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Gomes strong in defeat
Royals 12, Devil Rays 4
Left-hander Scott Kazmir threw 105 pitches in his five-plus innings of work. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
 Gomes' homer
Scott Kazmir struggled in the finale Sunday, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits in five-plus innings to take the loss. Jonny Gomes had a huge day leading the offense, going 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 08, 2007
TB
Tampa Bay (34-53)
Lost 2
Kansas City 12, Tampa Bay 4   KC
Kansas City (38-50)
Won 2
July 8, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0   4 8 1
Kansas City
0 0 2 0 1 3 0 6 X   12 14 0
Standings thru 7/8/07  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Royals Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 3B5000020.292
Harris, SS3000210.310
Young, CF5010032.278
Pena, 1B4110012.287
Wigginton, DH3210100.269
Gomes, RF4143000.278
Wilson, 2B4010014.215
Navarro, C1001101.177
  a-Crawford, PH-LF1000001.285
Mohr, LF3000013.125
  Casanova, C1000010.268
Totals3448441013 

a-Flied out for Navarro in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gomes 2 (10, De La Rosa, Greinke), Wilson (5, De La Rosa), Pena (14, Greinke), Wigginton (18, Greinke).
HR: Gomes (8, 6th inning off De La Rosa, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Young; Pena 2; Wigginton 2; Gomes 9; Wilson 2.
RBI: Navarro (13), Gomes 3 (22).
2-out RBI: Gomes.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mohr 3; Navarro; Crawford.
SF: Navarro.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Harris (10, fielding).
PB: Casanova (3).
DP: (Wilson-Harris-Pena).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF6221002.285
Grudzielanek, 2B5131002.278
Butler, DH3110222.286
Brown, LF4122103.227
Teahen, RF4110125.282
German, 3B2100202.279
  Gload, 1B1112000.252
Gordon, 1B-3B5212003.232
LaRue, C3100211.188
Pena, SS5134003.281
Totals381214128523 

BATTING
2B: Pena 3 (15, Kazmir, Hammel, Fossum), DeJesus (20, Kazmir), Grudzielanek (18, Stokes), Gload (7, Fossum), Gordon (15, Fossum).
TB: DeJesus 3; Grudzielanek 4; Butler; Brown 2; Teahen; Gload 2; Gordon 2; Pena 6.
RBI: DeJesus (33), Grudzielanek (28), Brown 2 (35), Pena 4 (27), Gload 2 (22), Gordon 2 (28).
2-out RBI: Brown; Pena.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teahen 3; Butler; Pena 2; DeJesus.
GIDP: Gordon.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Brown (8, 2nd base off Hammel/Navarro), German (6, 2nd base off Kazmir/Navarro).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (L, 5-6)5.07543404.41
Hammel 1.11113106.48
Switzer 0.100000027.00
Jackson 0.10001007.23
Stokes 0.12331006.69
Fossum 0.24330007.52
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
De La Rosa (W, 7-9)5.25223715.16
Riske (H, 9)1.10000102.21
Greinke 1.03220104.63
Dotel 1.00001103.50

Kazmir pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Kazmir 2, De La Rosa.
IBB: Butler (by Stokes).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 105-61, Hammel 27-11, Switzer 4-2, Jackson 11-6, Stokes 12-4, Fossum 15-10, De La Rosa 97-58, Riske 13-9, Greinke 15-12, Dotel 17-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kazmir 8-3, Hammel 2-1, Switzer 0-1, Jackson 1-0, Stokes 1-0, Fossum 1-1, De La Rosa 4-6, Riske 1-2, Greinke 0-2, Dotel 2-0.
Batters faced: Kazmir 25, Hammel 8, Switzer 1, Jackson 2, Stokes 4, Fossum 6, De La Rosa 25, Riske 4, Greinke 6, Dotel 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Hammel 2-2, Switzer 2-0, Jackson 2-0, Fossum 2-2, Riske 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 3:21.
Att: 14,726.

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