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Hochevar struggles
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Orioles 7, Royals 5
Luke Hochevar picked up his sixth loss of the season Tuesday. (Steve Ruark/AP)
Alex Gordon and Mark Teahen hit big solo blasts in support of Luke Hochevar, but the righty gave up six runs, all of which came in the first three innings, as the Royals dropped the second game of a four-game set to the Orioles at Camden Yards.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (38-46)
Lost 1
Baltimore 7, Kansas City 5   BAL
Baltimore (42-40)
Won 1
July 1, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2   5 10 0
Baltimore
1 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 X   7 8 0
Standings thru 7/1/08  |  Recap: KC | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Orioles stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Aviles, M, SS5000008.303
Grudzielanek, 2B4012103.306
Gordon, 3B5221023.262
Guillen, LF4000001.277
Teahen, RF3112020.258
Butler, DH3010110.272
Gload, 1B3110111.264
Olivo, C4020003.266
Gathright, CF3120101.249
Totals3451054620 

BATTING
2B: Gordon (21, Liz).
HR: Gordon (11, 1st inning off Liz, 0 on, 2 out), Teahen (9, 5th inning off Liz, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Grudzielanek; Gordon 6; Teahen 4; Butler; Gload; Olivo 2; Gathright 2.
RBI: Gordon (41), Teahen 2 (29), Grudzielanek 2 (17).
2-out RBI: Gordon; Grudzielanek 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grudzielanek 2; Gordon.
SF: Teahen.
GIDP: Aviles, M 2.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Gload, Gordon-Grudzielanek-Gload).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B3211101.295
Markakis, RF4110011.286
Huff, 1B4021001.277
Millar, DH3000113.239
Scott, LF4100005.276
Mora, 3B3100110.227
Hernandez, R, C4122010.244
Jones, CF3112011.272
Fahey, SS3011001.219
Totals317873513 

BATTING
2B: Fahey (2, Hochevar).
HR: Roberts (6, 7th inning off Gobble, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts 4; Markakis; Huff 2; Hernandez, R 2; Jones; Fahey 2.
RBI: Huff (47), Fahey (3), Hernandez, R 2 (31), Jones 2 (31), Roberts (31).
2-out RBI: Fahey; Hernandez, R 2; Jones 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts.
GIDP: Jones.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts (22, 2nd base off Hochevar/Olivo).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Roberts-Fahey-Huff, Mora-Roberts-Huff).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hochevar (L, 5-6)6.06663204.91
Gobble 1.02110117.40
Tejeda 1.00000205.59
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Liz (W, 3-0)6.07331425.46
Loewen (H, 1)2.02001107.08
Sarfate 0.10222003.44
Sherrill (S, 27)0.21000103.62

HBP: Jones (by Hochevar).
Pitches-strikes: Hochevar 98-58, Gobble 22-13, Tejeda 17-10, Liz 80-55, Loewen 25-14, Sarfate 18-10, Sherrill 11-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hochevar 6-9, Gobble 0-2, Tejeda 0-1, Liz 4-10, Loewen 4-1, Sarfate 0-1, Sherrill 1-0.
Batters faced: Hochevar 27, Gobble 5, Tejeda 3, Liz 25, Loewen 8, Sarfate 3, Sherrill 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Sherrill 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:41.
Att: 19,756.

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