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Box > Kansas City 9, St. Louis 2
Royals avoid I-70 Series sweep
David Eckstein is an intangibles guy. He's plucky and reliable; he can usually be counted upon to do the little things well. But no one's perfect, and Eckstein certainly wasn't on Sunday. His two first-inning errors led to six unearned Royals runs.
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John Buck's two-run home run was part of the Royals' six-run, first-inning onslaught. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Ryan Jensen was surely a little nervous on Sunday. After all, he was making his Royals debut, and K.C. hadn't beaten the cross-state rival Cards since 2003. But six runs in the first inning will put any starter at ease.
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STL
St. Louis (27-16)
Lost 1
Kansas City 9, St. Louis 2   KC
Kansas City (13-31)
Won 1
May 22, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 4 4
Kansas City
6 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 X   9 12 1
Standings through 5/22/05  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals Stats  |  Royals Stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4110003.309
Walker, DH3100111.266
Pujols, 1B3011000.335
Edmonds, CF2000101.278
a-Cedeno, PH-LF1000000.114
Mabry, RF4000013.305
Grudzielanek, 2B3000010.329
Seabol, 2B1000000.111
Nunez, 3B4000010.270
Taguchi, LF-CF3010100.250
Diaz, C3010001.242
Totals31241349 

a-Popped out for Edmonds in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Taguchi (4, Nunez).
TB: Eckstein; Pujols; Taguchi 2; Diaz.
RBI: Pujols (37).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mabry 2; Eckstein; Walker.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Eckstein 3 (8, fielding, throw, fielding), Grudzielanek (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Mabry (Sweeney at home).
DP: (Suppan-Eckstein-Pujols).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Berroa, SS4230011.265
DeJesus, CF5100015.248
Sweeney, DH4120003.327
a-McEwing, PH-DH1000001.294
Stairs, 1B4021004.277
Brown, RF4123001.234
Teahen, 3B4111012.247
Diaz, LF4100012.211
Buck, C4112012.204
Gotay, 2B4111000.233
Totals3891280521 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Sweeney in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Brown (6, Suppan), Teahen (5, Suppan), Stairs (7, White).
HR: Buck (3, 1st inning off Suppan, 1 on, 2 out), Gotay (3, 6th inning off Suppan, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Berroa 3; Sweeney 2; Stairs 3; Brown 3; Teahen 2; Buck 4; Gotay 4.
RBI: Brown 3 (18), Teahen (9), Buck 2 (13), Gotay (13), Stairs (13).
2-out RBI: Brown 2; Teahen; Buck 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeJesus; Buck; Brown.
GIDP: Stairs.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gotay (1, 2nd base off Suppan/Diaz).

FIELDING
E: Diaz (1, fielding).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Suppan (L, 3-5)5.09930524.38
White 3.03000000.00
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jensen (W, 1-0)5.03223303.60
Nunez 3.01000001.08
MacDougal 1.00000104.29

Suppan pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

HBP: Berroa (by Suppan), Pujols (by Jensen).
Pitches-strikes: Suppan 102-70, White 39-29, Jensen 90-53, Nunez 26-21, MacDougal 14-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Suppan 7-3, White 2-6, Jensen 3-9, Nunez 2-7, MacDougal 1-1.
Batters faced: Suppan 28, White 11, Jensen 22, Nunez 10, MacDougal 3.
Inherited runners-scored: White 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 80 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:42.
Att: 29,269.

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