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Francis roughed up
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Royals 8, Rockies 4
Matt Holliday's home run on Monday gave him 37 RBIs on the season. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
Jeff Francis' run of strong starts this month came to an end against the Rockies, as the left-hander allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings. Jeff Baker picked up an RBI single and Matt Holliday belted his ninth home run of the year, a two-run blast.
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Series at a glance:
COL
Colorado (32-45)
Lost 2
Kansas City 8, Colorado 4   KC
Kansas City (34-43)
Won 3
June 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0   4 6 0
Kansas City
4 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 X   8 8 1
Standings thru 6/23/08  |  Recap: COL | KC  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Royals stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF5010003.246
Baker, DH5111012.290
Holliday, LF3222110.329
Helton, 1B4001001.271
Atkins, 3B3010100.305
Hawpe, RF2000221.254
Tulowitzki, SS4000014.157
Iannetta, C2000210.268
Barmes, 2B4110003.341
Totals324646614 

BATTING
2B: Holliday (19, Ramirez, H).
HR: Holliday (9, 5th inning off Bannister, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Taveras; Baker; Holliday 6; Atkins; Barmes.
RBI: Baker (22), Holliday 2 (37), Helton (28).
2-out RBI: Baker; Holliday 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Baker.
GIDP: Barmes.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF-LF4110012.308
Aviles, M, 2B4121001.338
Gordon, 3B3200111.265
Guillen, DH4222002.293
Olivo, C4011012.257
Teahen, RF4113001.259
Gload, 1B3111111.243
German, LF3000001.152
  Gathright, CF1000000.244
Pena, SS2000101.157
Totals328883412 

BATTING
2B: Aviles, M (9, Francis), Guillen (28, Francis), Olivo (15, Francis).
3B: DeJesus (3, Francis).
HR: Teahen (8, 1st inning off Francis, 2 on, 2 out), Guillen (13, 3rd inning off Francis, 0 on, 1 out), Gload (1, 8th inning off Vizcaino, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: DeJesus 3; Aviles, M 3; Guillen 6; Olivo 2; Teahen 4; Gload 4.
RBI: Aviles, M (13), Teahen 3 (26), Guillen 2 (60), Olivo (26), Gload (11).
2-out RBI: Teahen 3; Gload.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gload.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: German (3, fielding).
PB: Olivo (1).
DP: 2 (Bannister-Olivo-Gload, Gordon-Gload).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Francis (L, 3-7)4.17773325.65
Herges 1.20000003.65
Speier 1.00000002.96
Vizcaino 1.01110116.75
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister (W, 7-6)7.03306514.47
Ramirez, H 1.02110109.00
Ramirez, R 1.01000003.00

WP: Ramirez, H, Ramirez, R.
Pitches-strikes: Francis 88-56, Herges 19-12, Speier 14-8, Vizcaino 22-13, Bannister 113-66, Ramirez, H 18-11, Ramirez, R 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Francis 6-4, Herges 2-3, Speier 3-0, Vizcaino 1-1, Bannister 9-6, Ramirez, H 2-0, Ramirez, R 1-2.
Batters faced: Francis 23, Herges 5, Speier 3, Vizcaino 4, Bannister 29, Ramirez, H 5, Ramirez, R 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Herges 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 2:38.
Att: 12,260.

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