Royals OF DeJesus pulled from game after collision at plate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals outfielder David DeJesus, who leads the majors in hitting with runners in scoring position, was removed from Sunday's 9-6 loss to St. Louis after a collision at the plate with catcher Jason LaRue.

The Royals said DeJesus had bruises to his lower right rib cage and would be day-to-day.

He tried to score from second on a single by Jose Guillen in the first inning but was thrown out on a terrific throw by left fielder Skip Schumaker that carried all the way to the plate. After crashing into LaRue, DeJesus got up and walked to the dugout but was replaced at the top of the second by Esteban German.

DeJesus, who has a 13-game hitting streak, is batting .463 with runners in scoring position.