Posted April 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Alex Gordon and Chris Getz each hit bases-loaded triples and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat Philadelphia 13-4 Friday, spoiling the Phillies' home opener. The interleague matchup was a rare one between teams that first met in the 1980 World Series - the Royals' only other visit to Philadelphia came in 2004. After getting a total of 17 hits in their first three games against the Chicago White Sox, the Royals had 19 against the Phillies. Eric Hosmer was 4 for 5 with three RBIs, and the Royals overcame a 4-0 deficit to surge past Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies Domonic Brown and Erik Kratz hit solo homers for the Phillies, who are off to a 1-3 start. Bruce Chen (1-0) struck out two in a perfect fifth in relief of Wade Davis to earn the win. Davis allowed four runs and nine hits in four innings in his first start for Kansas City. Four Royals relievers combined to toss five hitless innings. Kendrick (0-1) gave up five runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings. He cruised through t...
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