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A quiet beginning
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Rays 8, Royals 2
Sidney Ponson started a unique double play in the third inning. (Mike Carlson/AP)
Not much went right for the Royals, who fell to 0-7 against the Rays this season after dropping the series opener. Sidney Ponson was hurt by a three-run homer in the first, then bounced in the fifth as Tampa Bay added three runs. Alberto Callaspo scored both Kansas City runs.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (40-62)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 8, Kansas City 2   TB
Tampa Bay (56-47)
Won 1
July 31, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 5 0
Tampa Bay
3 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 X   8 12 2
Standings thru 7/31/09  |  Recap: KC | TB  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Rays stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .261
Bloomquist, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .274
  1-Maier, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221
Butler, B, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .290
Teahen, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .287
Callaspo, 2B 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 .303
Olivo, DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .235
  a-Jacobs, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .217
Pena, B, C 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 .303
Gordon, A, 3B 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 .208
Betancourt, Y, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .227
Totals 32 2 5 2 2 5 13  

a-Struck out for Olivo in the 9th.
1-Ran for Bloomquist in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Olivo (12, Price).
TB: DeJesus; Butler, B; Callaspo; Olivo 2; Pena, B.
RBI: Gordon, A (6), Pena, B (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gordon, A.
SF: Pena, B.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: DeJesus (7, 2nd base by Price/Navarro, D).
PO: DeJesus (1st base by Price).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Ponson-Callaspo-Butler, B-Gordon, A, Butler, B-Betancourt, Y).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .244
Crawford, C, LF 5 1 3 0 0 1 0 .317
Longoria, 3B 3 1 0 0 2 0 3 .273
Zobrist, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .303
Pena, C, 1B 2 2 1 3 1 0 0 .217
Burrell, DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .224
Gross, RF 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .266
Navarro, D, C 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 .224
Bartlett, SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .334
Totals 34 8 12 8 4 6 16  

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (21, Ponson).
3B: Crawford, C (6, Ponson), Burrell (1, Ponson), Zobrist (6, Ponson).
HR: Pena, C (26, 1st inning off Ponson, 2 on, 2 out), Navarro, D (6, 8th inning off Colon, R, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Navarro, D 4; Bartlett 2; Gross; Upton, B; Crawford, C 5; Pena, C 4; Burrell 4; Zobrist 4.
RBI: Pena, C 3 (67), Bartlett (43), Zobrist (55), Burrell (38), Gross (29), Navarro, D (27).
2-out RBI: Pena, C 3; Bartlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B 2; Gross.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Longoria (10, throw), Nelson, J (1, throw).
Pickoffs: Price (DeJesus at 1st base).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ponson (L, 1-7) 4.1 8 7 7 3 2 1 7.36
Tejeda 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.93
Cruz, J 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 6.39
Colon, R 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 5.04
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Price (W, 4-4) 7.0 5 1 1 2 3 0 5.10
Cormier 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.93
Nelson, J 1.0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4.02

WP: Tejeda.
HBP: Pena, C (by Ponson).
Pitches-strikes: Ponson 88-47, Tejeda 28-19, Cruz, J 22-11, Colon, R 28-17, Price 104-67, Cormier 15-10, Nelson, J 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ponson 4-4, Tejeda 0-1, Cruz, J 0-1, Colon, R 1-1, Price 12-1, Cormier 2-0, Nelson, J 1-2.
Batters faced: Ponson 24, Tejeda 5, Cruz, J 5, Colon, R 5, Price 27, Cormier 4, Nelson, J 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Tejeda 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:54.
Att: 26,596.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
July 31, 2009
July 31, 2009

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