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Royals 4, Rays 1
Brian Bannister led the way as the Royals beat the Rays for the first time in nine tries. (AP)
While James Shields was no-hitting the Royals for seven innings, Brian Bannister was matching the scoreless pace, and when John Buck singled to lead off the eighth and end Shields' gem, KC got going, with Mitch Maier driving in the first of three RBIs. Joakim Soria made a six-out save.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (41-63)
Won 1
Kansas City 4, Tampa Bay 1   TB
Tampa Bay (57-48)
Lost 1
August 2, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2   4 5 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 7 2
Standings thru 8/2/09  |  Recap: KC | TB  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Rays stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .259
Bloomquist, RF-SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .266
Butler, B, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286
Jacobs, DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .216
Callaspo, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .298
Buck, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .227
  1-Freel, PR-RF 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .200
Gordon, A, 3B 4 1 0 0 0 1 3 .183
Maier, CF 3 0 2 3 1 0 0 .227
Betancourt, Y, SS 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .224
  a-Teahen, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .287
  Olivo, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234
Totals 32 4 5 3 4 9 15  

a-Popped out for Betancourt, Y in the 8th.
1-Ran for Buck in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Jacobs; Freel; Maier 2; Buck.
RBI: Maier 3 (12).
2-out RBI: Maier 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler, B.
GIDP: DeJesus.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gordon, A (3, home off Shields/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Maier (Upton, B at home).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .244
  Hernandez, M, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .314
Longoria, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .276
Zobrist, 2B-CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .301
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .214
Burrell, DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .226
Gross, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267
Navarro, D, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .226
  a-Aybar, W, PH-2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .279
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .331
Totals 33 1 7 1 0 10 10  

a-Singled for Navarro, D in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gross (12, Bannister, B).
HR: Zobrist (19, 9th inning off Soria, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Gross 2; Longoria 2; Upton, B; Burrell; Zobrist 4; Aybar, W.
RBI: Zobrist (56).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (33, 2nd base off Bannister, B/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Navarro, D (5, throw), Bartlett (11, throw).
DP: (Shields-Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bannister, B (W, 7-7) 7.0 5 0 0 0 7 0 3.59
Soria (S, 18) 2.0 2 1 1 0 3 1 1.71
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (L, 6-8) 7.1 2 2 1 4 6 0 3.75
Wheeler, D 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.79
Balfour 0.1 2 2 2 0 1 0 4.69
Choate 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.60
Bennett 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.09

Pitches-strikes: Bannister, B 117-72, Soria 28-20, Shields 107-64, Wheeler, D 8-7, Balfour 7-6, Choate 5-3, Bennett 5-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bannister, B 9-2, Soria 0-1, Shields 6-3, Wheeler, D 0-0, Balfour 0-0, Choate 1-0, Bennett 0-0.
Batters faced: Bannister, B 25, Soria 8, Shields 28, Wheeler, D 2, Balfour 3, Choate 2, Bennett 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Wheeler, D 2-0, Choate 2-2, Bennett 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Estabrook. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:48.
Att: 27,930.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 2, 2009
August 2, 2009

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