Series: Game 3 of 3

Kansas City won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, June 20
Kansas City10Final
St. Louis4
Game 2: Saturday, June 21
Kansas City1Final
St. Louis8
Game 3: Sunday, June 22
Kansas City5Final
St. Louis2

Royals 5

(38-34, 18-19 away)

Cardinals 2

(39-35, 23-14 home)

    2:10 PM ET, June 22, 2003

    Busch Stadium I, St. Louis, Missouri 

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    W: J. Affeldt (4-3)

    L: G. Stephenson (4-6)

    S: M. MacDougal (16)

    Kansas City takes two of three games from Cards

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jeremy Affeldt won for the first time in seven starts and hit an RBI single as the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 Sunday, taking two of three from their cross-state rivals.

    There was a moment of silence before the game to remember the one-year anniversary of the death of Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile.

    The Royals have won six of eight overall and evened the all-time interleague series against the Cardinals at 12 wins each. Kansas City did it without Mike Sweeney, who has missed the last four games with tightness in his upper back.

    The teams will meet for another three-game series next weekend in Kansas City.

    Ken Harvey homered for the second time in the series and spot starters Aaron Guiel and Mike DiFelice drove in a run apiece.

    Albert Pujols was 3-for-5 with an RBI single for the Cardinals, his second straight three-hit game. Bo Hart, a 26-year-old rookie, singled in five at-bats and is 8-for-17 in four games since being called up from Triple-A Memphis.

    Affeldt (4-3) won for the first time since May 12, allowing a run on six hits. He walked one, only his 19th of the season in 13 starts, and struck out three.

    Mike MacDougal worked the ninth for his 16th save in 20 chances.

    Garrett Stephenson (4-6) faced the Royals for the first time and worked six-plus innings, allowing five runs on seven hits.

    Desi Relaford doubled to start the game and scored on Carlos Beltran's one-out groundout. Tino Martinez's double, a single by Mike Matheny and a double-play ball tied the score for St. Louis in the fourth.

    The Royals pulled ahead for good in a three-run fifth on RBI doubles by Guiel and DiFelice and Affeldt's run-scoring single. Harvey hit his seventh homer with two outs in the sixth for a 5-1 lead.

    Pujols had six hits and five RBIs the last two games of the series after going 0-for-5 in the opener. He had an RBI single in the seventh to cut the gap to 5-2.

    Game notes

    Along with Kile, longtime Cardinals broadcaster Jack Buck, who died June 18, 2002, also was honored. ... Cardinals 3B Scott Rolen missed his fourth straight start with stiffness in his neck and sore shoulders, a whiplash-like condition that is expected to sideline him until at least Tuesday. ... Martinez left after five innings with tightness in his right hamstring. The team said it was a precautionary measure. ... Affeldt had been 0-2 with a 3.94 ERA in his previous six starts, and had no decisions his last three outings.

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