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Hochevar struggles
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Rays 9, Royals 2
Luke Hochevar lasted just four innings and saw his ERA rise to 5.40 (AP)
Kansas City knew it would need a strong outing from Luke Hochevar to contend with the red-hot Rays. But instead, he allowed a season-high seven earned runs, putting the Royals in a hole from which they could not emerge. Esteban German drove in two runs with a single.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (39-50)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 9, Kansas City 2   TB
Tampa Bay (55-32)
Won 7
July 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
Tampa Bay
0 1 4 2 0 2 0 0 X   9 13 2
Standings thru 7/6/08  |  Recap: KC | TB  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Rays stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF4010010.252
Grudzielanek, 2B3000010.313
  Aviles, M, 2B1000002.273
DeJesus, LF4000020.312
Guillen, DH3000010.272
  a-Butler, PH-DH1000000.264
Teahen, RF3010110.253
Gload, 1B4120002.267
Buck, C3110001.244
German, 3B3012000.176
Pena, SS3000021.159
Totals32262186 

a-Grounded out for Guillen in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Buck (15, Shields), Gload (11, Shields).
TB: Gathright; Teahen; Gload 3; Buck 2; German.
RBI: German 2 (8).
2-out RBI: German 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck.
GIDP: Gload; Aviles, M.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Gload-Buck-German).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4220001.277
  Brignac, R, SS1000011.000
Crawford, LF3221000.288
  Gomes, LF1000001.198
Upton, CF4022102.277
Pena, DH5232003.232
Longoria, 3B3112012.281
Aybar, 1B4020010.265
Zobrist, SS-2B4001023.290
Gross, RF4111002.232
Riggans, C2100210.267
Totals3591393615 

BATTING
2B: Pena (10, Hochevar), Aybar (8, Hochevar), Upton (19, Hochevar).
3B: Iwamura (3, Peralta).
HR: Longoria (16, 3rd inning off Hochevar, 1 on, 2 out), Gross (7, 6th inning off Peralta, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 4; Crawford 2; Upton 3; Pena 4; Longoria 4; Aybar 3; Gross 4.
RBI: Zobrist (4), Pena 2 (45), Longoria 2 (52), Upton 2 (44), Gross (23), Crawford (47).
2-out RBI: Pena 2; Longoria 2; Upton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Pena 2; Longoria.
SF: Crawford.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Aybar (2, 3rd base off Hochevar/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Brignac, R 2 (2, fielding, throw).
DP: 2 (Aybar-Zobrist-Aybar, Glover-Brignac, R-Aybar).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hochevar (L, 5-7)4.09771115.40
Peralta 1.24220215.86
Ramirez, R 0.10000102.66
Tejeda 1.00000104.63
Gobble 1.00002107.61
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields (W, 7-5)7.04221803.64
Glover 1.01000003.34
Miller 1.01000003.57

HBP: Longoria (by Hochevar).
Pitches-strikes: Hochevar 67-40, Peralta 39-27, Ramirez, R 3-3, Tejeda 13-9, Gobble 24-13, Shields 93-57, Glover 13-11, Miller 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hochevar 5-5, Peralta 1-2, Ramirez, R 0-0, Tejeda 1-1, Gobble 0-2, Shields 7-6, Glover 3-0, Miller 2-1.
Batters faced: Hochevar 22, Peralta 9, Ramirez, R 1, Tejeda 3, Gobble 5, Shields 25, Glover 4, Miller 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez, R 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:35.
Att: 20,587.

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