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Jays collapse late
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Royals 8, Blue Jays 4
A.J. Burnett went seven-plus solid innings on Friday night. (AP)
A.J. Burnett made his best start of the season to date, striking out six against three walks in seven-plus innings, but faltered in the eighth, leaving with two on and one out. Scott Rolen smacked a two-run double in his Blue Jays debut.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (10-14)
Lost 5
Kansas City 8, Toronto 4   KC
Kansas City (10-13)
Won 1
April 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0   4 8 3
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 X   8 11 0
Standings thru 4/25/08  |  Recap: TOR | KC  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Royals stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5010010.247
Hill, 2B4110001.290
Rios, RF4120001.305
Wells, V, CF4001003.277
Stairs, DH3110011.317
Rolen, 3B3012101.333
Overbay, 1B4121002.286
Stewart, LF4000012.212
Barajas, C3000012.182
  a-Zaun, PH1000000.266
Totals354841413 

a-Grounded out for Barajas in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Stairs (1, Greinke), Rolen (1, Nunez).
HR: Overbay (1, 7th inning off Greinke, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Eckstein; Hill; Rios 2; Stairs 2; Rolen 2; Overbay 5.
RBI: Overbay (6), Wells, V (17), Rolen 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Rolen 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas; Overbay 2.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Eckstein 2 (5, throw, missed catch), Wells, V (1, fielding).
Pickoffs: Barajas (Pena at 3rd base).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF-LF4023111.414
Callaspo, 2B4011112.333
Gordon, 3B5010024.310
Guillen, LF5110023.182
  Gathright, CF0000000.250
Teahen, RF3110100.259
Butler, DH4011001.302
  1-German, PR-DH0100000.063
Gload, 1B4211010.281
Buck, C4222000.230
Pena, SS2110100.148
Totals3581184711 


1-Ran for Butler in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gload (2, Burnett), Buck 2 (3, Burnett, Downs).
TB: DeJesus 2; Callaspo; Gordon; Guillen; Teahen; Butler; Gload 2; Buck 4; Pena.
RBI: Buck 2 (9), DeJesus 3 (7), Butler (11), Gload (5), Callaspo (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Callaspo 2; Butler; Gordon; Guillen 2.
S: Pena.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
PO: Pena (3rd base by Barajas).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Burnett (L, 2-2)7.18533606.07
Downs (BS, 1)0.03331003.27
Frasor 0.20000103.24
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke 7.05111411.25
Nunez (BS, 1)(W, 2-0)1.03330002.70
Soria 1.00000000.00

Downs pitched to 5 batters in the 8th.

WP: Burnett.
Balk: Burnett 2.
IBB: Pena (by Downs).
HBP: Stairs (by Nunez).
Pitches-strikes: Burnett 102-64, Downs 20-12, Frasor 11-8, Greinke 93-63, Nunez 23-15, Soria 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Burnett 10-5, Downs 0-0, Frasor 1-0, Greinke 6-11, Nunez 3-0, Soria 3-0.
Batters faced: Burnett 33, Downs 5, Frasor 2, Greinke 27, Nunez 7, Soria 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Downs 2-2, Frasor 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 48 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, L to R.
T: 2:48.
Att: 22,561.

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