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Royals open interleague play against Rockies

May 18, 2007 - 2:08 PM Kansas City (15-27) at Colorado (17-24) 9:05 pm EDT

DENVER (Ticker) -- The Kansas Royals hope to keep their recent success going when they visit the Colorado Rockies in the opener of their interleague series on Friday.

The Royals have won four of their last five games, including Thursday's 7-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Mark Teahen and Mike Sweeney combined for four hits, two RBI and three runs scored for Kansas City, which was swept in a three-game seres by the Rockies in 2005.

"Any series win is big for us; we just gotta start stringing them together," said Kansas City pitcher Scott Elarton, who is a former Rockie.

After his most stellar performance this season, Jorge De La Rosa (4-3, 3.68 ERA) gets the ball for the Royals. The lefthander yielded one run and three hits in seven innings in an 11-1 win last Sunday against the Chicago White Sox.

The Rockies will counter with Jeff Francis (2-4, 5.08), who is searching for his first pair of wins since mid-September. Last Saturday, the lefthander allowed only two runs in eight innings of a 6-2 triumph.

Francis yielded two runs in seven innings in a win over the Royals on June 25, 2005.

Kansas City's Emil Brown had 24 hits with a homer and 12 RBI in 16 games in interleague play last year.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    KANSAS CITY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 13 0
    COLORADO 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: KAN - JORGE DE LA ROSA, BRANDON DUCKWORTH (7TH), JOAKIM SORIA (9TH)
    AND JOHN BUCK
    COL - JEFF FRANCIS, MANNY CORPAS (8TH), DARREN CLARKE
    (8TH), TOM MARTIN (9TH) AND

    May 18 11:46 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY EMIL BROWN (1) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF MANNY CORPAS SCORED MARK TEAHEN AND SHANE COSTA.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 5, COLORADO 2
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: J BUCK (.286, 0-FOR-3)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 18 11:06 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SHANE COSTA SCORED MARK GRUDZIELANEK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, S COSTA ON FIRST, M TEAHEN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 2
    COLORADO 2 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: E BROWN (.216, 2-FOR-3)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 18 11:04 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK TEAHEN SCORED ESTEBAN GERMAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEAHEN ON FIRST, M GRUDZIELANEK ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1
    COLORADO 2 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: A BERROA (.333, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 18 11:00 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY JEFF BAKER SCORED GARRETT ATKINS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BAKER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 0
    COLORADO 2 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: Y TORREALBA (.247, 0-FOR-2)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 18 10:41 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT HOLLIDAY SCORED TROY TULOWITZKI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M HOLLIDAY ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 0
    COLORADO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T HELTON (.353, 4 HR, 25 RBI)

    Royals vs. RockiesMay 18 9:19 PM