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Sherrill stumbles
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Royals 6, Orioles 5
Brian Burres received a no-decision after five-plus innings Monday. (Steve Ruark/AP)
The Orioles strung together four runs in the fifth inning vs. the Royals, but a blown save by closer George Sherrill sent them into extras for the second straight night, where they couldn't hang on in the 11th inning of the series opener.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (38-45)
Won 1
Kansas City 6, Baltimore 5   BAL
Baltimore (41-40)
Lost 2
June 30, 2008
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Kansas City
0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1   6 14 0
Baltimore
0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 10 1
Standings thru 6/30/08  |  Recap: KC | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Orioles stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Aviles, M, SS6121021.319
Grudzielanek, 2B4010102.307
Gordon, 3B4011220.260
Guillen, LF-RF6121004.281
Teahen, RF4010011.257
  a-Olivo, PH1111000.261
  German, LF1000002.169
Butler, DH5030011.271
Gload, 1B4110102.263
Buck, C5121013.250
Gathright, CF3100201.243
Totals4361456717 

a-Homered for Teahen in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Gordon (20, Burres), Gload (10, Bukvich).
HR: Olivo (9, 9th inning off Sherrill, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Aviles, M 2; Grudzielanek; Gordon 2; Guillen 2; Teahen; Olivo 4; Butler 3; Gload 2; Buck 2.
RBI: Gordon (40), Buck (23), Aviles, M (15), Olivo (28), Guillen (61).
2-out RBI: Gordon; Buck; Aviles, M; Olivo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen 3; Grudzielanek; Buck.
S: Grudzielanek.
GIDP: Butler; German.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gathright (18, 2nd base off Burres/Hernandez, R).
CS: Gathright (4, 2nd base by Bradford/Hernandez, R).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Ramirez, R-Aviles, M-Gload, Aviles, M-Grudzielanek-Gload).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5020022.295
Markakis, RF5111012.287
Huff, DH5111010.274
Millar, 1B4011110.241
Scott, LF3010101.281
  2-Payton, PR-LF1000000.255
Mora, 3B4000121.229
Hernandez, R, C5111003.239
Jones, CF5110010.272
Cintron, SS3121000.275
  1-Fahey, PR-SS1000010.207
Totals415105399 


1-Ran for Cintron in the 7th. 2-Ran for Scott in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Roberts (30, Greinke), Cintron (3, Greinke), Huff (24, Greinke), Scott (15, Ramirez, R).
3B: Jones (3, Greinke).
HR: Hernandez, R (7, 3rd inning off Greinke, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts 3; Markakis; Huff 2; Millar; Scott 2; Hernandez, R 4; Jones 3; Cintron 3.
RBI: Hernandez, R (29), Cintron (7), Markakis (40), Huff (46), Millar (44).
2-out RBI: Markakis; Huff; Millar.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Markakis.
GIDP: Roberts; Hernandez, R.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Hernandez, R (7, throw).
DP: 2 (Mora-Roberts-Millar, Fahey-Roberts-Millar).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke 5.07551513.65
Ramirez, H 1.01000002.45
Ramirez, R 2.01002102.68
Mahay (W, 4-0)2.01000102.13
Soria (S, 22)1.00000201.25
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Burres 5.05113305.09
Bukvich 1.03221007.71
Sarfate (H, 2)0.22111202.97
Johnson (H, 13)1.10000101.17
Sherrill (BS, 5)1.01110113.68
Bradford (L, 3-3)2.03111002.64

Ramirez, H pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Burres pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

Balk: Sarfate.
IBB: Mora (by Ramirez, R), Gordon (by Bradford).
Pitches-strikes: Greinke 86-57, Ramirez, H 12-8, Ramirez, R 34-17, Mahay 24-18, Soria 12-10, Burres 95-52, Bukvich 25-14, Sarfate 19-12, Johnson 19-14, Sherrill 18-11, Bradford 23-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Greinke 5-5, Ramirez, H 1-2, Ramirez, R 5-0, Mahay 1-4, Soria 1-0, Burres 6-6, Bukvich 3-0, Sarfate 0-0, Johnson 2-1, Sherrill 0-2, Bradford 5-0.
Batters faced: Greinke 23, Ramirez, H 4, Ramirez, R 7, Mahay 7, Soria 3, Burres 23, Bukvich 6, Sarfate 5, Johnson 4, Sherrill 4, Bradford 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez, R 1-0, Bukvich 1-0, Johnson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Estabrook. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 86 degrees, rain.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:43 (:31 delay).
Att: 15,289.

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