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Big inning powers Royals

The Kansas City Royals tallied six runs in the second inning on Friday, doubling the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals were home underdogs at 140, and the 12 runs scored were OVER the posted total of 10.5.

Scott Elarton (2-2) went five innings, allowing four runs on six hits, and Mark Grudzielanek was 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs for the Royals.

Freddy Garcia (1-5) was chased after 1 2-3 innings, giving up six runs on seven innings. Ryan Howard had a two-run home run for the Phillies.