National League Game Capsules

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Updated: August 3, 2013

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – Pinch-hitter Justin Maxwell hit a solo homer
in the top of the 12th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals over the New York
Mets, 4-3, in the second contest of a three-game series. George Kottaras also
hit a solo homer for the Royals, who bounced back from a 4-2, 11-inning loss
in Friday’s series opener. Alex Gordon and Miguel Tejada each knocked in a
run. Kansas City starter Bruce Chen allowed one run on four hits while
striking out eight over six innings. Kelvin Herrera (4-5) tossed three
scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win. Josh Satin drove in two runs
for the Mets, who have lost three of four. Daniel Murphy hit a solo homer.
Jeremy Hefner got the start for New York and allowed three runs on eight hits
over six innings. David Aardsma (2-1) gave up the homer to Maxwell to take the
loss.