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Magical sweep
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Rays 4, Royals 3
Evan Longoria's RBI groundout put the Rays on the board in the sixth inning. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Matt Garza exited after five shaky innings, but the Rays found a way to foil the Royals in the eighth inning for a third consecutive game. This time it came via a Carlos Pena RBI single and Gabe Gross's walk with the bases loaded. Tampa Bay's bullpen didn't allow a run all weekend.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (51-41)
Won 3
Tampa Bay 4, Kansas City 3   KC
Kansas City (37-54)
Lost 6
July 19, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0   4 10 0
Kansas City
0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   3 11 1
Standings thru 7/19/09  |  Recap: TB | KC  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Royals stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .246
Crawford, C, LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 .311
Longoria, 3B 3 1 0 1 2 1 1 .280
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 2 1 1 2 1 .226
Zobrist, 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 4 .305
Burrell, DH 4 0 0 0 0 4 5 .233
Gross, RF 3 0 1 2 1 1 1 .276
Navarro, D, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217
  a-Aybar, W, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .288
  Hernandez, M, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .266
Bartlett, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .345
Totals 36 4 10 4 5 11 21  

a-Struck out for Navarro, D in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Upton, B (22, Hochevar), Gross (11, Hochevar).
TB: Bartlett 2; Gross 2; Upton, B 2; Crawford, C 2; Pena, C 2; Zobrist 2.
RBI: Longoria (70), Gross 2 (26), Pena, C (59).
2-out RBI: Gross.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross; Pena, C; Bartlett; Hernandez, M 2; Zobrist 2.
GIDP: Zobrist.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (46, 2nd base off Colon, R/Olivo).

FIELDING
DP: (Longoria-Zobrist-Pena, C).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 .258
Bloomquist, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .277
Butler, B, 1B 5 0 4 0 0 1 0 .294
Teahen, 3B 4 1 0 0 1 2 5 .295
Guillen, J, RF 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 .243
  Freel, RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .164
Jacobs, DH 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 .225
  a-Buck, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209
Callaspo, 2B 5 0 3 2 0 0 2 .299
Olivo, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 5 .244
Betancourt, Y, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 .246
Totals 37 3 11 3 6 7 22  

a-Flied out for Jacobs in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Butler, B (28, Garza, M).
TB: Butler, B 5; Callaspo 3; Jacobs; Guillen, J 2; Bloomquist.
RBI: DeJesus (44), Callaspo 2 (38).
2-out RBI: DeJesus; Callaspo 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bloomquist 2; Callaspo; Olivo; Teahen.
GIDP: Betancourt, Y.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Wright, J (2, pickoff).
DP: (Callaspo-Butler, B).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 5.0 6 3 3 5 5 0 3.80
Cormier 1.1 4 0 0 0 1 0 2.74
Balfour (W, 4-1) 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.57
Choate (H, 4) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.76
Howell (S, 9) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.97
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hochevar 6.1 7 2 2 0 9 0 5.09
Wright, J (H, 7)(L, 0-3) 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 0 4.87
Bale (BS, 2) 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.63
Colon, R 1.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 4.42
Mahay 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.35

Bale pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Garza, M, Hochevar 2.
IBB: Longoria (by Wright, J).
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 101-61, Cormier 24-19, Balfour 18-8, Choate 8-6, Howell 15-10, Hochevar 97-67, Wright, J 20-9, Bale 12-6, Colon, R 22-13, Mahay 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 4-2, Cormier 2-1, Balfour 2-1, Choate 1-0, Howell 0-1, Hochevar 3-2, Wright, J 1-1, Bale 0-0, Colon, R 0-2, Mahay 0-1.
Batters faced: Garza, M 26, Cormier 8, Balfour 5, Choate 1, Howell 3, Hochevar 25, Wright, J 5, Bale 2, Colon, R 7, Mahay 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 2-0, Choate 1-0, Wright, J 1-0, Bale 2-1, Colon, R 3-1, Mahay 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Todd Tichenor. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:32.
Att: 18,934.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
July 19, 2009
July 19, 2009

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