Diamondbacks 3, Royals 2

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings and Xavier Nady hit an RBI double, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night.

Kennedy (8-2) allowed one run on eight hits, while striking out four and walking two to lower his ERA to 2.90. In his past 13 starts, he is 7-1 with a 2.16 ERA.

The NL West-leading Diamondbacks scored three runs on four hits in the fifth against Jeff Francis (3-8).