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Box > Kansas City 7, Houston 1
Classic 'Elvis' a one-hit wonder
Brandon Backe had a rough beginning and ending, but the middle was pretty good. Backe retired 11 consecutive batters at one point, but it wasn't enough as the Astros missed getting a sweep of the Royals as they dropped the finale of their three-game series.
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Runelvys Hernandez dominated the Astros and picked up the victory in Sunday's finale. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
The Royals gave the Astros a dose of their own medicine Sunday afternoon. Starter Runelvys Hernandez allowed one run on one hit in seven innings in his best outing of the season.
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Houston (28-39)
Lost 1
Kansas City 7, Houston 1   KC
Kansas City (25-43)
Won 1
June 19, 2005
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Houston
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 2 0
Kansas City
0 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 X   7 11 1
Standings through 6/19/05  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Royals Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4010000.288
Biggio, DH3000113.264
Vizcaino, 2B4000024.250
Berkman, 1B3000103.241
Ensberg, 3B3100112.271
Lane, RF4000021.243
Everett, SS4000021.237
Ausmus, C3011000.214
Burke, LF2000111.181
Totals301214915 

BATTING
TB: Taveras; Ausmus.
RBI: Ausmus (16).
2-out RBI: Ausmus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman 2; Ensberg.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ensberg (5, 2nd base off Hernandez/Castillo).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Vizcaino-Berkman, Everett-Vizcaino-Berkman).
Pickoffs: Ausmus (DeJesus at 1st base).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Berroa, SS4010102.250
DeJesus, CF4111101.290
Long, DH3120100.285
Stairs, 1B3111111.256
Brown, RF3113102.289
Teahen, 3B4110003.248
Costa, LF3110100.333
Castillo, C4000024.212
Gotay, 2B4131000.257
Totals3271166313 

BATTING
2B: DeJesus (10, Wheeler).
HR: Brown (8, 6th inning off Backe, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Berroa; DeJesus 2; Long 2; Stairs; Brown 4; Teahen; Costa; Gotay 3.
RBI: Gotay (24), Brown 3 (37), DeJesus (28), Stairs (21).
2-out RBI: Gotay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teahen.
GIDP: Castillo.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
PO: DeJesus (1st base by Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Hernandez (2, fielding).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Backe (L, 6-5)6.05555215.06
Wheeler 0.12220002.10
Franco 0.22000006.35
Lidge 1.02001102.90
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 5-7)7.01113604.61
Burgos 0.00001004.44
Wood 1.01000103.69
MacDougal 1.00000204.09

Burgos pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Backe 2.
Pitches-strikes: Backe 93-53, Wheeler 10-6, Franco 13-7, Lidge 21-13, Hernandez 92-58, Burgos 5-1, Wood 13-9, MacDougal 15-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Backe 8-8, Wheeler 0-1, Franco 1-1, Lidge 0-1, Hernandez 7-8, Burgos 0-0, Wood 0-2, MacDougal 1-0.
Batters faced: Backe 26, Wheeler 3, Franco 4, Lidge 5, Hernandez 26, Burgos 1, Wood 4, MacDougal 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Franco 1-1, Wood 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 83 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 2:41.
Att: 20,214.

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