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Joey Gathright's bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning off Chris Spurling lifted the Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Brewers. It was the third walk of the inning for Kansas City, and sixth in the final five innings.
"We had three walks that really hurt us," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "A leadoff walk in the eighth, a leadoff walk in the 11th and the one that ended up scoring the eventual winning run."
The Royals loaded the bases with no outs in the 11th against Jose Capellan (0-2). John Buck walked, Tony Pena singled, and Emil Brown walked, chasing Capellan.
Spurling entered and got David DeJesus to line out, but Gathright walked on five pitches to make it 4-3.
"I just knew he was going to throw sinkers, sinkers, sinkers," Gathright said. "It's tough to see out there in the late innings of the day.
"Mainly, it was just tough to see, but I knew he wasn't going to try to throw me anything to hit."
David Riske (1-2) pitched the 10th to get the win and Jimmy Gobble worked a perfect 11th for his first save.
Kansas City snapped a four-game losing streak. It was only the third time in 39 games that the Royals have come back to win when trailing after seven.
"It was good to see how we came back," DeJesus said. "We didn't feel we were out of the game."
Corey Hart hit a solo home run off Kansas City closer Octavio Dotel with one out in the ninth to tie it at 3. It was Hart's 10th of the season and extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
Dotel has blown two straight save opportunities after converting his first six chances this year.
"We hung in there," Kansas City manager Buddy Bell said. "We could have cashed it in there."
The Brewers, whose five-game winning streak ended, got a strong start from rookie Yovani Gallardo and led 2-1 when he left after seven innings.
"He pitched another real good ballgame," Yost said. "He started to labor a little bit in the seventh but it was a big test for him; to pitch into a little trouble, pitch himself out and keep the lead. We were real proud of his effort."
Derrick Turnbow blew the lead in the eighth, walking pinch-hitter Fernando Cortez to open the inning. DeJesus followed with a single to center field and advanced to second when Bill Hall tried to throw out Cortez at third.
Gathright drove in Cortez with a weak groundout to second and Teahen followed with a sharp single to right-center to make it 3-2 as the sellout crowd of 44,064 booed.
The Brewers' top two home run hitters, Prince Fielder and J.J. Hardy, were out of the starting lineup.
Tony Graffanino homered for Milwaukee and finished with two hits.
Gallardo struck out eight, walked two and allowed five hits in his second start since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville to take the spot of injured left-hander Chris Capuano.
Gallardo walked DeJesus to lead off the game, then retired 13 consecutive batters before Esteban German singled in the fifth for Kansas City's first hit.
Odalis Perez pitched five innings for the Royals, giving up two runs and seven hits with two walks.
Ryan Braun had a sacrifice fly in the fifth and Graffanino hit his fifth homer in the sixth to help the Brewers build a 2-0 lead.
The Royals scored their only run off Gallardo in the seventh. Alex Gordon walked with one out, moved to second on Shane Costa's single and scored on German's base hit. Gallardo then struck out John Buck and Pena with Costa on third to end the threat.
The Brewers were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position. ... Fielder pinch-hit in the ninth and remained in the game in extra innings. ... Hardy missed his third start because of lower back tightness, but is expected to return to the lineup Monday night against Houston.
