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Royals lose Grudzielanek
Angels 5, Royals 2
David DeJesus reacts after striking out in the fifth inning vs. the Angels. (Ed Zurga/AP)
The Royals stranded 12 runners and went just 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position in a loss to the visiting Angels. On top of the loss, Kansas City also lost the services of second baseman Mark Grudzielanek, who left with a strained right groin.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 19, 2006
LAA
LA Angels (81-70)
Won 1
LA Angels 5, Kansas City 2   KC
Kansas City (58-93)
Lost 2
September 19, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0   5 6 0
Kansas City
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 10 0
Standings thru 9/19/06  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Royals Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Izturis, 3B3000101.291
Cabrera, SS3110101.279
Guerrero, RF4111002.327
Rivera, CF4000001.295
  Willits, CF0000000.222
Anderson, LF4011000.278
Quinlan, 1B2111110.320
  1-Murphy, PR0100000.246
  Erstad, 1B1000001.223
Salmon, DH2000111.264
  a-Figgins, PH-DH1000000.260
Kendrick, 2B4111001.275
Napoli, C4011020.224
Totals32565448 

a-Grounded out for Salmon in the 9th.
1-Ran for Quinlan in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Kendrick (20, De La Rosa).
HR: Quinlan (8, 2nd inning off De La Rosa, 0 on, 2 out), Guerrero (30, 6th inning off De La Rosa, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cabrera; Guerrero 4; Anderson; Quinlan 4; Kendrick 2; Napoli.
RBI: Quinlan (30), Guerrero (111), Kendrick (25), Napoli (40), Anderson (80).
2-out RBI: Quinlan; Guerrero; Kendrick; Napoli; Anderson.
GIDP: Cabrera.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Murphy (4, 2nd base off De La Rosa/Phillips).

FIELDING
DP: (Saunders-Cabrera-Quinlan).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF-LF5000022.290
German, LF-2B4020100.340
Grudzielanek, 2B2010001.297
  1-Gathright, PR-CF3020010.234
Sweeney, DH2000311.255
  2-Blanco, PR-DH0000000.233
Brown, RF5110038.292
Shealy, 1B4000024.295
Berroa, SS4121010.232
Keppinger, 3B3010101.143
Phillips, C3011001.281
  a-Costa, PH1000000.281
Totals36210251018 

a-Flied out for Phillips in the 9th.
1-Ran for Grudzielanek in the 3rd. 2-Ran for Sweeney in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: German (16, Saunders), Gathright (11, Saunders), Brown (38, Shields).
TB: German 3; Grudzielanek; Gathright 3; Brown 2; Berroa 2; Keppinger; Phillips.
RBI: Phillips (2), Berroa (52).
2-out RBI: Phillips; Berroa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney; DeJesus; Shealy 2; Brown 2.
GIDP: Brown.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
DP: (Berroa-Grudzielanek-Shealy).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saunders (W, 6-3)7.07113804.29
Shields 1.02110103.07
Rodriguez (S, 43)1.01002101.76
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
De La Rosa (L, 5-5)6.24444426.66
Braun 1.12110004.70
Burgos 1.00000005.68

IBB: Sweeney (by Saunders).
Pitches-strikes: Saunders 115-71, Shields 16-11, Rodriguez 37-18, De La Rosa 108-57, Braun 13-11, Burgos 16-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Saunders 11-2, Shields 2-0, Rodriguez 1-1, De La Rosa 10-6, Braun 2-2, Burgos 2-1.
Batters faced: Saunders 30, Shields 5, Rodriguez 6, De La Rosa 27, Braun 6, Burgos 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Braun 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 62 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:48.
Att: 9,048.

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