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Coming out swinging
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Rays 10, Royals 4
Gabe Gross (right) jogs past Scott Kazmir after his terrific grab at the wall ended the first. (AP)
The Rays got the most hits of any team off Zack Greinke this season -- with 10 -- and at the top of the order, Jason Bartlett and Carl Crawford combined to reach base six times against the young ace. Willy Aybar also went yard twice in the series finale.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (41-64)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 10, Kansas City 4   TB
Tampa Bay (58-48)
Won 1
August 3, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1   4 10 1
Tampa Bay
2 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 X   10 13 0
Standings thru 8/3/09  |  Recap: KC | TB  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Rays stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .262
  a-Pena, B, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .319
Bloomquist, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .265
Butler, B, 1B 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .284
Teahen, 3B 3 2 1 0 0 2 2 .287
Callaspo, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .297
Buck, DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .228
Olivo, C 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .238
Freel, RF 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 .193
Betancourt, Y, SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .228
Totals 34 4 10 4 2 7 14  

a-Walked for DeJesus in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Teahen (26, Kazmir), Buck (6, Kazmir).
HR: Betancourt, Y (3, 9th inning off Howell, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Olivo 2; Betancourt, Y 5; Teahen 2; DeJesus 2; Bloomquist; Callaspo; Buck 2.
RBI: Olivo (38), Buck (25), Butler, B (48), Betancourt, Y (24).
2-out RBI: Olivo; Buck.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bloomquist 2; Olivo; Teahen.
SF: Butler, B.
GIDP: Buck, Bloomquist.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Callaspo (15, missed catch).
DP: (Greinke-Callaspo-Butler, B).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 2 3 2 1 0 0 .337
Crawford, C, LF 5 1 3 3 0 1 1 .317
  Upton, B, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 2 6 .273
Zobrist, 2B 3 0 0 0 2 2 4 .298
Pena, C, 1B 5 0 1 2 0 3 3 .214
Aybar, W, DH 5 2 2 2 0 1 3 .282
Gross, RF 4 1 1 0 1 3 3 .267
Hernandez, M, C 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 .242
Kapler, CF-LF 3 2 1 0 1 0 2 .250
Totals 36 10 13 10 7 12 22  

BATTING
2B: Crawford, C (17, Greinke), Bartlett (22, Greinke), Gross (13, Greinke).
3B: Hernandez, M (1, Colon, R), Bartlett (5, Colon, R).
HR: Aybar, W 2 (10, 5th inning off Greinke, 0 on, 1 out; 7th inning off Mahay, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 6; Hernandez, M 4; Gross 2; Kapler; Crawford, C 4; Pena, C; Aybar, W 8.
RBI: Pena, C 2 (69), Crawford, C 3 (50), Aybar, W 2 (30), Hernandez, M (12), Bartlett 2 (47).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross 2; Pena, C 2; Zobrist; Longoria.
GIDP: Kapler.
Team RISP: 6-for-17.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (49, 2nd base off Greinke/Olivo).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Bartlett-Zobrist-Pena, C, Longoria-Zobrist-Pena, C).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Greinke (L, 10-7) 5.0 10 6 6 3 9 1 2.36
Tejeda 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.79
Mahay 0.2 1 2 2 1 0 1 4.29
Colon, R 0.2 2 2 2 1 0 0 5.61
Cruz, J 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 6.25
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (W, 6-6) 6.0 6 3 3 1 5 0 6.10
Balfour 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.62
Shouse (H, 6) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.63
Bennett 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
Howell 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.95

Kazmir pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Greinke.
HBP: Teahen (by Kazmir).
Pitches-strikes: Greinke 105-65, Tejeda 22-13, Mahay 11-5, Colon, R 13-9, Cruz, J 16-10, Kazmir 114-82, Balfour 14-10, Shouse 4-3, Bennett 7-6, Howell 25-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Greinke 5-0, Tejeda 1-0, Mahay 2-0, Colon, R 1-0, Cruz, J 1-0, Kazmir 3-8, Balfour 0-1, Shouse 0-0, Bennett 1-0, Howell 1-0.
Batters faced: Greinke 27, Tejeda 3, Mahay 4, Colon, R 5, Cruz, J 4, Kazmir 26, Balfour 4, Shouse 1, Bennett 3, Howell 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 1-0, Colon, R 1-1, Balfour 1-1, Shouse 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:22.
Att: 24,219.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 3, 2009
August 3, 2009

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