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Chen's debut sours
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Pirates 6, Royals 2
Bruce Chen allowed four runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings on Saturday. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
Bruce Chen, who was making his first big league start since 2006, took a shutout into the fourth, but a three-run homer cost him the lead and the win, as the Royals were unable to put up any more runs after Billy Butler's RBI singles in the first and third innings.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (31-42)
Lost 3
Pittsburgh 6, Kansas City 2   PIT
Pittsburgh (35-39)
Won 4
June 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 X   6 11 1
Standings thru 6/27/09  |  Recap: KC | PIT  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Pirates stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .239
Bloomquist, CF 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .278
Butler, 1B 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 .286
Guillen, J, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .257
Olivo, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .251
Callaspo, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .296
Teahen, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282
Hernandez, L, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .195
Chen, P 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000
  Colon, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Pena, B, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .355
  Bale, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 2 7 2 1 4 10  

a-Singled for Colon in the 8th.

BATTING
3B: Bloomquist (5, Maholm).
TB: Bloomquist 4; Butler 2; Guillen, J; Chen; Pena, B.
RBI: Butler 2 (34).
2-out RBI: Butler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez, L.
GIDP: Guillen, J; DeJesus.
Team RISP: 2-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bloomquist (13, 2nd base off Maholm/Diaz, R), Callaspo (1, 2nd base off Maholm/Diaz, R).

FIELDING
DP: (Bale-Callaspo-Butler).
Pickoffs: Chen 2 (Morgan at 1st base, Morgan at 1st base).

 
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McCutchen, A, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .309
Morgan, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .270
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .317
LaRoche, Ad, 1B 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .268
Young, D, RF 4 1 2 4 0 1 0 .337
LaRoche, An, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .269
Diaz, R, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .277
Wilson, Ja, SS 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .291
Maholm, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .100
  a-Hinske, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .267
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Karstens, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .063
Totals 32 6 11 6 2 2 8  

a-Walked for Maholm in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Sanchez, F (24, Bale), LaRoche, Ad (22, Bale).
3B: LaRoche, An (2, Chen).
HR: Young, D (2, 4th inning off Chen, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Morgan 2; Sanchez, F 3; LaRoche, Ad 3; Young, D 5; LaRoche, An 3; Wilson, Ja 2.
RBI: Young, D 4 (15), Wilson, Ja (24), LaRoche, Ad (37).
2-out RBI: Wilson, Ja.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCutchen, A 2.
GIDP: Diaz, R.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Morgan 2 (10, 2nd base by Chen/Olivo, 2nd base by Chen/Olivo).
PO: Morgan 2 (1st base by Chen, 1st base by Chen).

FIELDING
E: Maholm (1, fielding).
DP: 3 (Wilson, Ja-LaRoche, Ad, Wilson, Ja-Sanchez, F-LaRoche, Ad, Sanchez, F-Wilson, Ja-LaRoche, Ad).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chen (L, 0-1) 6.1 7 4 4 0 2 1 5.68
Colon 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.55
Bale 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 6.30
 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maholm (W, 5-4) 7.0 5 2 2 1 2 0 4.35
Grabow (H, 13) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.86
Karstens 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.72

WP: Chen, Bale.
Pitches-strikes: Chen 76-54, Colon 11-5, Bale 25-14, Maholm 85-55, Grabow 16-12, Karstens 12-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Chen 4-5, Colon 1-1, Bale 1-1, Maholm 8-5, Grabow 0-2, Karstens 1-0.
Batters faced: Chen 24, Colon 4, Bale 6, Maholm 25, Grabow 4, Karstens 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Colon 1-1.
Ejections: Kansas City Royals catcher Miguel Olivo ejected by HP umpire Phil Cuzzi (9th).
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Mike Estabrook. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:22.
Att: 36,032.
June 27, 2009

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