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Nova gets smacked around in 1st

8/16/2011

The Royals, who scored eight runs off Ivan Nova in three innings back in May at Yankee Stadium, picked up where the left off tonight at Kauffman Stadium, scoring two runs on three hard-hit balls in the first inning, all with two outs. Billy Butler started it off with a single and scored when Eric Hosmer doubled to left-center. Hosmer then scored on Jeff Francoeur's single to right, but Nova got off the hook when Russell Martin threw Francoeur out trying to steal. Royals up 2-0 in the second.