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Orioles soar to series win
O's win second straight
Jeff Conine came through with a
two-run single in the third inning, and Kevin Millar blasted his eighth homer of the season in the sixth to help Baltimore to a series victory. Righty Rodrigo Lopez picked up the win.
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Orioles 6, Royals 4
Jeff Conine smacks a two-run single in the third inning Thursday night. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Series at a glance:
Royals downed in finale
Southpaw Jimmy Gobble threw five innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits while fanning five, in Thursday's series-finale loss vs. Baltimore. Kansas City completed its homestand with a 3-4 mark.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 27, 2006
BAL
Baltimore (47-56)
Won 2
Baltimore 6, Kansas City 4   KC
Kansas City (35-66)
Lost 2
July 27, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0   6 9 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0   4 14 2
Standings thru 7/27/06  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Royals Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5110012.300
Mora, DH2000312.287
Tejada, SS5010015.325
Conine, LF-1B5012015.268
Lopez, J, C5110003.268
  Hernandez, C0000000.268
Millar, 1B3111012.250
  1-Fahey, PR-LF0100000.272
Patterson, CF4010010.281
Terrero, RF3010010.200
  a-Markakis, PH-RF1001002.280
Tatis, 3B4221001.400
Totals376953722 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Terrero in the 8th.
1-Ran for Millar in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Roberts (25, Gobble), Tatis (1, Duckworth), Lopez, J (15, Wellemeyer).
HR: Millar (8, 6th inning off Duckworth, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Roberts 2; Tejada; Conine; Lopez, J 2; Millar 4; Patterson; Terrero; Tatis 3.
RBI: Conine 2 (39), Millar (37), Markakis (26), Tatis (1).
2-out RBI: Conine 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez, J; Millar; Conine.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Terrero (3, 2nd base by Gobble/Phillips).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF5110013.300
Grudzielanek, 2B5131001.285
Teahen, 3B3110222.271
Stairs, 1B5130003.260
Brown, DH4011124.281
Costa, RF4020003.260
Berroa, SS3002002.247
Gathright, CF5010014.211
Phillips, C4020002.294
Totals3841443624 

BATTING
2B: Costa (11, Lopez, R), DeJesus (18, Hawkins).
TB: DeJesus 2; Grudzielanek 3; Teahen; Stairs 3; Brown; Costa 3; Gathright; Phillips 2.
RBI: Brown (49), Berroa 2 (40), Grudzielanek (32).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phillips; Brown 2; DeJesus; Gathright 2.
S: Costa.
SF: Berroa 2.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Berroa (12, fielding), Teahen (11, fielding).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lopez, R (W, 7-11)5.211221506.57
Chen (H, 1)0.21111107.09
Williams (H, 8)0.20000004.58
Hawkins (H, 12)0.12110004.30
Birkins (H, 4)0.10001004.70
Britton (H, 2)0.10000002.77
Ray (S, 26)1.00000002.66
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gobble 5.05222504.78
Duckworth (L, 1-5)1.12210114.91
Nelson 0.20000001.50
Wellemeyer 0.02220005.26
Sisco 2.00001106.80

Wellemeyer pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

WP: Nelson.
HBP: Millar (by Wellemeyer).
Pitches-strikes: Lopez, R 79-59, Chen 14-9, Williams 5-4, Hawkins 11-6, Birkins 5-1, Britton 10-7, Ray 14-10, Gobble 94-57, Duckworth 17-12, Nelson 11-6, Wellemeyer 11-6, Sisco 35-22.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lopez, R 5-7, Chen 1-0, Williams 1-1, Hawkins 0-1, Birkins 0-1, Britton 0-1, Ray 1-2, Gobble 4-5, Duckworth 2-1, Nelson 1-1, Wellemeyer 0-0, Sisco 2-3.
Batters faced: Lopez, R 29, Chen 4, Williams 2, Hawkins 3, Birkins 2, Britton 1, Ray 3, Gobble 22, Duckworth 6, Nelson 3, Wellemeyer 3, Sisco 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Chen 1-0, Williams 2-1, Birkins 1-0, Britton 2-0, Nelson 1-1, Sisco 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:34.
Att: 11,418.

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