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Billy's big night
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Royals 5, Orioles 3
Bruce Chen, who struck out a season-high six, allowed three runs over five frames. (AP)
Have a night, Billy. Billy Butler did just that, putting up a career-high five hits plus three RBIs and two runs as the Royals took the opener. Robinson Tejeda pitched three scoreless innings of relief of Bruce Chen, and Brayan Pena's seventh-inning RBI single put K.C. up for good.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (39-59)
Won 1
Kansas City 5, Baltimore 3   BAL
Baltimore (42-56)
Lost 1
July 27, 2009
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Kansas City
1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0   5 14 0
Baltimore
1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   3 9 1
Standings thru 7/27/09  |  Recap: KC | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Orioles stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bloomquist, CF-RF 4 2 2 0 1 0 1 .268
Callaspo, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .303
Butler, B, 1B 5 2 5 3 0 0 0 .295
  1-Maier, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212
Teahen, RF-1B 5 0 2 1 0 1 3 .294
Olivo, DH 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .235
Pena, B, C 4 0 1 1 1 0 2 .283
Freel, LF 5 0 1 0 0 2 4 .200
Gordon, A, 3B 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 .214
Betancourt, Y, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .236
Totals 39 5 14 5 4 4 24  

1-Ran for Butler, B in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Callaspo (28, Hill, R), Butler, B 2 (31, Hill, R, Albers, M), Teahen (24, Hill, R).
TB: Teahen 3; Freel; Bloomquist 2; Butler, B 7; Callaspo 2; Pena, B; Gordon, A 2.
RBI: Butler, B 3 (45), Teahen (36), Pena, B (7).
2-out RBI: Pena, B; Butler, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betancourt, Y; Freel 3; Callaspo; Gordon, A; Olivo.
SAC: Betancourt, Y.
GIDP: Callaspo.
Team RISP: 5-for-19.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bloomquist (17, 2nd base off Hill, R/Wieters), Gordon, A (2, 2nd base off Hill, R/Wieters).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Freel (Reimold at home).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .278
Markakis, RF 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 .295
Jones, Ad, CF 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .298
Huff, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 .251
Reimold, LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .287
Scott, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .281
Mora, 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .264
Wieters, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .254
Izturis, C, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .257
Totals 34 3 9 3 2 8 13  

BATTING
HR: Jones, Ad (15, 1st inning off Chen, B, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Izturis, C 2; Reimold 2; Jones, Ad 4; Mora; Wieters; Huff 2.
RBI: Jones, Ad 2 (54), Wieters (12).
2-out RBI: Jones, Ad 2; Wieters.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scott; Huff 2; Wieters.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mora (3, 2nd base off Chen, B/Pena, B), Reimold (6, 2nd base off Chen, B/Pena, B).
CS: Izturis, C (1, 2nd base by Tejeda/Pena, B).

FIELDING
E: Roberts, B (8, throw).
DP: (Izturis, C-Huff).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chen, B 5.0 8 3 3 2 6 1 6.39
Tejeda (W, 1-0) 3.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.61
Soria (S, 16) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.57
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hill, R 2.1 4 3 3 3 1 0 7.80
Bass 3.1 4 0 0 1 1 0 4.10
Albers, M (L, 1-4) 1.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.80
Baez 1.0 3 1 0 0 1 0 4.40
Meredith 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.89

IBB: Pena, B (by Bass).
HBP: Jones, Ad (by Chen, B), Mora (by Chen, B).
Pitches-strikes: Chen, B 99-64, Tejeda 25-20, Soria 18-13, Hill, R 61-35, Bass 38-22, Albers, M 23-17, Baez 21-13, Meredith 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Chen, B 1-3, Tejeda 4-2, Soria 2-0, Hill, R 2-0, Bass 5-1, Albers, M 3-1, Baez 1-1, Meredith 1-0.
Batters faced: Chen, B 26, Tejeda 9, Soria 3, Hill, R 14, Bass 14, Albers, M 7, Baez 6, Meredith 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bass 2-0, Albers, M 1-0.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 15,169.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
July 27, 2009
July 27, 2009

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