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Box > St. Louis 7, Kansas City 6
Show-Me a slam: Cards edge KC
John Mabry gave the Cardinals a big, early lead with a first-inning grand slam as St. Louis held off the Royals and won the first game of the three-game I-70 Series. Mark Mulder allowed four runs and walked four in 5 2/3 innings. Albert Pujols had three hits as the Cardinals improved to 26-15.
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John Mabry watches his first-inning grand slam leave Kauffman Stadium on Friday night. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Zack Greinke was roughed up by the high-powered St. Louis offense as Kansas City dropped the first game of the three-game series. Greinke allowed six earned runs on nine hits with three walks in five innings.
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STL
St. Louis (26-15)
Won 1
St. Louis 7, Kansas City 6   KC
Kansas City (12-30)
Lost 1
May 20, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
4 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0   7 13 1
Kansas City
0 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 0   6 10 0
Standings through 5/20/05  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Royals Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4120102.314
Walker, DH4110003.262
a-Sanders, PH-DH1000001.254
Pujols, 1B5230012.337
Edmonds, CF4111122.289
Mabry, RF5135011.353
Grudzielanek, 2B4000014.338
Nunez, 3B4110012.299
Taguchi, LF3010000.246
Molina, C4011001.217
Totals3871372618 

a-Grounded out for Walker in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Walker (9, Greinke), Pujols (13, Greinke), Mabry (4, Greinke), Edmonds (10, Greinke).
HR: Mabry (3, 1st inning off Greinke, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Eckstein 2; Walker 2; Pujols 4; Edmonds 2; Mabry 7; Nunez; Taguchi; Molina.
RBI: Mabry 5 (13), Edmonds (25), Molina (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Walker 2; Nunez 2.
S: Taguchi.
GIDP: Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Eckstein (5, throw).
PB: Molina (2).
DP: 4 (Nunez-Grudzielanek-Pujols, Eckstein-Grudzielanek-Pujols, Eckstein-Pujols, Grudzielanek-Pujols).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Berroa, SS4110103.245
Graffanino, 2B4220101.255
Sweeney, 1B4023111.331
Brown, RF3120210.233
Marrero, CF4000017.171
Diaz, DH4000014.242
Long, LF4110000.207
Teahen, 3B4000010.246
Buck, C3120000.202
a-DeJesus, PH0000000.255
Castillo, C0000000.200
Totals3461035516 

a-Hit by pitch for Buck in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Buck (6, Mulder), Sweeney 2 (13, Mulder, Mulder), Brown (5, Thompson).
TB: Berroa; Graffanino 2; Sweeney 4; Brown 3; Long; Buck 3.
RBI: Sweeney 3 (32).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Marrero; Diaz; Berroa.
GIDP: Graffanino; Diaz; Marrero; Sweeney.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Berroa-Graffanino-Sweeney).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mulder (W, 6-1)5.27445203.71
Thompson (H, 1)2.01100201.00
Flores 0.01100004.80
Reyes (H, 5)0.10000003.07
Isringhausen (S, 10)1.01000100.73
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke (L, 0-5)5.09661313.83
Burgos 2.02001106.17
Sisco 2.02110202.81

Flores pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Greinke.
HBP: DeJesus (by Reyes).
Pitches-strikes: Mulder 100-59, Thompson 22-17, Flores 6-6, Reyes 7-4, Isringhausen 8-7, Greinke 75-48, Burgos 30-17, Sisco 36-22.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mulder 12-3, Thompson 3-1, Flores 0-0, Reyes 0-1, Isringhausen 2-0, Greinke 8-4, Burgos 4-1, Sisco 2-2.
Batters faced: Mulder 26, Thompson 7, Flores 2, Reyes 2, Isringhausen 3, Greinke 25, Burgos 8, Sisco 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Flores 1-1, Reyes 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, Varies.
T: 2:56.
Att: 31,513.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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