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Bannister falters
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Cardinals 9, Royals 6
Brian Bannister gave up seven runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Brian Bannister couldn't control the Cardinals' bats, giving up seven runs. The Royals offense managed to knock St. Louis starter Braden Looper out of the game in the fourth, but it was stifled by a bevy of bullpen arms. David DeJesus is day-to-day after a first-inning collision.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (47-36)
Won 2
St. Louis 9, Kansas City 6   KC
Kansas City (37-45)
Lost 2
June 29, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 2 3 0 2 2 0 0 0   9 14 0
Kansas City
0 0 1 2 1 0 1 1 0   6 13 0
Standings thru 6/29/08  |  Recap: STL | KC  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Royals stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Schumaker, LF5120000.304
Miles, 3B3120100.321
Pujols, DH4222113.356
Ankiel, CF5121013.258
Ludwick, RF4110101.285
Duncan, 1B5021001.238
Kennedy, 2B2201201.264
LaRue, C4124002.241
Ryan, SS4010001.285
Totals3691495212 

BATTING
2B: Pujols (16, Bannister), Schumaker (15, Bannister), Ankiel (16, Gobble).
3B: LaRue (1, Bannister).
HR: LaRue (3, 2nd inning off Bannister, 1 on, 2 out), Pujols (17, 6th inning off Peralta, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Schumaker 3; Miles 2; Pujols 6; Ankiel 3; Ludwick; Duncan 2; LaRue 7; Ryan.
RBI: LaRue 4 (11), Ankiel (38), Duncan (19), Kennedy (20), Pujols 2 (45).
2-out RBI: LaRue 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ankiel 2; LaRue 2; Ryan.
S: Miles.
SF: Kennedy.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Schumaker (6, 2nd base off Gobble/Buck).
CS: Ryan (2, 2nd base by Bannister/Buck).

FIELDING
PB: LaRue (1).
Outfield assists: Schumaker (DeJesus at home).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF0000100.316
  German, LF4121001.171
Aviles, M, SS4010114.318
Gordon, 3B4000127.260
Guillen, DH5010023.280
Grudzielanek, 2B5341002.308
Teahen, RF5021023.257
Gload, 1B4111011.263
Buck, C2000310.246
Gathright, CF4121014.246
  a-Butler, PH1000000.262
Totals38613561025 

a-Popped out for Gathright in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Grudzielanek 2 (18, Perez, C, Isringhausen), Teahen (13, Isringhausen).
TB: German 2; Aviles, M; Guillen; Grudzielanek 6; Teahen 3; Gload; Gathright 2.
RBI: Gathright (15), German (6), Gload (16), Teahen (27), Grudzielanek (15).
2-out RBI: Grudzielanek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grudzielanek; Guillen; Gordon 2; Gathright 2; Teahen.
SF: Gload.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
DP: (Gordon).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Looper 3.16324204.26
Perez, C (W, 2-0)1.12111103.93
Springer 0.10000102.16
Isringhausen 1.22111405.72
McClellan (H, 17)0.22110002.66
Franklin (S, 11)1.21000202.82
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister (L, 7-7)4.29774114.88
Peralta 0.22220016.00
Gobble 2.02001007.32
Tejeda 1.21000106.23

WP: Gobble.
IBB: Pujols (by Bannister).
Pitches-strikes: Looper 78-45, Perez, C 35-22, Springer 5-3, Isringhausen 38-22, McClellan 9-7, Franklin 19-14, Bannister 103-51, Peralta 16-10, Gobble 31-19, Tejeda 17-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Looper 4-3, Perez, C 0-3, Springer 0-0, Isringhausen 1-0, McClellan 1-1, Franklin 1-2, Bannister 5-7, Peralta 1-1, Gobble 1-4, Tejeda 1-2.
Batters faced: Looper 19, Perez, C 7, Springer 1, Isringhausen 8, McClellan 4, Franklin 6, Bannister 26, Peralta 4, Gobble 8, Tejeda 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Perez, C 3-0, Springer 2-0, McClellan 2-0, Franklin 2-1, Peralta 1-0, Tejeda 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 3:35.
Att: 31,803.

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