Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 5/20/12
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 disabled list Saturday. Teaford joins Danny Duffy, who is set to have Tommy John surgery, and Jonathan Sanchez, who is dealing with biceps tendinitis. Adcock threw the final five frames of Wednesday's 15-inning game against Baltimore and took the loss in a 4-3 defeat when he gave up a solo homer to Adam Jones. "Nate did a great job. He had good stuff," Yost told the team's website. "Besides (pitch to Jones), his sinker was really good, getting a lot of ground balls. He was on the attack, throwing strikes, holding them right there and giving us opportunity after opportunity to come in and try to find a way to score a run." Adcock, who was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday after being sent down Thursday, has no record and a 6.23 ERA in three major league starts - all last season. The Diamondbacks (18-23), who had a six-game win streak against the Royals snapped Saturday, will counter with Wade Miley (4-1, 2.52), who regained his dominant form in his most recent outing. The left-hander had allowed a combined seven runs over his previous two starts before a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. Miley gave up a solo homer over 6 2-3 innings in that game and has allowed one run or fewer in three of his five starts this season. "He doesn't take anything for granted. He goes out there and competes even when he doesn't have his best stuff," catcher Miguel Montero told the team's website. None of Miley's previous 12 major league starts have occurred during interleague play, while Adcock made his first start last May against St. Louis.
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