Phillies Give Up 13 Runs to Royals, but It Didn't Have to Be This Way

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Phillies Give Up 13 Runs to Royals, but It Didn't Have to Be This Way
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I should start by writing about the intentional walk that went bad in the Royals’ rout of the Phillies on Friday. With the Phillies up 4-2 and one out in the sixth, manager Charlie Manuel decided he’d rather have lefty Jeremy Horst face Alex Gordon with the bases loaded than Kyle Kendrick or a right-handed reliever face pinch-hitter Billy Butler with runners on second and third.

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