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Greinke K's seven
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Rays 3, Royals 0
Zack Greinke threw 113 pitches through six, striking out seven and walking one. (AP)
Zack Greinke pitched well, allowing two runs, but a high pitch count forced him out after six innings. And once again, early runs proved costly, as the Royals were unable to get any offense going against Andy Sonnanstine and the Rays. Kansas City finished with just five hits.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (39-49)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 3, Kansas City 0   TB
Tampa Bay (54-32)
Won 6
July 5, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 1
Tampa Bay
0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 X   3 10 1
Standings thru 7/5/08  |  Recap: KC | TB  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Rays stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF4000012.316
Grudzielanek, 2B4020011.317
Gordon, 3B4000013.255
Guillen, RF4000021.274
Butler, DH4000011.266
Gload, 1B3010100.262
Olivo, C3010001.262
Aviles, M, SS3000012.275
Gathright, CF2010100.252
Totals310502711 

BATTING
TB: Grudzielanek 2; Gload; Olivo; Gathright.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aviles, M; Butler; Gordon.
GIDP: DeJesus.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gathright (19, 3rd base off Howell/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Gordon (9, fielding).
PB: Olivo (2).
DP: (Gload).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4012021.274
Crawford, LF4020002.285
Upton, CF4000023.275
Pena, 1B3000120.225
Longoria, 3B4010002.281
Floyd, DH3120000.252
  a-Gomes, PH-DH1000001.200
Navarro, C4120000.318
Hinske, RF3000014.257
  Gross, RF1000012.231
Zobrist, SS3121012.333
Totals3431031917 

a-Flied out for Floyd in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Iwamura (15, Greinke).
3B: Zobrist (1, Greinke).
HR: Zobrist (3, 7th inning off Ramirez, H, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 2; Crawford 2; Longoria; Floyd 2; Navarro 2; Zobrist 7.
RBI: Iwamura 2 (27), Zobrist (3).
2-out RBI: Iwamura 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Longoria; Crawford; Upton; Hinske; Gross.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Longoria (6, 2nd base off Ramirez, H/Olivo).

FIELDING
E: Crawford (3, throw).
DP: (Sonnanstine-Zobrist-Pena).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke (L, 7-5)6.07221703.62
Ramirez, H 2.03110212.35
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sonnanstine (W, 10-3)7.05001204.31
Howell (H, 7)1.00001302.91
Balfour (S, 3)1.00000201.02

WP: Howell.
Pitches-strikes: Greinke 113-70, Ramirez, H 41-28, Sonnanstine 85-59, Howell 20-11, Balfour 16-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Greinke 8-3, Ramirez, H 0-3, Sonnanstine 8-11, Howell 0-0, Balfour 0-1.
Batters faced: Greinke 26, Ramirez, H 9, Sonnanstine 26, Howell 4, Balfour 3.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:41.
Att: 30,418.

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