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Box > Houston 7, Kansas City 0
Road warrior Rocket lifts Astros
Roger Clemens stayed untouchable away from home, tossing six shutout frames in Kansas City to run his season-long road scoreless streak to 32 innings. The win Friday was Clemens' 333rd and broke a three-game losing streak for Houston.
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Roger Clemens' six shutout innings lowered his Major League-leading ERA down to 1.53. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
J.P. Howell's Kauffman Stadium debut got off to a rough start Friday, as the lefty allowed three runs in the first. Howell allowed just one run in his next five frames, but the Royals couldn't catch up, stranding 12 runners to help snap their five-game winning streak.
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• Notes: Royals picking up speed
 
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Houston (27-38)
Won 1
Houston 7, Kansas City 0   KC
Kansas City (24-42)
Lost 1
June 17, 2005
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Houston
3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0   7 9 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 9 0
Standings through 6/17/05  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Royals Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF5010002.281
Burke, 2B4110103.182
Biggio, DH5210013.268
Berkman, 1B4122011.252
1-Lamb, PR-1B1000000.211
Ensberg, 3B4222100.276
Lane, RF3000002.247
Everett, SS4012012.237
Ausmus, C2000212.216
Bruntlett, LF3111101.200
Totals357975416 


1-Ran for Berkman in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Berkman (5, Howell), Everett (18, Howell), Burke (5, Howell).
HR: Ensberg (16, 6th inning off Howell, 0 on, 0 out), Bruntlett (1, 7th inning off Nunez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Taveras; Burke 2; Biggio; Berkman 3; Ensberg 5; Everett 2; Bruntlett 4.
RBI: Berkman 2 (15), Everett 2 (27), Ensberg 2 (40), Bruntlett (2).
2-out RBI: Berkman; Everett 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ausmus 2; Biggio; Berkman; Everett.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bruntlett (1, 2nd base off Howell/Buck).
CS: Ausmus (2, 2nd base by Howell/Buck).
PO: Ausmus (1st base by Buck).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Berroa, SS2000100.250
a-McEwing, PH-SS2020000.314
DeJesus, CF4020101.289
Stairs, DH5000027.262
Brown, RF4010024.284
Long, LF4020001.273
Graffanino, 1B3010112.320
Teahen, 3B4000025.248
Buck, C4010013.224
Gotay, 2B4000013.246
Totals360903926 

a-Singled for Berroa in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Long (12, Clemens).
TB: McEwing 2; DeJesus 2; Brown; Long 3; Graffanino; Buck.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gotay; Stairs; Teahen; Brown 2.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Buck (Ausmus at 1st base).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clemens (W, 5-3)6.04003601.53
Qualls 1.03000004.65
Franco 1.01000206.75
Harville 1.01000105.09
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Howell (L, 1-1)6.05443314.09
Nunez 1.04331018.66
Sisco 2.00001102.23

WP: Clemens.
HBP: Lane (by Howell).
Pitches-strikes: Clemens 108-64, Qualls 19-16, Franco 15-10, Harville 15-13, Howell 100-56, Nunez 32-20, Sisco 32-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Clemens 5-7, Qualls 1-2, Franco 0-1, Harville 0-2, Howell 8-6, Nunez 0-3, Sisco 2-3.
Batters faced: Clemens 25, Qualls 6, Franco 4, Harville 4, Howell 26, Nunez 8, Sisco 7.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 79 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 27,385.

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