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Box > Houston 6, Kansas City 2
The Wizard is Oz
The Astros' bats gave starter Roy Oswalt an early lead and the Houston ace made it stand up on Saturday night. Oswalt was masterful, allowing the Royals one run and striking out four batters in eight outstanding innings.
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Right-hander Roy Oswalt didn't need a lot of offensive support in Saturday's victory. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Starter D.J. Carrasco didn't have his normal pinpoint control in Saturday's outing against the Astros and it cost him and the Royals as they dropped their second straight game to Houston. Carrasco walked five batters and allowed three runs in seven innings.
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HOU
Houston (28-38)
Won 2
Houston 6, Kansas City 2   KC
Kansas City (24-43)
Lost 2
June 18, 2005
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Houston
1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0   6 10 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   2 9 3
Standings through 6/18/05  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Royals Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4330100.289
Biggio, 2B4011004.268
Lamb, DH4011113.212
Berkman, 1B3000203.246
Ensberg, 3B4011015.275
Lane, RF4110113.248
Everett, SS5020012.241
Ausmus, C3100103.212
Burke, LF4111011.184
Totals3561046524 

BATTING
2B: Biggio (19, Carrasco).
TB: Taveras 3; Biggio 2; Lamb; Ensberg; Lane; Everett 2; Burke.
RBI: Ensberg (41), Biggio (27), Lamb (23), Burke (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lane; Ensberg 3; Burke.
S: Biggio.
SF: Ensberg.
GIDP: Ausmus 2.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: (Ensberg-Biggio-Berkman).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Berroa, SS4110010.250
DeJesus, CF2010100.291
a-McEwing, PH-3B1000001.310
Long, LF-CF4021001.278
Stairs, 1B-LF4000014.255
Brown, RF4020001.289
Costa, DH4110002.333
Graffanino, 3B-1B4010012.318
Gotay, 2B4011001.246
Buck, C4000011.219
Totals352921413 

a-Grounded out for DeJesus in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: DeJesus (9, Oswalt), Long (13, Oswalt), Berroa (12, Oswalt).
3B: Gotay (2, Springer).
TB: Berroa 2; DeJesus 2; Long 3; Brown 2; Costa; Graffanino; Gotay 3.
RBI: Long (20), Gotay (23).
2-out RBI: Long; Gotay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brown; Stairs 3; Buck.
GIDP: Costa.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Long (1, fielding), Graffanino (6, throw), Gotay (5, fielding).
DP: 2 (Berroa-Gotay-Stairs, Gotay-Berroa-Stairs).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (W, 8-7)8.07111402.72
Springer 1.02110006.56
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carrasco (L, 2-2)7.07325202.36
Affeldt 1.02311103.86
Nunez 1.01000208.20

Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 108-72, Springer 28-19, Carrasco 106-59, Affeldt 36-18, Nunez 13-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 14-6, Springer 2-1, Carrasco 12-7, Affeldt 0-2, Nunez 0-1.
Batters faced: Oswalt 31, Springer 5, Carrasco 32, Affeldt 7, Nunez 4.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 2:40.
Att: 26,523.

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