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OF Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 in Saturday's game. He's hitting .375 (12-for-32) through nine games of a 10-game road trip.

OF Jayson Werth missed the game against the Royals with an infection between the fourth and fifth toes on his right foot. He had the infection Friday night when he blasted a two-run home run, but manager Davey Johnson said it was worse Saturday. Following the game, Johnson said Werth's status was uncertain for Sunday's game, but Werth was limping in the locker room after the game.

OF Denard Span extended his hitting streak to eight games with a first-inning single. He finished 1-for-5. He's hitting 12-for-35 (.343) over that time.

OF Denard Span extended his hitting streak to eight games with a first-inning single on Saturday night. He finished 1-for-5. He's hitting 12-for-35 (.343) during that span.

RHP Jordan Zimmermann came just four outs short of his fourth complete game of the season. Only Adam Wainwright has more (five), but Zimmermann tied Wainwright with his 15th win. He gave up two runs in 7 2/3 innings, with one walk and seven strikeouts. It was quite a turnaround from his previous start, an 11-1 loss to Chicago. He gave up eight runs (tying a career high) on seven hits in five innings.

RHP Jordan Zimmermann came just four outs short of his fourth complete game of the season on Saturday. Only Adam Wainwright has more (five), but Zimmermann tied Wainwright with his 15th win. He gave up two runs in 7 2/3 innings, with one walk and seven strikeouts. It was quite a turnaround from his previous start, an 11-1 loss to Chicago. He gave up eight runs (tying a career high) and seven hits in five innings.

SS Ian Desmond was 1-for-4, but the one hit was a two-run home run. He has six hits in 15 at-bats in his last four games. He came into Saturday's game leading all Major League shortstops with 52 extra-base hits.

SS Ian Desmond was 1-for-4 on Saturday, but the one hit was a two-run homer. He has six hits in 15 at-bats in his last four games. He came into Saturday's game leading all major league shortstops with 52 extra-base hits.