03/11 19:22 CDT Haren effective for 4 innings; Dodgers beat Royals
Haren effective for 4 innings; Dodgers beat Royals
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) --- Dan Haren pitched four effective innings, and the Los
Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Tuesday.
Haren yielded seven singles, walked one and struck out one.
Noel Cuevas hit a three-run homer in the ninth and Scott Van Slyke a two-run
drive in the eighth.
Justin Maxwell went 3 for 5 for the Royals, including a two-run single in the
Royals left-hander Jason Vargas allowed a run on four hits in four innings, the
first run off him in nine innings over three starts.
The Dodgers loaded the bases in the fourth off Vargas, but came away empty when
A.J. Ellis hit a flyball to center field to end the threat.