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Archive for Saturday, March 10, 2001

Rosado impressive; Tigers trip Royals

March 10, 2001

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Jose Rosado, making his first start since April 30, yielded a leadoff homer to Jose Macias but had an otherwise solid outing Friday as the Kansas City Royals lost to Detroit, 4-1.

Rosado, who had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder last June 23, didn't allow another hit. He pitched two innings, struck out one, walked one and hit a batter.

"The first inning he was very tentative, but then he got into it," pitching coach Brent Strom said. "The home run was a 76 miles per hour fastball. He stepped it up to 86 (mph) in the second inning."

Jeff Weaver, making his second start for the Tigers, allowed two hits in three shutout innings.

Billy McMillon also had a solo home run for the Tigers, a fifth-inning drive off Chris Fussell. Jermaine Allensworth doubled and tripled and scored two runs.

Joe Randa homered in the fourth inning off Dave Borkowski, who is coming off elbow surgery.

Notes: Royals pitcher Doug Bochtler's wife Darcy had successful surgery Thursday to remove skin cancer from near her ear. ... The Royals released non-roster C Guillermo Garcia and sent SS Angel Berroa and RHP Jeff D'Amico to their minor league camp.

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