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Tuesday, May 13th (All times Eastern)

Colorado Rockies (23-17) at Kansas City Royals (18-19), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Colorado - Franklin Morales (3-2, 5.18) Kansas City - James Shields (4-3, 2.70)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Owner of the fewest home runs in the majors, the Kansas City Royals got some power from a pair of unlikely sources to earn a series split over the weekend.

The Royals hope for another surge on Tuesday evening when they kick off a nine-game homestand that begins with two straight contests against the Colorado Rockies.

Kansas City has connected on just 16 home runs this season, just two more than the Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu, and Mike Moustakas is the club's current leader with four homers.

The Royals, though, got two big home runs from Alcides Escobar and Johnny Giavotella in Sunday's 9-7 win over the Seattle Mariners to earn a split of the four-game set.

Escobar connected on a grand slam for the shortstop's second homer of the season and 20th of his career, while Giavotella smacked a three-run shot for the fourth longball of his career.

"You don't really expect your shortstop and second baseman to hit grand slams and three-run homers, but there's a lot of good signs out there," said Royals manager Ned Yost.

Though he will take as much as he can get tonight, James Shields didn't need much run support in his last outing and will try to secure a second straight victory tonight for the Royals.

The right-hander logged seven scoreless innings to beat the San Diego Padres 8-0 on Wednesday, scattering seven hits and two walks while striking out four.

It was an excellent rebound effort from Shields, who had been tagged for eight runs (7 earned) and 12 hits over 6 1/3 frames of an 8-2 setback to Detroit in his previous start.

The 32-year-old stands 4-3 with a 2.70 earned run average this season and will face the Rockies for the second time in his career. The first meeting came back on June 15, 2007 in Colorado while with Tampa Bay, and Shields suffered a loss for giving up five runs, six hits and two homers over six innings.

Colorado is looking to bounce back tonight following a 4-1 setback to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. It gave the Rockies a setback in three of their last four as well as the club's first series loss since dropping two of three to San Francisco on April 12-14.

With left-hander Jorge De La Rosa having his start pushed back to Friday due to lower back spasms, Franklin Morales will move up to start this opener for Colorado.

Morales has allowed 13 runs over his last three outings, going 1-1 in that span. The 28-year-old lefty is coming off a 5-0 loss to Texas on Thursday after giving up five runs (4 earned) on six hits and three walks in six-plus innings.

Now 3-2 with a 5.18 ERA on the year, Morales will make his first career start versus the Royals and fifth appearance. He has posted a 3.60 ERA in the four previous relief outings without a decision.

The Rockies have won four of their last six versus the Royals, winning three- game sets in both 2010 in Kansas City and 2011 at home.

05/13 10:44:37 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
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PHI
CHA
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
Final
SAC 107
MIL 108
Final
GSW 114
OKC 109
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PHI
CHA
 
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ORL
UTA
 
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CLE
BRK
 
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BOS
MIN
 
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DET
TOR
 
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MIA
WAS
 
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MEM
CHI
 
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SAN
POR
 
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DEN
LAC
 
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LAL
OKC
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
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UVA 70
CLST 54
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LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
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WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
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SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
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RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
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LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
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MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
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DUKE 66
UCONN 56
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BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
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PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
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SD 55
MNTST 53
 
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UAB 70
LSU 79
Final
EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
Final
CSFU 72
CSDH 50
 
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ORST 90
DEP 59
Final
PAC 69
NEV 65
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USF 77
PORST 40
 
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IDAHO 86
WALLA 39
 
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UTST 57
CALST 56
 
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MORE
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MINN
SEAT
 
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SILL
NO
 
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MARQ
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DEN
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CAL
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CHAM
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Final
PIT 1
COL 0
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PHI 1
FLA 2
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CAR 4
TOR 1
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CLB 4
WAS 5
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MON 1
ANA 2
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SJS 4
EDM 3
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LOS 6
STL 4
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NJD
TAM
 
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OTT
ANA
 
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DET
NYI
 
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WIN
BOS
 
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CAL
DAL
 
Final
JAC 21
TEN 13