Royals 8W: Howell (1-0)

L: Halsey (4-4)D-Backs 5

Emil Brown had three doubles among his career-high four hits, John Buck hit a two-run homer and J.P. Howell won an impressive major league debut in Kansas City's victory.

The Royals collected 18 hits -- 14 off Brad Halsey in the worst start of his career -- to snap a two-game skid and improve to 3-2 on their road trip. Terrence Long drove in three runs with three hits.

Kansas CityABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals43818828 -- Berroa ss600003.247DeJesus cf523000.284Graffanino 1b513000.307Brown rf534200.277Long lf413310.268Gotay 2b402100.253Teahen 3b500003.250Buck c413210.232Howell p300001.000Sisco p100001.000MWood p000000---Affeldt p000000---Costa ph100000.357MacDougal p000000---ArizonaABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals37511569 -- Cintron 2b501001.308Clayton ss301000.228Counsell ph010010.296LGonzalez lf511101.307Glaus 3b512002.259TClark 1b513100.374ShGreen rf512201.271JoCruz cf301102.235Valverde p000000---Tracy ph100000.283Herges p000000---Hairston ph100000.167CSnyder c300021.234Halsey p100011.042McCracken cf000020.200Kansas City

301000310 -- 8181Arizona

000001022 -- 5111 E: Berroa (8), Glaus (8). LOB: Kansas City 11, Arizona 12. 2B: Brown 3 (12), ShGreen (15). HR: ShGreen (7), off MWood; TClark (9), off MWood; Buck (5), off Valverde. RBI: Brown 2 (30), Long 3 (18), Gotay (21), Buck 2 (17), LGonzalez (41), TClark (31), ShGreen 2 (33), JoCruz (20). SB: Gotay (2). SF: Gotay. GIDP: ShGreen.

DP: Kansas City 2 (Berroa, Gotay and Graffanino), (Teahen and Gotay); Arizona 1 (Glaus and TClark).

Kansas CityIP HRERBBSONPERAHowell, W5 41128911.80Sisco1 30010222.36MWood1B22220304.00AffeldtC0000013.12MacDougal1 22111274.50ArizonaIP HRERBBSONPERAHalsey, L6 1466141043.91Valverde2 42213406.35Herges1 00001125.93 Howell pitched to 1 batter in the 6th, Sisco pitched to 2 batters in the 7th, Halsey pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Inherited runners-scored: Sisco 1-1, MWood 2-0, Affeldt 2-0, Valverde 1-1.

IBB: off Halsey (Buck) 1. HBP: by Howell (Clayton). WP: Howell.

T: 3:06. A: 27,996 (49,033).