|Players of the Game|
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|Kansas City Royals|
|David DeJesus, CF||5||1||3||0||1||0||3||.278|
|Joey Gathright, LF||5||0||0||2||1||2||4||.282|
|Mark Teahen, 1B-RF^1B||6||0||1||1||0||1||4||.290|
|Alex Gordon, 3B||3||1||1||0||2||0||1||.234|
|Shane Costa, RF||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||.185|
|a- Ryan Shealy, PH-1B||2||0||0||0||0||2||3||.220|
|David Riske, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jimmy Gobble, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Esteban German, 2B||5||0||2||1||0||2||3||.253|
|John Buck, C||4||1||0||0||1||2||2||.251|
|Tony Pena, SS||5||0||2||0||0||1||2||.274|
|Odalis Perez, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||1||.200|
|Zack Greinke, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Fernando Cortez, PH||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||.250|
|Joakim Soria, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Billy Butler, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.250|
|Octavio Dotel, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Emil Brown, RF||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.242|
|a-struck out for Costa in the 8th|
|b-walked for Greinke in the 8th|
|c-grounded out for Soria in the 9th|
|2B - David DeJesus (17, Gallardo)|
|RBI - Joey Gathright 2 (7), Mark Teahen (40), Esteban German (22)|
|SB - Mark Teahen (8, 3rd base off Wise/D. Miller), Alex Gordon 2 (9, 2nd base off Wise/D. Miller, 2nd base off Capellan/D. Miller)|
|PK - Tony Pena (1, Gallardo)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|Kansas City Royals|
|Joakim Soria (H,5)||1||0||0||0||1||2||0||2.64|
|Octavio Dotel (BS,2)||1||1||1||1||0||3||1||3.75|
|David Riske (W,1-2)||1||1||0||0||1||1||0||2.55|
|Jimmy Gobble (S,1)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||2.73|
|IBB - Weeks by Odalis Perez, Graffanino by David Riske|
|HBP - Hart (by Odalis Perez)|
|WP - Odalis Perez (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Odalis Perez 96-59, Zack Greinke 20-16, Joakim Soria 21-13, Octavio Dotel 19-13, David Riske 17-8, Jimmy Gobble 11-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Odalis Perez 2-10, Zack Greinke 2-2, David Riske 1-1, Jimmy Gobble 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Odalis Perez 25, Zack Greinke 6, Joakim Soria 4, Octavio Dotel 4, David Riske 5, Jimmy Gobble 3|
|Corey Hart, RF||5||2||1||1||0||1||1||.317|
|Craig Counsell, SS||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.239|
|a- Prince Fielder, PH-1B||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||.283|
|Ryan Braun, 3B||3||0||0||1||1||1||1||.321|
|Bill Hall, CF||5||0||1||0||0||0||2||.268|
|Kevin Mench, LF||5||0||2||0||0||0||1||.275|
|Tony Graffanino, 1B-SS||4||1||2||1||1||1||1||.248|
|Damian Miller, C||4||0||2||0||1||2||3||.234|
|Chris Spurling, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Rickie Weeks, 2B||4||0||0||0||1||2||5||.247|
|Yovani Gallardo, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||4||.250|
|Derrick Turnbow, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brian Shouse, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Matt Wise, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Francisco Cordero, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Gabe Gross, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.200|
|Jose Capellan, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Johnny Estrada, C||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.283|
|a-struck out for Counsell in the 9th|
|b-struck out for Cordero in the 9th|
|2B - Kevin Mench (13, Riske)|
|HR - Corey Hart (10, Dotel), Tony Graffanino (5, O. Perez)|
|SF - Ryan Braun (3)|
|SH - Yovani Gallardo (1)|
|RBI - Corey Hart (30), Ryan Braun (18), Tony Graffanino (16)|
|SB - Kevin Mench (2, 2nd base off O. Perez/Buck)|
|Team LOB - 11|
|Outfield Assists - Kevin Mench 2|
|DP - Mench-Estrada|
|E - Bill Hall (7, Throwing), Damian Miller (2, Dropped fly), Rickie Weeks (6, Misplayed grounder)|
|Derrick Turnbow (BS,2)||0.1||2||2||2||1||0||0||4.01|
|Jose Capellan (L,0-2)||1||2||1||1||2||2||0||4.09|
|WP - Jose Capellan (2)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Yovani Gallardo 94-62, Derrick Turnbow 16-8, Brian Shouse 8-4, Matt Wise 10-7, Francisco Cordero 17-12, Jose Capellan 37-24, Chris Spurling 13-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yovani Gallardo 6-5, Derrick Turnbow 1-0, Francisco Cordero 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Yovani Gallardo 26, Derrick Turnbow 4, Brian Shouse 1, Matt Wise 2, Francisco Cordero 5, Jose Capellan 7, Chris Spurling 3|
|Attendance - 44064|
|Game Time - 4:01|
|Temperature - 73|
|Umpires - Home - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Field Culbreth, Third Base - Tim McClelland|