Kansas City Royals 7, Houston Astros 4
Regular Season Game 70
Played on Sunday, June 18, 2006 (D) at Minute Maid Park

KC  A    0  0  0    0  0  4    0  0  3  -   7  8  0
HOU N    0  0  0    0  1  1    2  0  0  -   4  8  0
Kansas City Royals           AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
German cf                     2   0   0   0       0   2       1   0
  DeJesus cf                  1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Grudzielanek 2b               4   1   1   1       0   0       0   2
Sanders rf                    4   1   1   2       0   1       2   0
Brown lf                      4   1   1   0       0   0       2   0
Graffanino 3b                 3   0   1   0       0   0       2   2
  Dessens p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gobble p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Stairs ph                   0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Burgos p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Mientkiewicz 1b               4   1   1   3       0   0      12   1
Berroa ss                     4   0   0   0       0   1       1   4
Buck c                        4   1   2   1       0   1       5   2
Duckworth p                   1   1   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Teahen 3b                   1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                       32   7   8   7       1   7      27  13

BATTING - 
2B: Duckworth (1,off Pettitte); Grudzielanek (13,off Pettitte); Brown (16,off
Qualls).
HR: Buck (4,6th inning off Pettitte 0 on 0 out); Sanders (9,6th inning off
Pettitte 1 on 1 out); Mientkiewicz (2,9th inning off Qualls 2 on 1 out).
SH: Duckworth (1,off Pettitte); German (3,off Pettitte).
GDP: Mientkiewicz (5,off Pettitte).
Team LOB: 1.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     5   1   1   0       0   1       1   2
Lamb 1b,3b                    5   0   0   1       0   1       8   1
Burke cf                      4   0   3   1       0   0       2   0
Berkman rf,1b                 3   1   1   0       1   1       7   0
Ensberg 3b                    3   0   0   0       1   0       0   4
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Wilson lf                     4   1   1   2       0   1       1   0
Ausmus c                      4   0   1   0       0   0       6   2
Everett ss                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   4
Pettitte p                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph,rf              1   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
Totals                       34   4   8   4       3   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Biggio-Everett-Lamb.

BATTING - 
2B: Burke 3 (11,off Duckworth 2,off Dessens); Ausmus (10,off Duckworth); Biggio
(24,off Dessens).
HR: Wilson (7,5th inning off Duckworth 0 on 0 out).
SH: Pettitte (4,off Duckworth).
IBB: Berkman (4,by Dessens).
Team LOB: 7.

PITCHING
Kansas City Royals           IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Duckworth                     5.2   6   2   2   1   3   1  24
Dessens                       1.1   2   2   2   2   0   0   8
Gobble W(2-1)                 1     0   0   0   0   0   0   3
Burgos SV(10)                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     8   4   4   3   4   1  38

WP: Duckworth (1).
IBB: Dessens (3,Berkman).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Pettitte                      7     6   4   4   0   5   2  26
Miller                        0.2   0   0   0   0   2   0   2
Qualls L(3-2)                 0.2   2   3   3   1   0   1   5
Wheeler                       0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Totals                        9     8   7   7   1   7   3  35


Umpires: HP - Phil Cuzzi, 1B - Brian O'Nora, 2B - Chuck Meriwether, 3B - Mike Muchlinski
Time of Game: 2:47   Attendance: 39867


Starting Lineups:

   Kansas City Royals            Houston Astros           
1. German              cf        Biggio              2b
2. Grudzielanek        2b        Lamb                1b
3. Sanders             rf        Burke               cf
4. Brown               lf        Berkman             rf
5. Graffanino          3b        Ensberg             3b
6. Mientkiewicz        1b        Wilson              lf
7. Berroa              ss        Ausmus              c
8. Buck                c         Everett             ss
9. Duckworth           p         Pettitte            p

ROYALS 1ST: German struck out; Grudzielanek lined to right;
Sanders flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Astros
0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio popped to shortstop; Lamb grounded out
(shortstop to first); Burke doubled to left; Berkman lined to
third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Astros 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Brown grounded out (second to first); Graffanino
singled to third; Mientkiewicz grounded into a double play
(second to shortstop to first) [Graffanino out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg grounded out (shortstop to first); Wilson
struck out; Ausmus flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 0, Astros 0.

ROYALS 3RD: Berroa grounded out (third to first); Buck singled
to center; Duckworth out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to second)
[Buck to second]; German struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Royals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Everett grounded out (third to first); Pettitte
grounded out (pitcher to first); Biggio grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Astros 0.

ROYALS 4TH: Grudzielanek lined to first; Sanders struck out;
Brown flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Lamb grounded out (first to pitcher); Burke doubled
to left; Berkman struck out; Ensberg grounded out (catcher to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 0, Astros 0.

ROYALS 5TH: Graffanino grounded out (third to first);
Mientkiewicz grounded out (third to first); Berroa struck out; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Wilson homered; Ausmus doubled to right; Everett
singled to left [Ausmus to third]; Pettitte out on a sacrifice
bunt (catcher to first) [Everett to second]; Biggio popped to
third; Lamb struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Royals 0, Astros
1.

ROYALS 6TH: Buck homered; Duckworth doubled to left; German out
on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [Duckworth to third];
Grudzielanek doubled to center [Duckworth scored]; Sanders
homered [Grudzielanek scored]; Brown flied to center; Graffanino
flied to left; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Burke popped to catcher; Berkman singled to right;
Ensberg walked [Berkman to second]; Duckworth threw a wild pitch
[Berkman to third, Ensberg to second]; Wilson grounded out
(third to first) [Berkman scored]; DESSENS REPLACED GRAFFANINO
(PITCHING); TEAHEN REPLACED DUCKWORTH (PLAYING 3B); Ausmus flied
to right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Royals 4, Astros 2.

ROYALS 7TH: Mientkiewicz flied to right; Berroa grounded out
(shortstop to first); Buck struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Royals 4, Astros 2.

ASTROS 7TH: DEJESUS REPLACED GERMAN (PLAYING CF); Everett
grounded out (third to first); PALMEIRO BATTED FOR PETTITTE;
Palmeiro walked; Biggio doubled to left [Palmeiro to third];
Lamb grounded out (second to first) [Palmeiro scored, Biggio to
third]; Burke doubled to left [Biggio scored]; Berkman was
walked intentionally; Ensberg flied to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Royals 4, Astros 4.

ROYALS 8TH: LAMB CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING 3B); BERKMAN CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING 1B); MILLER REPLACED ENSBERG (PITCHING);
PALMEIRO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Teahen struck out (catcher
to first); DeJesus was called out on strikes; QUALLS REPLACED
MILLER (PITCHING); Grudzielanek grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Astros 4.

ASTROS 8TH: GOBBLE REPLACED DESSENS (PITCHING); Wilson grounded
out (shortstop to first); Ausmus grounded out (second to first);
Everett flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 4, Astros
4.

ROYALS 9TH: Sanders grounded out (third to first); Brown doubled
to center; STAIRS BATTED FOR GOBBLE; Stairs walked; Mientkiewicz
homered [Brown scored, Stairs scored]; WHEELER REPLACED QUALLS
(PITCHING); Berroa flied to right; Buck grounded out (shortstop
to first); 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Royals 7, Astros 4.

ASTROS 9TH: BURGOS REPLACED STAIRS (PITCHING); Palmeiro flied to
left; Biggio struck out; Lamb flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Royals 7, Astros 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Royals           7   8   0    1
 Astros           4   8   0    7


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