Series: Game 2 of 2

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/11)

Game 1: Tuesday, June 10
Kansas City7
Game 2: Wednesday, June 11
Kansas City3
Game 3: Thursday, June 12
Kansas City

Diamondbacks 4

(31-34, 13-16 away)

Royals 3

(31-31, 15-13 home)

    8:05 PM ET, June 11, 2003

    Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri 

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    ARI 000110200 4 9 3
    KC 101000001 3 9 2

    W: A. Good (3-1)

    L: D. May (0-3)

    S: J. Valverde (3)

    Arizona 4, Kansas City 3

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Arizona rookie Andrew Good showed the poise of a veteran Wednesday night in winning his third straight start. Good worked around three early errors, pitching the Diamondbacks past the Kansas City Royals 4-3. Good (3-1) allowed two unearned runs in six innings. He gave up five hits in the first three innings, but allowed only an infield single after that. The Royals left the bases loaded in the first inning and again in the third. ``A tip of the cap to Andrew Good to pitch through some out of our defensive problems early in the game,'' Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly said. ``He didn't unravel. He didn't get rattled. He doesn't worry about what if, what if.'' Jose Valverde worked the ninth for his third save in as many opportunities. Carlos Beltran hit an RBI single with two outs. It was 2-all in the seventh when Quinton McCracken doubled with one out off Darrell May (0-3). Junior Spivey doubled to put the Diamondbacks ahead and Danny Bautista added an RBI double. ``Darrell May was pitching great and we thought two runs were enough,'' Royals designated hitter Mike Sweeney said. ``We're just missing with the big hit or getting the big strikeout. ``We didn't come through when we needed to, me personally in the ninth.'' Sweeney struck out in the ninth with a runner on first. Lyle Overbay had two of Arizona's five doubles. He hit an RBI double in the fourth to cut the Royals' lead to 2-1. Arizona tied it in the fifth when Alex Cintron's single scored Chad Moeller, who led off the inning with a single, stole second and advanced to third on catcher Brent Mayne's throwing error. A pair of errors helped Kansas City score an unearned run in the first inning. Beltran, who had three hits, singled home the run. ``In that situation you try to do damage control,'' Good said. ``For the most part, I was able to do that and keep the team in the game. The way we've been swinging the bats, we can come back and put some runs on the board.'' An error by third baseman Robby Hammock in the third inning led to another run in the third for the Royals. Beltran singled and later scored on Mayne's infield single. Royals first baseman Ken Harvey was taken to a hospital for X-rays of his neck after he went headfirst over the tarp in the fifth inning while chasing Bautista's foul ball. Mendy Lopez replaced Harvey at first. X-rays were negative of Harvey's neck. ``My neck is a little sore,'' Harvey said. ``I was a little scared. I didn't know where I was for a while.''< ^Notes:@ Joe Randa did not commit an error and has 69 consecutive errorless games, tying a Royals' record by a third baseman. Bill Pecota went 69 games from April 29-Aug. 30, 1991, without an error at third. ... Diamondbacks OF Steve Finley missed his sixth straight game with a strained right hamstring, but may return to the lineup Thursday. ... The Royals signed Jose Lima, who won 21 games in 1999 for the Houston Astros, to a minor league contract. Lima was 6-1 with a 2.33 ERA with Newark in the independent Atlantic League.

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