Jimmy Gobble made his major league debut on Sunday and was able to earn a win as the Royals beat the Devil Rays 2-0 at Kauffman Stadium. Gobble lasted six innings and gave up six hits, no runs and one walk. Gobble was called up from Class AA Wichita to replace Jose Lima, who’s been put on he 15-day disabled list with a strained groin. Curtis Leskanic and Jeremy Affeldt worked the final three innings and didn’t allow a base runner. Affeldt earned his first save of the season. The Royals struck with home runs from Joe Randa and Aaron Guiel in the first and third innings. Guiel’s round-tripper was the second inside-the-park home run of the series. Angel Berroa raced around the bases in Friday’s 9-6 loss. Kansas City took two out of three from Tampa Bay and owns a two-game lead over the White Sox in the American League Central. The Royals open a three-game series against the White Sox in Chicago tonight. Last week Chicago swept Kansas City at home.
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