The Kansas City Royals earned a rare home win thanks to one of their most productive days at the Kauffman Stadium plate this season.
Nate Adcock will try to get some more support from his teammates when he makes his first start of the season for the injury-plagued Royals rotation - on short rest - Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Kansas City (16-23) improved the majors' worst home record to 5-16 with Saturday's 7-3 victory, matching its second-highest run total of the season at Kauffman. Brayan Pena had three of the Royals' 11 hits, two shy of tying their most in a home game in 2012.
Billy Butler added his second home run in as many games and drove in three runs.
"We need wins bad at home and this was an important one for us," manager Ned Yost told the team's website.
Adcock (0-1, 2.51 ERA) will try to get some support from his teammates while pitching on three days' rest. Everett Teaford was slated to start this game but a lower abdominal strain sent him to the disable...