Hochevar was nearly untouchable through the first four innings retiring the first eleven and 13 of the first 14 he faced. He then gave up single runs in the fifth and sixth before the big Arizona seventh. The Diamondbacks added two more runs in the eighth.
Alex Gordon had three of the Royals six hits and was single shy of the cycle. He followed up his leadoff home run in the first with a double in the third. He drove in Kansas City’s other run with a triple off the top of the wall in right field in the seventh inning.
Jeff Francis pitches tonight for Kansas City with Royals pre-game at 6:35pm on KAYS.