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Hitting on all cylinders
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Rays 9, Royals 0
Ben Zobrist became the first Rays player with four career grand slams Wednesday. (AP)
Jeff Niemann pieced together his first complete-game shutout, a two-hit masterpiece, to help the Rays -- whose offense erupted -- notch a series win. Ben Zobrist ripped a grand slam, Dioner Navarro drilled a solo shot and B.J. Upton collected two RBIs to highlight the night's offensive fireworks.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (23-29)
Lost 6
Tampa Bay 9, Kansas City 0   TB
Tampa Bay (27-28)
Won 2
June 3, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 2
Tampa Bay
1 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 X   9 11 0
Standings thru 6/3/09  |  Recap: KC | TB  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Rays stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Maier, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259
Callaspo, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .299
Butler, B, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .272
Jacobs, DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .238
Guillen, J, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .263
Teahen, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .281
  Hulett, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
DeJesus, LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .235
Olivo, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .246
  Pena, B, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Pena, T, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .059
Totals 29 0 2 0 1 9 3  

BATTING
TB: Teahen; Callaspo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Olivo.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Butler, B (2, throw), Hulett (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: DeJesus (Joyce at home).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 1 2 2 1 1 0 .218
Crawford, C, LF 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 .324
  Kapler, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .176
Aybar, W, 3B-1B 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 .260
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 7 .228
  a-Dillon, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182
Zobrist, 2B 4 1 1 4 1 1 1 .303
Joyce, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286
Gross, DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .256
Navarro, D, C 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .208
Brignac, SS 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .231
Totals 36 9 11 8 5 7 15  

a-Popped out for Pena, C in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pena, C (10, Bannister, B), Upton, B (10, Bannister, B).
HR: Zobrist (10, 4th inning off Bannister, B, 3 on, 2 out), Navarro, D (3, 5th inning off Mahay, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Gross 2; Upton, B 3; Crawford, C 2; Pena, C 2; Zobrist 4; Navarro, D 4; Aybar, W; Brignac.
RBI: Pena, C (42), Upton, B 2 (11), Zobrist 4 (32), Navarro, D (12).
2-out RBI: Pena, C; Zobrist 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Joyce; Navarro, D; Pena, C 2.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C 2 (33, 2nd base off Bannister, B/Olivo, 2nd base off Bannister, B/Olivo), Joyce (1, 2nd base off Bannister, B/Olivo), Upton, B (17, 3rd base off Bannister, B/Olivo).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bannister, B (L, 4-3) 3.2 9 8 8 3 2 1 4.97
Mahay 1.1 2 1 1 2 2 1 4.26
Ramirez, H 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.53
Farnsworth 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.38
Soria 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.93
Colon, R 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.91
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (W, 5-4) 9.0 2 0 0 1 9 0 3.77

WP: Bannister, B 2.
Pitches-strikes: Bannister, B 91-55, Mahay 33-20, Ramirez, H 11-8, Farnsworth 11-7, Soria 13-10, Colon, R 4-3, Niemann 100-69.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bannister, B 5-2, Mahay 2-0, Ramirez, H 2-1, Farnsworth 1-0, Soria 1-0, Colon, R 0-0, Niemann 7-7.
Batters faced: Bannister, B 23, Mahay 8, Ramirez, H 3, Farnsworth 3, Soria 3, Colon, R 1, Niemann 30.
Inherited runners-scored: Colon, R 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:36.
Att: 15,256.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
June 3, 2009
June 3, 2009

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