Final in 5

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/11)

Game 1: Monday, June 10
Florida 15Final
in 14
Kansas City 8
Game 2: Tuesday, June 11
Florida 0Final
in 5
Kansas City 6
Game 3: Wednesday, June 12
Florida 13Final
Kansas City 5

Marlins 0

(32-32, 17-20 away)

Royals 6

(25-37, 14-17 home)

    8:05 PM ET, June 11, 2002

    Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri 

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    FLA 00000 - - - - 0 - -
    KC 20202 - - - - 6 - -

    W: D. May (2-3)

    L: M. Tejera (1-1)

    Royals blank Marlins in rain-shortened game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Darrell May was the only pitcher the Kansas City Royals needed.

    Luis Castillo

    A night after a 14-inning marathon in which the Royals used eight pitchers, May allowed four hits and walked two as Kansas City defeated the Florida Marlins 6-0 Tuesday night in a game called after a 70-minute rain delay.

    ''I told myself, there's no way you can worry about the conditions,'' May said. ''You've got to stay at your own pace and not try to rush it.''

    May (2-3), who pitched the past four seasons in Japan, lowered his ERA from 5.54 to 4.65. He has allowed four earned runs over 16 1-3 innings in his past three starts, and won his previous two.

    Florida's Luis Castillo singled in the third to extend his hitting streak to 27 games, the longest in the majors this season. Castillo was hit in the right hand by a pitch in the fifth inning, but remained in the game.

    ''Hopefully we escaped a broken bone,'' Florida manager Jeff Torborg said. ''They seem to think he's okay. If he comes in hurting Wednesday, they'll have to take a X-ray of it.''

    Neifi Perez and Mike Sweeney singled in the first and were driven in by Randa's two-out double.

    Randa, hitting .324 in the past 18 games, homered in the third with Sweeney aboard. The homer, his sixth of the season, came off rookie left-hander Michael Tejera (1-1), who was making his first start of the season and the second of his career.

    Tejera left after four innings and 65 pitches, allowing seven hits, walking none and striking out two.

    Right-hander Kevin Olsen replaced Tejera and, with four pitches, gave up a double to Perez and Carlos Beltran's ninth home run. Beltran and Randa lead the Royals in RBI with 38 each.

    May walked Mike Lowell and Kevin Millar with one out in the fourth, but retired Derek Lee and Preston Wilson on flyballs.

    Sweeney went 3-for-3 to raise his average to .338, but injured his left ankle while beating out an infield single in the first. Royals manager Tony Pena said the club would ''wait and see'' how Sweeney feels Wednesday.

    Game notes

    Royals LHP Chris George, on the disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger, was the losing pitcher Monday in a rehabilitation start with Triple-A Omaha. George gave up three runs on seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. ... The Royals designated LHP Brian Shouse for assignment and brought up left-hander Scott Mullen from Omaha. ... The Royals and Marlins are both 2-3 in interleague play this season. ... Castillo is hitting .402 since beginning his hitting streak.

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