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Box > Colorado 4, Kansas City 2
Francis rules in rare Coors duel
Callup Justin Huber got the second RBI of his career as the Royals attempted a rally, but Runelvys Hernandez's two second-inning, bases-loaded walks were too much to overcome in KC's second straight loss.
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Eddie Garabito slides safely under Justin Huber in the first inning Saturday. (David Zalubowski/AP)
Jeff Francis continued his season-long string of success at hitter-friendly Coors Field by holding Kansas City to just four hits in seven innings, and Colorado made a three-run second inning stand up for the victory.
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 Francis' bases-loaded walk
Kansas City (25-48)
Lost 5
Colorado 4, Kansas City 2   COL
Colorado (24-48)
Won 2
June 25, 2005
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Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 6 0
0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 X   4 7 0
Standings through 6/25/05  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Rockies Stats
Berroa, SS4010000.248
DeJesus, CF4010001.280
Graffanino, 2B-1B3100112.317
Brown, RF4120011.292
Long, LF3001012.274
Huber, J, 1B3011010.250
Wood, P0000000.000
a-Stairs, PH1000000.255
Buck, C3010000.219
McEwing, 3B3000011.278
Hernandez, P2000001.000
Gotay, 2B1000010.251

a-Flied out for Wood in the 9th.

TB: Berroa; DeJesus; Brown 2; Huber, J; Buck.
RBI: Long (22), Huber, J (2).
2-out RBI: Huber, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Long; Brown.
SF: Long.
Team LOB: 4.

SB: Brown (2, 2nd base off Francis/Ardoin).

DP: (Berroa-Gotay-Graffanino).

Garabito, 2B2001203.321
Atkins, 3B4012006.291
Helton, 1B4010103.253
Wilson, CF5000004.265
Hawpe, RF2110200.289
Mohr, LF3000022.189
a-Sullivan, PH-LF1000012.291
Relaford, SS3110102.261
Ardoin, C3120100.257
Francis, P0001200.040
Witasick, P0000000.000
b-Piedra, PH1110000.400
Fuentes, P0000000.000

a-Struck out for Mohr in the 7th. b-Singled for Witasick in the 8th.

2B: Ardoin (3, Hernandez), Atkins (9, Wood).
TB: Atkins 2; Helton; Hawpe; Relaford; Ardoin 3; Piedra.
RBI: Francis (3), Garabito (7), Atkins 2 (27).
2-out RBI: Atkins.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Helton 2; Atkins; Relaford; Wilson.
S: Francis.
SF: Atkins.
GIDP: Atkins.
Team LOB: 12.

SB: Piedra (2, 2nd base off Wood/Buck).

Outfield assists: Mohr (Huber, J at 2nd base).

Hernandez (L, 5-8)5.14337204.64
Wood 2.23112103.50
Francis (W, 6-5)7.06221605.36
Witasick (H, 8)1.00000002.22
Fuentes (S, 8)1.00000002.83

IBB: Hawpe (by Wood), Helton (by Wood).
HBP: Garabito (by Wood).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 102-54, Wood 42-21, Francis 89-65, Witasick 5-4, Fuentes 20-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 4-10, Wood 5-2, Francis 6-8, Witasick 2-1, Fuentes 0-3.
Batters faced: Hernandez 27, Wood 13, Francis 27, Witasick 3, Fuentes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wood 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:25.
Att: 27,673.

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