Roy Oswalt got ahead of the Royals batter by working his changeup and curve for strikes early in the count and it resulted in a 4-2 loss for Kansas City Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Oswalt pitched seven innings and allowed two runs on six hits while striking out seven. Oswalt only gave up one walk.
Houston scored a run in the first off Bruce Chen who suffered his first loss of the season. The Royals tied it in the bottom of the first after Scott Podsednik tripled and scored on a Jason Kendall sac fly.
The Royals went up 2-1 in the third when Podsednik singled and stole second and scored on a single from David DeJesus who finished the game 4 for 4 at the plate.
Chen surrended a two run single in the fourth to put Houston right back on top and then in the sixth added a run after Chen walked the first two batters. Chen nearly worked out of the jam getting a strike out and pop up, but Jason Michaels doubled off a deflection from the glove of Alberto Callaspo at third.