Tampa Bay 5, Kansas City 1
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(21-36)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Tampa Bay 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 X 5 8 1
WP: J.P. Howell (1-0)
LP: S. Elarton (1-2)
(23-31)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 3rd: Tampa Bay
- C. Crawford doubled to deep center, B.J. Upton scored
Bot 4th: Tampa Bay
- D. Young homered to deep left
Top 5th: Kansas City
- J. LaRue homered to deep left
Bot 6th: Tampa Bay
- D. Navarro tripled to deep right, C. Pena scored
- B. Harris singled to left, D. Navarro scored
Bot 8th: Tampa Bay
- C. Pena homered to deep center
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
E. German 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .273
D. DeJesus cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .257
M. Grudzielanek 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .269
M. Sweeney dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .242
M. Teahen rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .277
E. Brown lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .226
R. Shealy 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .223
T. Pena Jr. ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .266
J. LaRue c 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .136
 Totals 33 1 5 1 0 8 15  
 Batting
2B - M Sweeney (8, J Howell).
HR - J Larue (2, 5th inning off J Howell 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - J LaRue (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Sweeney 1, R Shealy 1, T Pena Jr 2.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
SB - E German (5, 2nd base off J Howell/D Navarro).
 
 Fielding
E - J LaRue (1, catchers interference).
 Tampa Bay
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
E. Dukes cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .212
B.J. Upton 2b 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .318
C. Crawford lf 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .296
G. Norton dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167
C. Pena 1b 4 2 2 1 0 0 3 .297
T. Wigginton 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242
D. Young rf 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .249
D. Navarro c 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .185
B. Harris ss 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .304
 Totals 32 5 8 5 1 1 10  
 Batting
2B - B Upton 2 (14, S Elarton 2); C Crawford (13, S Elarton).
3B - D Navarro (2, S Elarton).
HR - D Young (7, 4th inning off S Elarton 0 on, 1 Out), C Pena (11, 8th inning off R Braun 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - C Crawford (31), D Young (28), D Navarro (10), B Harris (18), C Pena (29).
2-out RBI - D Navarro, B Harris.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Pena 2, G Norton 1, E Dukes 1.
Reached via catcher's interference - C Crawford 1.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
SB - B Upton (11, 2nd base off S Elarton/J LaRue), B Harris (2, 2nd base off J Peralta/J LaRue).
 
 Fielding
E - B Upton (11, throw).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
S. Elarton (L, 1-2) 5.2 6 4 4 1 0 1 7.36
J. Peralta 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.37
R. Braun 2.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 7.42
 Tampa Bay
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J.P. Howell (W, 1-0) 8.0 5 1 1 0 7 1 1.12
A. Reyes 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.19
HBP - J LaRue (by J Howell); B Upton (by S Elarton).
Pitches-strikes - S Elarton 84-56; J Peralta 8-5; R Braun 25-15; J Howell 100-63; Al Reyes 17-9.
Ground balls-fly balls - S Elarton 7-10; J Peralta 0-0; R Braun 4-2; J Howell 13-5; Al Reyes 1-1.
Batters faced - S Elarton 26; J Peralta 2; R Braun 7; J Howell 31; Al Reyes 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Joe West. 1B--Ed Rapuano. 2B--Ed Hickox. 3B--C.B. Bucknor.
Time: 2:26.
Attendance: 12,220.
Weather: INDOORS

Updated on Monday, Jun 4, 2007 4:17 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
J. LaRue J. LaRue
1-2, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Tampa Bay
C. Pena C. Pena
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI