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A Howell-ing good time
J.P. Howell was outstanding in his Major League debut, allowing one run on four hits in five-plus innings, as the Royals evened their series with the D-Backs. Terrence Long drove in three runs and John Buck added a homer.
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Royals starter J.P. Howell was all smiles as he won his Major League debut on Saturday night. (Tom Hood/AP)
The D-Backs could generate little offense against Kansas City's rookie left-hander in Saturday night's loss, but they staged a late rally against the Royals bullpen. On defense, third baseman Troy Glaus was superb.
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Kansas City (20-41)
Won 1
Kansas City 8, Arizona 5   ARI
Arizona (33-30)
Lost 1
June 11, 2005
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Kansas City
3 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0   8 18 1
Arizona
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2   5 11 1
Standings through 6/11/05  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Diamondbacks Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Berroa, SS6000030.247
DeJesus, CF5230000.284
Graffanino, 1B5130001.307
Brown, RF5342001.277
Long, LF4133100.268
Gotay, 2B4021004.253
Teahen, 3B5000038.250
Buck, C4132100.232
Howell, P3000017.000
Sisco, P1000010.000
Wood, P0000000.000
Affeldt, P0000000.000
a-Costa, PH1000000.357
MacDougal, P0000000.000
Totals4381882821 

a-Grounded out for Affeldt in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Brown 3 (12, Halsey, Halsey, Valverde).
HR: Buck (5, 7th inning off Valverde, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: DeJesus 3; Graffanino 3; Brown 7; Long 3; Gotay 2; Buck 6.
RBI: Brown 2 (30), Long 3 (18), Gotay (21), Buck 2 (17).
2-out RBI: Buck 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Howell 4; Teahen 2.
SF: Gotay.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gotay (2, 2nd base off Halsey/Snyder).

FIELDING
E: Berroa (8, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Berroa-Gotay-Graffanino, Teahen-Gotay).

 
ArizonaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cintron, 2B5010013.308
Clayton, SS3010002.228
b-Counsell, PH0100100.296
Gonzalez, L, LF5111015.307
Glaus, 3B5120024.259
Clark, 1B5131001.374
Green, RF5122014.271
Cruz, CF3011022.235
Valverde, P0000000.000
a-Tracy, PH1000000.283
Herges, P0000000.000
c-Hairston, PH1000002.167
Snyder, C3000213.234
Halsey, P1000113.042
McCracken, CF0000200.200
Totals3751156929 

a-Flied out for Valverde in the 8th. b-Walked for Clayton in the 9th. c-Popped out for Herges in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Green (15, MacDougal).
HR: Clark (9, 8th inning off Wood, 0 on, 0 out), Green (7, 8th inning off Wood, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cintron; Clayton; Gonzalez, L; Glaus 2; Clark 6; Green 6; Cruz.
RBI: Cruz (20), Clark (31), Green 2 (33), Gonzalez, L (41).
2-out RBI: Cruz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Glaus 2; Gonzalez, L; Halsey 2; Snyder 2.
GIDP: Green; Cintron.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Glaus (8, throw).
DP: (Glaus-Clark).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Howell (W, 1-0)5.04112801.80
Sisco 1.03001002.36
Wood 1.12222024.00
Affeldt 0.20000003.12
MacDougal 1.02211104.50
 
ArizonaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Halsey (L, 4-4)6.014661403.91
Valverde 2.04221316.35
Herges 1.00000105.93

Howell pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Sisco pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Halsey pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Howell.
IBB: Buck (by Halsey).
HBP: Clayton (by Howell).
Pitches-strikes: Howell 91-50, Sisco 21-13, Wood 30-17, Affeldt 1-1, MacDougal 27-15, Halsey 104-72, Valverde 40-27, Herges 12-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Howell 6-1, Sisco 3-0, Wood 1-3, Affeldt 2-0, MacDougal 1-1, Halsey 4-10, Valverde 1-2, Herges 1-1.
Batters faced: Howell 22, Sisco 6, Wood 8, Affeldt 1, MacDougal 7, Halsey 32, Valverde 11, Herges 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Sisco 1-1, Wood 2-0, Affeldt 2-0, Valverde 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:06.
Att: 27,996.

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