Tampa Bay 4, Kansas City 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 19, 2009 2:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Ed Rapuano, Third Base - Paul Schrieber,
Attendance - 18934

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 10 0
Kansas City 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 51-41 30-15 21-26 W3
Kansas City 37-54 22-27 15-27 L6

Recap Quick Hits

  • With this loss, the Kansas City Royals have a 22-27 record at home this season. The Tampa Bay Rays have a 21-26 record on the road.
  • Kansas City has a streak of 6 straight up losses. The Royals have won 2 of their last 10 games.
  • Tampa Bay has a streak of 3 straight up wins. The Rays have won 7 of their last 10 games.
  • Grant Balfour pitched 1.1 innings for the win and now has an ERA of 4.57. J.P. Howell closed out the game to get the save and has 9 save s for the season. Jamey Wright took the loss for Kansas City.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Kansas City
Matt Garza Player Luke Hochevar
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.1
5 Strikeouts 9
6 Hits 7
5.40 ERA 2.84
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Kansas City
Jason Bartlett Player Billy Butler
2 Hits 4
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 5
.500 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 10 0 12 .278 21 11 4 5 1 0
Kansas City 11 0 12 .297 22 7 3 6 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Royals have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .358 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Rays have a W/L % of .608 after a win and .488 after a loss.
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