Just as fast as the Pirates scored four runs in the first inning, they lost the lead and lost the game 10-6 to the Royals.
Starter Mark Redman gave up the four runs but settled down to give up just one more in five innings earning his fourth consecutive win.
The bullpen pitched the last four innings to hold on to the lead allowing one run on two hits in four innings. Ambiorix Burgos gave up his requisite run before getting the final three outs in the game.
Angel Berroa had three hits for a Kansas City offense that walked 11 times. John Buck and David DeJesus had two RBIs apiece.