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DeJesus, Royals aim for sweep of Mariners

Jul 13, 2008 - 1:57 PM Seattle (36-58) at Kansas City (43-52) 2:10 pm EDT

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) -- The Kansas City Royals will be in search of a sweep Sunday when they host the Seattle Mariners in the finale of a three-game series.

David DeJesus played the hero on Saturday night, driving a fastball from Brandon Morrow over the right field wall with a runner on and two outs in the ninth inning for a 5-4 victory. It was the Royals' first game-winning homer in over three years.

DeJesus leads the majors with a .468 batting average with runners in scoring position and provided the deciding blow in the opening game of the series as well, clubbing a two-run double in Kansas City's 3-1 victory on Friday.

The Royals have won three games in a row on the strength of strong pitching, allowing a total of six runs during the short spurt.

Kyle Davies (4-1, 4.71 ERA) will try to keep the strong starts coming on Sunday. The 24-year-old righthander has struggled of late, going 0-1 with a 9.35 ERA in his last four starts after beginning the season 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA in his first four outings.

The Mariners will counter with righthander Carlos Silva (4-11, 5.59). Perhaps the biggest bust of the offseason, Seattle inked Silva to a four-year, $48 million deal in the offseason in the hope that he would provide stability to the staff behind aces Erik Bedard and Felix Hernandez.

Instead, Silva has gone 1-11 since May 4.








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    SEATTLE 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 4 8 1
    KANSAS CITY 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 10 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SEA - CARLOS SILVA, RYAN ROWLAND-SMITH (7TH), SEAN GREEN (7TH),
    ARTHUR RHODES (9TH), BRANDON MORROW (9TH) AND JEFF CLEMENT,
    JAMIE BURKE (9TH)
    KAN - KYLE DAVIES, RO

    Jul 13 4:58 PM


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    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY WILLIE BLOOMQUIST SCORED ADRIAN BELTRE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, W BLOOMQUIST ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 4
    KANSAS CITY 3 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J CLEMENT (.167, 1-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

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    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BUCK ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 3
    KANSAS CITY 3 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M TEAHEN (.253, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

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    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 3, KANSAS CITY 2
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: M CAIRO (.222, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

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    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M AVILES ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    KANSAS CITY 2 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M TEAHEN (.254, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

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    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CAIRO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    KANSAS CITY 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: Y BETANCOURT (.269, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners 1, Royals 1  Top 5, 0 OutsJul 13 3:16 PM


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    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0
    KANSAS CITY 1 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: J GUILLEN (.273, 0-FOR-1)

    Mariners 0, Royals 1  Bot 3, 0 OutsJul 13 2:54 PM
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