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Bullpen falters
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Royals 4, Orioles 3
Jason Berken took a tough-luck no-decision, keeping him winless since May 26. (Gail Burton/AP)
Jason Berken, winless since his big league debut on May 26, appeared in line for a long-overdue victory after six frames of two-run ball. However, two bullpen hiccups squandered his sharp outing, a two-run jack from outfielder Adam Jones and the first four-hit game of Matt Wieters' career.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (40-59)
Won 2
Kansas City 4, Baltimore 3   BAL
Baltimore (42-57)
Lost 2
July 28, 2009
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Kansas City
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   4 10 0
Baltimore
2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 11 1
Standings thru 7/28/09  |  Recap: KC | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Orioles stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 .257
Bloomquist, CF-RF 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 .275
Butler, B, 1B 5 1 1 2 0 0 2 .294
  Maier, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212
Teahen, RF-1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .293
Callaspo, 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 .302
Jacobs, DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .217
  a-Olivo, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233
Pena, B, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .297
  1-Freel, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  Buck, C 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .223
Gordon, A, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 3 3 .213
Betancourt, Y, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .232
Totals 42 4 10 4 2 5 16  

a-Grounded out for Jacobs in the 9th.
1-Ran for Pena, B in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Butler, B (11, 1st inning off Berken, 1 on, 1 out), Bloomquist (3, 8th inning off Johnson, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Teahen; Butler, B 4; Callaspo; Gordon, A; Bloomquist 6; Pena, B 2; Buck.
RBI: Butler, B 2 (47), Bloomquist (20), Buck (22).
2-out RBI: Buck.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betancourt, Y; Teahen; Gordon, A.
GIDP: Butler, B.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Teahen (6, 2nd base off Baez/Wieters).

FIELDING
DP: (Betancourt, Y-Callaspo-Butler, B).

 
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 6 1 2 0 0 1 5 .279
Jones, Ad, CF 5 1 1 2 1 0 2 .297
Huff, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .248
Markakis, RF 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .292
Reimold, LF 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 .291
Scott, DH 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .275
Mora, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .259
Wieters, C 5 0 4 1 0 0 0 .273
  1-Pie, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Izturis, C, SS 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .261
Totals 43 3 11 3 4 5 26  

1-Ran for Wieters in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Roberts, B (35, Bale).
HR: Jones, Ad (16, 1st inning off Bannister, B, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Izturis, C 2; Reimold 2; Jones, Ad 4; Roberts, B 3; Wieters 4.
RBI: Jones, Ad 2 (56), Wieters (13).
2-out RBI: Wieters.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Markakis 2; Reimold; Roberts, B.
GIDP: Mora.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Markakis (5, throw).
DP: (Berken-Roberts, B-Huff).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bannister, B 6.0 7 3 3 3 2 1 3.80
Bale 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 5.79
Colon, R 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.88
Wright, J (W, 1-3) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.68
Soria (S, 17) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.52
 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Berken 6.0 6 2 2 2 3 1 6.21
Hendrickson (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
Johnson, J (BS, 3) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.30
Sherrill 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.40
Baez (L, 4-4) 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.41

IBB: Jones, Ad (by Bannister, B).
Pitches-strikes: Bannister, B 100-58, Bale 13-9, Colon, R 21-13, Wright, J 21-17, Soria 19-14, Berken 88-58, Hendrickson 11-8, Johnson, J 11-5, Sherrill 23-16, Baez 31-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bannister, B 11-2, Bale 1-1, Colon, R 1-2, Wright, J 3-1, Soria 1-1, Berken 8-4, Hendrickson 2-1, Johnson, J 1-2, Sherrill 1-0, Baez 3-2.
Batters faced: Bannister, B 27, Bale 4, Colon, R 6, Wright, J 6, Soria 4, Berken 25, Hendrickson 3, Johnson, J 4, Sherrill 4, Baez 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Colon, R 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: John Hirschbeck.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:25.
Att: 21,545.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
July 28, 2009
July 28, 2009

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