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PHILADELPHIA – Alex Gordon and Chris Getz each hit bases-loaded triples and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat Philadelphia 13-4 Friday, spoiling the Phillies' home opener.
The interleague matchup was a rare one between teams that first met in the 1980 World Series. The Royals overcame a 4-0 deficit to surge past Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies
After getting a total of 17 hits in their first three games against the Chicago White Sox, the Royals had 19 against the Phillies. Eric Hosmer was 4 for 5 with three RBIs.
Domonic Brown and Erik Kratz hit solo homers for the Phillies, who are off to a 1-3 start.