The Royals batted around in the first inning, scoring five runs in a 9-4 win over the Padres. Mike Sweeney hit his fifth homer of the season—it was a two-run shot. Jeremy Affeldt pitched five innings allowing two runs off four hits to get the win…. The Cardinals pounded out 13 hits, but managed just two runs in a 10-2 loss to the Orioles at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Chris Carpenter was touched for seven runs off eight hits in five innings of work. Five of those runs came in the first inning.
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