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Joy-ful Rays
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Rays 6, Royals 2
Matt Joyce connects for his two-run homer in the eighth inning Tuesday. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Matt Joyce played the hero role, threading a go-ahead two-run double through the Royals' outfield in the sixth and adding some insurance with a two-run blast in the eighth to pace the Rays' late resurgence. Andy Sonnanstine was stellar, allowing just two home runs, and Ben Zobrist added a two-run homer of his own.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (23-28)
Lost 5
Tampa Bay 6, Kansas City 2   TB
Tampa Bay (26-28)
Won 1
June 2, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 X   6 6 1
Standings thru 6/2/09  |  Recap: KC | TB  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Rays stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Maier, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .278
Callaspo, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .300
Butler, B, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .278
Jacobs, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Guillen, J, RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .269
Teahen, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .279
DeJesus, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .238
Olivo, C 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 .250
Pena, T, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .071
Totals 33 2 6 2 0 8 6  

BATTING
HR: Guillen, J (5, 2nd inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 1 out), Olivo (5, 5th inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Olivo 5; DeJesus; Guillen, J 4; Maier; Pena, T.
RBI: Guillen, J (23), Olivo (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, T 2; Callaspo.
GIDP: Callaspo.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 4.

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .212
Crawford, C, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .319
Longoria, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .322
  a-Gross, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 3 2 .228
Aybar, W, 3B 2 2 0 0 2 1 3 .257
Zobrist, 2B 3 3 1 2 1 1 1 .305
Joyce, RF 4 1 3 4 0 1 0 .353
Navarro, D, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .206
Brignac, SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .227
Totals 28 6 6 6 7 8 14  

a-Flied out for Longoria in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Joyce (1, Ramirez, H), Upton, B (9, Ramirez, H).
HR: Zobrist (9, 4th inning off Davies, 1 on, 1 out), Joyce (3, 8th inning off Colon, R, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Upton, B 3; Joyce 7; Zobrist 4.
RBI: Zobrist 2 (28), Joyce 4 (6).
2-out RBI: Joyce 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W; Navarro, D; Gross.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (16, 2nd base off Davies/Olivo), Crawford, C (31, 2nd base off Davies/Olivo).
CS: Crawford, C (2, 3rd base by Davies/Olivo), Brignac (1, 2nd base by Davies/Olivo).

FIELDING
E: Zobrist (2, throw).
DP: (Brignac-Zobrist-Pena, C).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Davies (L, 2-5) 5.2 3 4 4 6 7 1 5.20
Ramirez, H 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 6.86
Colon, R 1.0 1 2 2 1 0 1 5.40
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine (W, 4-5) 6.2 6 2 2 0 3 2 7.07
Balfour (H, 6) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 5.18
Howell 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.36

WP: Colon, R, Sonnanstine, Balfour.
Pitches-strikes: Davies 114-62, Ramirez, H 16-13, Colon, R 23-15, Sonnanstine 91-63, Balfour 21-15, Howell 11-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Davies 2-4, Ramirez, H 2-1, Colon, R 2-1, Sonnanstine 10-5, Balfour 1-1, Howell 1-0.
Batters faced: Davies 24, Ramirez, H 6, Colon, R 5, Sonnanstine 25, Balfour 5, Howell 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez, H 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:36.
Att: 13,604.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
June 2, 2009
June 2, 2009

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