Tampa Bay 5, Kansas City 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(61-42)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 5 8 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 10 0
WP: A. Reyes (2-2) S: T. Percival (22)
LP: H. Ramirez (1-1)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Tampa Bay
- E. Hinske grounded out to second, C. Pena scored, D. Navarro to second
Top 4th: Tampa Bay
- W. Aybar grounded into fielder's choice, E. Longoria scored, C. Pena out at second
Bot 4th: Kansas City
- R. Gload singled to right, B. Butler scored
Bot 5th: Kansas City
- J. Guillen singled to right, M. Grudzielanek scored
Top 8th: Tampa Bay
- C. Crawford tripled to deep right center, B.J. Upton and A. Iwamura scored
Top 9th: Tampa Bay
- C. Pena homered to deep left center
Bot 9th: Kansas City
- E. German singled to center, R. Gload scored
 Tampa Bay
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
A. Iwamura 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .275
B.J. Upton cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .269
C. Crawford lf 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 .267
E. Longoria 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .276
C. Pena 1b 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 .238
W. Aybar dh 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 .230
D. Navarro c 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .315
E. Hinske rf 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .254
    J. Gomes ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195
    G. Gross rf 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .228
J. Bartlett ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .258
 Totals 34 5 8 5 2 1 6  
 Batting
2B - E Longoria (25, L Hochevar); B Upton (23, H Ramirez).
3B - C Crawford 2 (7, L Hochevar, H Ramirez).
HR - C Pena (17, 9th inning off J Peralta 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - E Hinske (46), W Aybar (10), C Crawford 2 (50), C Pena (53).
2-out RBI - C Crawford 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Bartlett 1, E Longoria 2.
GIDP - D Navarro.
Team LOB - 4.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (E Longoria-A Iwamura-C Pena).
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. DeJesus cf 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 .301
M. Aviles ss 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 .302
M. Grudzielanek 2b 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 .306
J. Guillen rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 5 .260
B. Butler dh 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .253
A. Gordon 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .247
J. Buck c 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .251
R. Gload 1b 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .270
E. German lf 4 0 2 1 0 2 2 .255
 Totals 35 3 10 3 2 7 17  
 Batting
2B - M Grudzielanek 3 (24, S Kazmir 3).
3B - R Gload (1, T Percival).
S - A Gordon.
RBI - R Gload (25), J Guillen (67), E German (12).
2-out RBI - R Gload, J Guillen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Guillen 3.
GIDP - J Guillen.
Team LOB - 9.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (M Aviles-R Gload).
 Tampa Bay
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
S. Kazmir 5.0 7 2 2 0 5 0 2.84
T. Miller 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 5.19
A. Reyes (W, 2-2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.12
D. Wheeler (H, 22) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.18
T. Percival (S, 22) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.69
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
L. Hochevar 5.0 4 2 2 1 0 0 5.38
H. Ramirez (L, 1-1) 2.2 3 2 2 0 1 0 2.79
R. Ramirez 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.94
J. Peralta 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 5.91
HBP - J Buck (by S Kazmir).
Pitches-strikes - S Kazmir 91-60; T Miller 21-11; Al Reyes 7-6; D Wheeler 6-3; T Percival 22-14; L Hochevar 78-48; H Ramirez 43-30; R Ramirez 3-2; J Peralta 20-12.
Ground balls-fly balls - S Kazmir 3-7; T Miller 1-0; Al Reyes 3-0; D Wheeler 1-2; T Percival 1-2; L Hochevar 11-4; H Ramirez 5-2; R Ramirez 0-1; J Peralta 1-2.
Batters faced - S Kazmir 23; T Miller 5; Al Reyes 3; D Wheeler 3; T Percival 5; L Hochevar 19; H Ramirez 11; R Ramirez 1; J Peralta 5.
EJECTIONS - Kansas City Royals' Manager Trey Hillman (Brian O'Nora) UMPIRES: HP--Paul Nauert.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Paul Nauert. 1B--Brian O'Nora. 2B--Tom Hallion. 3B--Jerry Crawford.
Time: 3:09. (Plus rain delay totaling 73 minutes in the 5th).
Attendance: 24,322.
Weather: 89 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, swirling.
Game Notes
KANSAS CITY MANAGER TREY HILLMAN WAS EJECTED BY FIRST BASE UMPIRE BRIAN O'NORA IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH INNING FOR ARGUING A CALL AT FIRST BASE.

Updated on Sunday, Jul 27, 2008 12:23 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Tampa Bay
C. Crawford Carl Crawford
2-4
2 RBI
 Kansas City
M. Grudzielanek Mark Grudzielanek
3-5