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Late rally falls short
Marlins 9, Royals 8
Jorge De La Rosa allowed seven runs on 13 hits in 4 2/3 innings. (Dick Whipple/AP)
 Buck homers
Jorge De La Rosa's home woes continued on Saturday, as the Royals lefty gave up seven runs and a season-high 13 hits. Mike Sweeney had a two-run double and John Buck clocked two home runs to help the Royals fashion a comeback, but they could not overcome two home runs by the Marlins' Miguel Cabrera.
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Series at a glance:
FLA
Florida (33-36)
Won 1
Florida 9, Kansas City 8   KC
Kansas City (27-42)
Lost 1
June 16, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Florida
2 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 0   9 17 3
Kansas City
2 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 1   8 11 0
Standings thru 6/16/07  |  Gameday  |  Marlins Stats  |  Royals Stats
FloridaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Amezaga, CF5110026.249
Uggla, 2B4221102.265
Ramirez, SS5120013.320
Cabrera, DH5224013.337
Willingham, LF5011010.257
Hermida, RF5220011.221
Olivo, C5151000.252
Boone, 3B4011103.267
Wood, 1B4011114.212
Totals4291793722 

BATTING
2B: Amezaga (6, De La Rosa), Uggla (26, De La Rosa), Ramirez (16, De La Rosa), Olivo 2 (12, De La Rosa, De La Rosa).
HR: Cabrera 2 (16, 5th inning off De La Rosa, 1 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Peralta, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Amezaga 2; Uggla 3; Ramirez 3; Cabrera 8; Willingham; Hermida 2; Olivo 7; Boone; Wood.
RBI: Uggla (39), Willingham (46), Boone (25), Cabrera 4 (51), Olivo (32), Wood (13).
2-out RBI: Willingham; Olivo; Wood.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera; Amezaga 2; Uggla.
GIDP: Wood; Cabrera.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Olivo (2, 3rd base off Musser/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Willingham 2 (2, fielding, throw), Benitez (1, fielding).
DP: 3 (Uggla-Ramirez-Wood 2, Uggla-Ramirez).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF5122010.268
Cortez, 2B3120000.667
  a-German, PH-2B1011100.265
Teahen, RF4100114.286
Sweeney, DH5012011.249
Gordon, 3B4010011.210
Shealy, 1B4000033.209
Buck, C3322101.272
Pena, SS4111011.277
Gathright, LF4110011.286
Totals3781183912 

a-Walked for Cortez in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Sweeney (10, Vanden Hurk), Pena (9, Vanden Hurk).
3B: DeJesus (4, Gregg).
HR: Buck 2 (12, 2nd inning off Vanden Hurk, 0 on, 0 out; 8th inning off Benitez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: DeJesus 4; Cortez 2; German; Sweeney 2; Gordon; Buck 8; Pena 2; Gathright.
RBI: Sweeney 2 (31), Buck 2 (24), Pena (19), DeJesus 2 (23), German (19).
2-out RBI: Buck.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Shealy; Pena.
GIDP: Teahen 2.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gordon (6, 2nd base off Vanden Hurk/Olivo).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Cortez-Pena-Shealy, German-Pena-Shealy).

 
FloridaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vanden Hurk (W, 2-2)6.07652718.38
Tankersley 0.21001006.05
Lindstrom (H, 11)0.10000003.77
Benitez (H, 4)1.01110213.91
Gregg (S, 11)1.02110002.77
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
De La Rosa (L, 4-7)4.213771415.23
Peralta 1.11221213.89
Musser 2.13001107.20
Riske 0.20000003.07

Vanden Hurk pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

WP: Vanden Hurk.
IBB: Boone (by De La Rosa).
Pitches-strikes: Vanden Hurk 95-59, Tankersley 15-8, Lindstrom 2-1, Benitez 19-11, Gregg 10-6, De La Rosa 86-56, Peralta 29-17, Musser 39-22, Riske 2-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Vanden Hurk 5-6, Tankersley 0-2, Lindstrom 0-1, Benitez 1-0, Gregg 2-1, De La Rosa 6-4, Peralta 1-1, Musser 3-3, Riske 1-1.
Batters faced: Vanden Hurk 27, Tankersley 3, Lindstrom 1, Benitez 5, Gregg 4, De La Rosa 27, Peralta 6, Musser 10, Riske 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Tankersley 2-2, Lindstrom 1-0, Peralta 2-0, Riske 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 89 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 3:09.
Att: 24,323.

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