Kansas City Royals 6, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 71
Played on Wednesday, June 18, 1997 (N) at Kauffman Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   2  8  0
KC  A    4  0  0    0  0  1    1  0  x  -   6 11  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     3   1   1   1       0   1       1   2
Spiers 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       3   2
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   0   1       0   2      10   2
Gonzalez lf                   4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Bell rf                       4   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Berry dh                      3   0   2   0       0   1       0   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   0       0   0       4   1
Bogar ss                      3   0   1   0       0   1       1   2
Listach cf                    2   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Wall p                        0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Magnante p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Minor p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       30   2   8   2       0   5      24  11

BATTING - 
3B: Listach (1,off Pittsley).
SH: Listach (4,off Pittsley).
SF: Biggio (5,off Pittsley).
GDP: Bell (3,off Pittsley); Listach (5,off Pittsley); Gonzalez (5,off Pittsley).
Team LOB: 3.

Kansas City Royals           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Offerman 2b                   5   1   2   0       0   0       2   3
Goodwin cf                    5   1   3   0       0   0       1   0
Bell ss                       3   1   1   0       2   1       3   7
King 1b                       4   2   2   4       0   1      12   1
Davis dh                      4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Damon lf                      3   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Dye rf                        3   1   1   0       1   0       2   0
Howard 3b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Macfarlane c                  4   0   1   1       0   1       5   0
Pittsley p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Montgomery p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       35   6  11   5       4   4      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Howard-Offerman-King, Bell-King, King-Bell-King.

BATTING - 
2B: Davis (5,off Wall).
HR: King (12,1st inning off Wall 3 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Goodwin (29,2nd base off Wall/Ausmus); Bell (4,2nd base off Magnante/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wall L(2-4)                   5.2   8   5   5   3   2   1  28
Magnante                      0.2   2   1   1   0   0   0   4
Minor                         1.2   1   0   0   1   2   0   7
Totals                        8    11   6   6   4   4   1  39

WP: Wall (2), Minor (4).

Kansas City Royals           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pittsley W(2-4)               8     8   2   2   0   4   0  29
Montgomery                    1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     8   2   2   0   5   0  32


Umpires: HP - Jim Evans, 1B - Larry McCoy, 2B - Terry Craft, 3B - Chuck Meriwether
Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance: 20085


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Kansas City Royals       
1. Biggio              2b        Offerman            2b
2. Spiers              3b        Goodwin             cf
3. Bagwell             1b        Bell                ss
4. Gonzalez            lf        King                1b
5. Bell                rf        Davis               dh
6. Berry               dh        Damon               lf
7. Ausmus              c         Dye                 rf
8. Bogar               ss        Howard              3b
9. Listach             cf        Macfarlane          c
   Wall                p         Pittsley            p

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio struck out; Spiers flied to left; Bagwell
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Offerman singled to left; Goodwin singled to center
[Offerman to second]; Bell walked [Offerman to third, Goodwin to
second]; King homered [Offerman scored, Goodwin scored, Bell
scored]; Davis doubled to center; Damon flied to left; Dye
grounded out (third to first); Howard lined to second; 4 R, 4 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Royals 4.

ASTROS 2ND: Gonzalez singled to center; Bell grounded into a
double play (third to second to first) [Gonzalez out at second];
Berry singled to third; Ausmus popped to second; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 2ND: Macfarlane struck out; Offerman grounded out
(shortstop to first); Goodwin singled to center; Goodwin stole
second; Bell walked; King was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Royals 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Bogar singled to right; Listach out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to first) [Bogar to second]; Biggio grounded out
(shortstop to first) [Bogar stayed at second]; Spiers grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Royals 4.

ROYALS 3RD: Davis flied to left; Damon walked; Dye grounded out
(second to first) [Damon to second]; Howard grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Royals 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Bagwell grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to
first); Gonzalez flied to right; Bell grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 4TH: Macfarlane grounded out (first unassisted); Offerman
grounded out (shortstop to first); Goodwin lined to right; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Royals 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Berry singled to left; Ausmus singled to third
[Berry to second]; Bogar struck out; Listach grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Ausmus out at second]; 0 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Royals 4.

ROYALS 5TH: Bell lined to third; King grounded out (third to
first); Davis lined to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Royals 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Biggio singled to right; Spiers singled to third
[Biggio to third]; Bagwell forced Spiers (second to shortstop)
[Biggio scored, Bagwell to first]; Gonzalez grounded into a
double play (first to shortstop to first) [Bagwell out at
second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Royals 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Damon grounded out (pitcher to first); Dye singled
to center; Howard flied to left; Wall threw a wild pitch [Dye to
second]; Macfarlane singled to center [Dye scored]; Offerman
singled to second [Macfarlane to second]; MAGNANTE REPLACED WALL
(PITCHING); Goodwin grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Royals 5.

ASTROS 7TH: Bell flied to left; Berry was called out on strikes;
Ausmus grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Royals 5.

ROYALS 7TH: Bell singled to third; Bell stole second; King
singled to right [Bell to third]; Davis popped to first; MINOR
REPLACED MAGNANTE (PITCHING); Damon reached on a fielder's
choice [Bell out at home (first to catcher to third), King to
second]; Dye walked [King to third, Damon to second]; Minor
threw a wild pitch [King scored, Damon to third, Dye to second];
Howard struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Royals 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Bogar popped to first; Listach tripled to right;
Biggio out on a sacrifice fly to center [Listach scored]; Spiers
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Royals 6.

ROYALS 8TH: Macfarlane lined to third; Offerman grounded out
(first to pitcher); Goodwin singled to center; Bell struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Royals 6.

ASTROS 9TH: MONTGOMERY REPLACED PITTSLEY (PITCHING); Bagwell was
called out on strikes; Gonzalez flied to right; Bell grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2,
Royals 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   8   0    3
 Royals           6  11   0    9


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