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Bucs end ugly trend
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Pirates 6, Royals 2
Second baseman Freddy Sanchez is late with a tag on Alberto Callaspo in the second. (AP)
After seven straight seasons of losing records in Interleague Play, the Pirates secured a winning mark this year when Delwyn Young's three-run shot provided a lead Paul Maholm and the bullpen would not relinquish. Young finished the evening 2-for-4 with four RBIs.
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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
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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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