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Mar 21, 2010 8:15 PM

Betemit's HR in 9th ties Royals and Rockies 11-11

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Wilson Betemit hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Kansas City Royals an 11-11 tie with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

The Royals committed four errors and had a passed ball, leading to five unearned runs, including three in the last two innings.

Shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt committed two errors - fielding and throwing - on one play in the first inning, which led to two runs.

Third baseman Alberto Callaspo's fielding miscue and Cody Clark's passed ball gave the Rockies two unearned runs in a three-run ninth.

Seth Smith had three hits, including a triple, drove in two runs and stole a base. Michael Paulk hit a two-run triple in the ninth.

Josh Fields, Brian Anderson, Betemit and Callaspo each drove in two runs for Kansas City, while Vance Wilson had three hits.

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