK GRUDZIELANEK AND DAVID
    DEJESUS.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J PERALTA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 9
    COLORADO 5 TOP, 12TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M TEAHEN (.301, 2-FOR-5, BB, 2 RBI)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 20 7:28 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    BUNT GROUND OUT BY ANGEL BERROA SCORED RYAN SHEALY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M GRUDZIELANEK ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 7
    COLORADO 5 TOP, 12TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: D DEJESUS (.273, 1-FOR-4, 2 BB)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 20 7:25 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN SHEALY SCORED ALEX GORDON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R SHEALY ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 6
    COLORADO 5 TOP, 12TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: P PHILLIPS (.222, 1-FOR-5)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 20 7:17 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY EMIL BROWN ALLOWED TROY TULOWITZKI TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M HOLLIDAY ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 5
    COLORADO 5 BOTTOM, 11TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T HELTON (.360, 2-FOR-4, BB)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 20 7:05 PM
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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY MARK TEAHEN SCORED DAVID DEJESUS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEAHEN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 5
    COLORADO 4 TOP, 11TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: E BROWN (.222, 1-FOR-5, 2 RBI)

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    KANSAS CITY 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
    COLORADO 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 4 9 1 (TOP 10)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: KAN - JOAKIM SORIA
    COL - MANNY CORPAS

    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: R SHEALY (.206, 2-FOR-3, BB, RBI)
    P PHILLIPS (.250, 1-FOR-4)
    T PENA JR (.240, 1-FOR-4)

    May 20 6:22 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT HOLLIDAY SCORED STEVE FINLEY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M HOLLIDAY ON FIRST, T TULOWITZKI ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 4
    COLORADO 4 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T HELTON (.360, 2-FOR-4)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 20 6:19 PM
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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TROY TULOWITZKI SCORED OMAR QUINTANILLA AND STEVE
    FINLEY.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, T TULOWITZKI ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 4
    COLORADO 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.345, 0-FOR-2)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 20 4:37 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY OMAR QUINTANILLA SCORED BRAD HAWPE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O QUINTANILLA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 4
    COLORADO 1 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: J HIRSH (.059, 1-FOR-1)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 20 4:29 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RYAN SHEALY SCORED EMIL BROWN.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, R SHEALY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 4
    COLORADO 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: P PHILLIPS (.200, 0-FOR-1)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 20 3:52 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY EMIL BROWN SCORED ESTEBAN GERMAN AND MARK TEAHEN.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, E BROWN ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 3
    COLORADO 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: A GORDON (.175, 1-FOR-1)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 20 3:49 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK TEAHEN SCORED DAVID DEJESUS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEAHEN ON SECOND, E GERMAN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1
    COLORADO 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: E BROWN (.221, 0-FOR-1)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 20 3:46 PM