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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Royals give up four home runs in 5-2 loss

  • The 2013 season has started as something of a nightmare for the Kansas City Royals.
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  • The 2013 season has started as something of a nightmare for the Kansas City Royals.
    The Royals have been outscored in the first two games of a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox 6-2, with all six of those runs coming off five home runs.
    The White Sox blasted four of those Wednesday afternoon at the expense of Kansas City starter Ervin Santana and reliever Luke Hochevar.
    The homers overshadowed an otherwise strong performance from Santana on the mound, as he struck out eight and gave up just the five hits.
    The Royals (0-2) had offensive woes continued  from Monday’s contest, as they were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. In the series, they are 2-for-13.
    "We will hit," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "The weather is no excuse, because the weather's cold for them, too, but we'll get on track. We can swing the bats, and Jake Peavy was pretty good today, too."
    Kansas City will try to salvage the series with Chicago this afternoon at 1:10 p.m. U.S. Cellular Field.
    Jeremy Guthrie will get the start for the Royals against Gavin Floyd.

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