The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the first inning but the Royals roared back to built a 14-3 lead after six and the outcome was not in doubt at that time. Ted Lilly, Ron Mahay, Ramon Troncoso and Oscar Villarreal allowed four runs or more each and a total of 18 hits.
Lilly was KO'ed in the third after allowing six runs. Mahay couldn't get out of the fourth, Troncoso gave up four in 1.2 innings and Villarreal four runs in 1.1 innings. Steve Jackson, who just arrived as a free agent pickup from Pittsburgh, allowed a single run over the final 1.2 frames.
After an error, Juan Uribe (who finished the day with two hits) and Matt Kemp doubled for a pair of runs in the first inning. L.A. scored a single run in the fourth on singles by Marcus Thames Dioner Navarro and Gabe Kapler but they trailed 12-3 at that time.
Trent Oeltjen slugged a three-run homer in the seventh with Angel Songco (walk) and Ivan De Jesus (single on base) and rookie Cody Smith homered in the eighth. Oeltjen also picked up two hits but ended the game attempting to stretch his single into a double
Rafael Furcal ss Dee Gordon ss Xavier Paul rf Angel Songco ph-rf Juan Uribe 3b Ivan De Jesus 3b Matt Kemp cf Trent Oeltjen cf Marcus Thames lf Jerry Sands lf Dioner Navarro c J.D. Closser c Hector Gimenez 1b Cody Smith 1b Gabe Kapler dh Jamey Carroll 2b Eugenio Valdez 2b/b> Alex Gordon has three hits and knocked in six runs for Kansas City.
San Francisco 8-Los Angeles 7 A blowout loss is one thing, but the Dodgers clawed back from a 6-3 deficit going into the seventh inning to take a 7-6 lead on a bases-loaded triple by Andre Ethier and rookie Elian Herrera's double only to allow a pair of runs in the last of the ninth.
San Francisco opened the game with back-to-bback triples after the Dodgers had strung together singles by Tony Gwynn, Ethier and James Loney to take a 1-0 margin. Justin Seller led off with a double and scored on Gwynn's second single to knot the game in the second.
Los Angeles gained another slim lead in the fourth on Trayvon Robinson's triple and Rod Barajas long fly ball but a two-run homer erased that and a second two-run homer put the host in front 6-3.
Ethier's jackpot triple in the seventh scored rookie Jake Lemmerman (double), pinch-hitter Aaron Miles (fielder's choice) and Russ Mitchell who lived on an error. Herrera's single put L.A. in front for a third time.
Jon Huber and Alan Watson protected the lead into the last of the ninth but Roman Colon served up a pair of singles before a double play. But the elusive third out never came. Colon gave up two more singles to tie the score and then win the game.
Tim Redding was hammered for four runs on four hits in his four-inning start. Travis Schlichting worked a scoreless fifth before rookie Nate Eovoldi gave up a two-out walk and a home run.
Gwynn rapped out three singles and Ethier had a single and his big triple.
Tony Gwynn dh Aaron Miles ph-dh Casey Blake 3b Russ Mitchell 3b Andre Ethier rf Kyle Russell rf James Loney 1b Elian Herrera 1b Jay Gibbons lf Brian Cavazos-Galvez lf Trayvon Robinson cf Jamie Hoffmann cf Rod Barajas c A.J. Ellis c Juan Castro 2b Jaime Pedroza 2b Justin Sellers ss Jake Lemmerman ssThe Dodgers, now 5-12, play split-squad games against the two Chicago teams Sunday. The White Sox at Camelback Ranch and the Cubs in Las Vegas. Hiroki Kuroda will start at home with Jonathan Broxton, Matt Guerrier and Mike MacDougal to follow. Rookie Rubby De La Rosa gets his first start in Las Vegas with Carlos Monasterios and Wilkin De La Rosa (no relation) scheduled after him.