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Rays 5, Royals 3
Billy Butler rounds the bases after his sixth-inning homer. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Three solo shots by Ross Gload, Billy Butler and John Buck weren't enough for the Royals against the Rays, as Kansas City fell on Friday night. Brian Bannister gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings, but it wasn't enough for the right-hander.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (60-42)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 5, Kansas City 3   KC
Kansas City (46-58)
Lost 1
July 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2   5 9 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1   3 4 2
Standings thru 7/25/08  |  Recap: TB | KC  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Royals stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B5120022.276
Upton, CF4111001.269
Crawford, LF5000004.265
Longoria, 3B3111200.276
Pena, 1B4122101.234
Floyd, DH5000014.243
Navarro, C4120002.316
Hinske, RF3010011.256
  Gross, RF0000000.223
Bartlett, SS3000004.262
Totals365943419 

BATTING
2B: Pena (11, Bannister), Upton (22, Bannister), Navarro (18, Bannister).
HR: Pena (16, 9th inning off Nunez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura 2; Upton 2; Longoria; Pena 6; Navarro 3; Hinske.
RBI: Longoria (61), Upton (46), Pena 2 (52).
2-out RBI: Longoria; Pena 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iwamura; Bartlett; Floyd; Crawford 2.
SF: Upton.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
PB: Navarro (5).
DP: 2 (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena, Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF-CF3000111.305
Aviles, M, SS4000013.305
Grudzielanek, 2B4000023.302
Guillen, RF4000011.260
Gordon, 3B2000200.249
Butler, DH4111002.253
Gload, 1B4121000.266
Buck, C3111110.253
Maier, CF1000100.200
  a-German, PH-LF1000003.245
Totals303435613 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Maier in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Butler (5, 5th inning off Jackson, 0 on, 2 out), Buck (7, 6th inning off Jackson, 0 on, 0 out), Gload (2, 9th inning off Percival, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Butler 4; Gload 5; Buck 4.
RBI: Butler (29), Buck (34), Gload (24).
2-out RBI: Butler; Gload.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: German 2.
GIDP: Butler; Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Grudzielanek (4, throw), Aviles, M (5, fielding).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson (W, 6-7)5.02222224.22
Balfour (H, 2)1.20001301.33
Howell (H, 9)0.11002002.54
Wheeler (H, 21)1.00000102.23
Percival (S, 21)1.01110013.52
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister (L, 7-9)5.17321105.40
Ramirez, R 1.21001102.96
Nunez 2.01221212.22

Jackson pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Howell pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Howell.
HBP: Hinske (by Bannister), Bartlett (by Bannister).
Pitches-strikes: Jackson 74-42, Balfour 30-20, Howell 17-7, Wheeler 16-10, Percival 17-9, Bannister 100-59, Ramirez, R 34-19, Nunez 23-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Jackson 9-5, Balfour 0-2, Howell 1-0, Wheeler 2-0, Percival 0-3, Bannister 10-5, Ramirez, R 0-4, Nunez 1-3.
Batters faced: Jackson 18, Balfour 6, Howell 4, Wheeler 3, Percival 4, Bannister 27, Ramirez, R 7, Nunez 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 1-0, Howell 1-0, Wheeler 1-0, Ramirez, R 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 89 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 3:29.
Att: 31,535.
July 25, 2008

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