Kansas City Royals 3, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 59
Played on Friday, June 5, 1998 (N) at Astrodome

KC  A    1  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  2  -   3  6  1
HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  8  0
Kansas City Royals           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Damon cf                      4   0   0   0       0   1       3   1
Offerman 2b                   4   1   1   0       0   1       4   3
King 1b                       3   1   1   0       1   1      12   0
Palmer 3b                     4   1   2   1       0   1       0   1
Conine lf                     3   0   0   0       1   0       1   0
Dye rf                        4   0   0   0       0   1       2   0
Fasano c                      3   0   1   1       1   2       3   0
Rivera ss                     3   0   1   1       1   1       2   3
Belcher p                     2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Mack ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Montgomery p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Totals                       31   3   6   3       4   9      27  10

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Rivera-Offerman-King.
E: Offerman (8).

BATTING - 
2B: Palmer (12,off Schourek); King (7,off Nitkowski).
SH: Belcher (1,off Schourek).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       4   0
Bell rf                       4   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Bagwell 1b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       3   0
Alou lf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Everett cf                    3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Spiers 3b                     4   0   1   0       0   0       1   2
Gutierrez ss                  3   0   2   0       1   1       3   1
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   0       0   0      10   0
Schourek p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Phillips ph                 1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Nitkowski p                 0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Henry p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Clark ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       32   0   8   0       2   3      27   3

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Gutierrez-Bagwell.

BATTING - 
SH: Schourek (3,off Belcher); Ausmus (1,off Belcher).
GDP: Alou (5,off Belcher).
Team LOB: 9.

PITCHING
Kansas City Royals           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Belcher W(5-6)                8     7   0   0   1   3   0  31
Montgomery SV(10)             1     1   0   0   1   0   0   5
Totals                        9     8   0   0   2   3   0  36


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Schourek L(2-4)               7     2   1   1   4   8   0  26
Nitkowski                     1     1   1   1   0   1   0   4
Henry                         1     3   1   1   0   0   0   6
Totals                        9     6   3   3   4   9   0  36

Nitkowski faced 1 batter in the 9th inning

Umpires: HP - Jerry Crawford, 1B - Bob Davidson, 2B - Brian Gorman, 3B - Tom Hallion
Time of Game: 2:36   Attendance: 27895


Starting Lineups:

   Kansas City Royals            Houston Astros           
1. Damon               cf        Biggio              2b
2. Offerman            2b        Bell                rf
3. King                1b        Bagwell             1b
4. Palmer              3b        Alou                lf
5. Conine              lf        Everett             cf
6. Dye                 rf        Spiers              3b
7. Fasano              c         Gutierrez           ss
8. Rivera              ss        Ausmus              c
9. Belcher             p         Schourek            p

ROYALS 1ST: Damon grounded out (first unassisted); Offerman
singled to shortstop; King flied to left; Palmer doubled to
first [Offerman scored]; Conine walked; Dye was called out on
strikes; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio singled to shortstop; Bell popped to second;
Bagwell popped to first; Alou lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Royals 1, Astros 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Fasano struck out; Rivera walked; Belcher out on a
sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Rivera to second]; Damon lined
to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Everett singled to center [Everett out at second
(center to second)]; Spiers grounded out (first unassisted);
Gutierrez struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Astros 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Offerman struck out; King struck out; Palmer struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: On a bunt Ausmus singled to third; Schourek popped
to first; Biggio grounded out (shortstop to first) [Ausmus to
second]; Bell reached on an error by Offerman [Ausmus to third];
Bagwell forced Bell (shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.
 Royals 1, Astros 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Conine flied to right; Dye lined to center; Fasano
walked; Rivera was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Royals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Alou struck out; Everett grounded out (second to
first); Spiers grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 1, Astros 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Belcher lined to left; Damon struck out; Offerman
popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Gutierrez singled to center; Ausmus lined to right;
Schourek out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Gutierrez to
second]; Biggio lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals
1, Astros 0.

ROYALS 6TH: King walked; Palmer forced King (third to second);
Conine lined into a double play (shortstop to first) [Palmer out
at first]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 6TH: Bell flied to center; Bagwell singled to shortstop;
Alou flied to right; Everett walked [Bagwell to second]; Spiers
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 1,
Astros 0.

ROYALS 7TH: Dye popped to third; Fasano struck out; Rivera
popped to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Gutierrez singled to center; Ausmus out on a
sacrifice bunt (first unassisted) [Gutierrez to second];
PHILLIPS BATTED FOR SCHOUREK; Phillips struck out; Biggio popped
to shortstop; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 1, Astros 0.

ROYALS 8TH: NITKOWSKI REPLACED PHILLIPS (PITCHING); Belcher
struck out; Damon popped to catcher; Offerman grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 8TH: Bell singled to center; Bagwell flied to left; Alou
grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Bell
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 1, Astros 0.

ROYALS 9TH: King doubled to first; HENRY REPLACED NITKOWSKI
(PITCHING); Palmer singled to center [King to third]; Conine
flied to left; Dye popped to shortstop; Fasano singled to center
[King scored, Palmer to second]; Rivera singled to center
[Palmer scored, Fasano to third, Rivera to second (on throw)];
MACK BATTED FOR BELCHER; Mack popped to second; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 3, Astros 0.

ASTROS 9TH: MONTGOMERY REPLACED MACK (PITCHING); On a bunt
Everett grounded out (pitcher to first); Spiers singled to
right; Gutierrez walked [Spiers to second]; Ausmus forced
Gutierrez (pitcher to shortstop) [Spiers to third]; CLARK BATTED
FOR HENRY; Clark grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Royals 3, Astros 0.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Royals           3   6   1    6
 Astros           0   8   0    9


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