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Smith takes loss
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Royals 5, Athletics 2
Greg Smith struck out five and walked two on Tuesday. (Ben Margot/AP)
Lefty Greg Smith allowed five runs on four hits in seven innings, giving up four of the runs in the final two frames to suffer the loss. Mark Ellis singled in a run in the fourth, and Bobby Crosby added an RBI groundout in the seventh inning.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (49-59)
Won 3
Kansas City 5, Oakland 2   OAK
Oakland (53-53)
Lost 2
July 29, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0   5 5 0
Oakland
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   2 6 1
Standings thru 7/29/08  |  Recap: KC | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Athletics stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF-LF4000000.301
Aviles, M, SS4221001.318
Grudzielanek, 2B2001011.300
Guillen, RF2000120.259
  1-Maier, PR-CF1000011.091
Butler, DH3000101.259
Gordon, 3B4110011.253
Teahen, LF-RF4110013.248
Buck, C4113011.247
Gload, 1B3000000.266
Totals31555279 


1-Ran for Guillen in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Gordon (25, Smith).
3B: Aviles, M (2, Smith).
HR: Aviles, M (6, 6th inning off Smith, 0 on, 2 out), Buck (8, 7th inning off Smith, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Aviles, M 7; Gordon 2; Teahen; Buck 4.
RBI: Grudzielanek (24), Aviles, M (27), Buck 3 (37).
2-out RBI: Aviles, M; Buck 3.
SF: Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
PO: DeJesus (1st base by Smith).

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

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Patterson, LF4000013.188
  Bankston, 1B0000000.222
Sweeney, R, RF4000021.302
Suzuki, C3000100.298
Gonzalez, C, CF4000021.274
Cust, DH3110110.222
Ellis, 2B4121001.230
Hannahan, 1B-3B4020012.238
Crosby, SS4011012.246
Conrad, 3B2000021.158
  a-Brown, E, PH-LF0000100.246
Totals3226231011 

a-Walked for Conrad in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Crosby (27, Meche), Cust (10, Meche), Ellis (19, Meche).
TB: Cust 2; Ellis 3; Hannahan 2; Crosby 2.
RBI: Ellis (36), Crosby (42).
2-out RBI: Ellis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney, R; Patterson.
GIDP: Gonzalez, C.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Hannahan (10, missed catch).
Pickoffs: Smith (DeJesus at 1st base).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (W, 9-9)7.05222804.22
Mahay (H, 18)1.00001001.78
Soria (S, 29)1.01000201.50
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Smith (L, 5-10)7.04552524.04
Blevins 1.00000100.73
DiNardo 1.01000107.31

HBP: Grudzielanek (by Blevins).
Pitches-strikes: Meche 101-64, Mahay 8-4, Soria 19-13, Smith 95-63, Blevins 15-9, DiNardo 19-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Meche 5-8, Mahay 3-0, Soria 0-1, Smith 6-9, Blevins 2-0, DiNardo 1-1.
Batters faced: Meche 28, Mahay 3, Soria 4, Smith 27, Blevins 4, DiNardo 4.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:25.
Att: 12,182.
July 29, 2008

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