June 15, 2008 - Arizona Diamondbacks Box Score

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Royals
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5 0 1 0 1 0
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14
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Diamondbacks 0 0 0 0 2
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Kansas City
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG   Arizona
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
DeJesus
CF-LF
5
2
3
5
0
1
.304
  Drew
SS
4
0
0
0
0
1
.266
Aviles
SS-2B
5
0
1
0
0
2
.341
  Upton
RF
4
0
0
0
0
2
.248
Gordon
3B
3
1
0
0
2
1
.269
  Hudson
2B
4
0
0
0
0
4
.292
Guillen
LF
5
1
2
1
0
1
.288
  Jackson
1B
4
0
0
0
0
0
.305
  Gathright CF
0
0
0
0
0
0
.243
  Reynolds
3B
3
2
2
0
1
2
.256
Grudzielanek
2B
5
1
3
0
0
0
.305
  Young
CF
4
1
1
1
0
0
.229
  1-Pena PR-SS
0
0
0
0
0
0
.154
  Salazar
LF
3
0
0
1
0
2
.232
Teahen
RF
5
0
2
0
0
0
.252
    Slaten P
0
0
1
0
0
0
.000
Buck
C
3
1
1
0
1
1
.253
  Snyder
C
3
0
0
0
0
0
.244
Gload
1B
4
1
1
0
1
0
.245
  Owings
P
2
0
0
0
0
1
.261
Meche
P
4
1
1
1
0
1
.250
    Cruz P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  Ramirez P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
    Rosales P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
  a-German PH
1
0
0
0
0
0
.161
    Romero LF
1
0
1
0
0
0
.241
  Fulchino P
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
                   
Totals

40
8
14
7
4
7


Totals

32
3
5
2
1
12
 
     
a-Flied out for Ramirez in the 9th.
1-Ran for Grudzielanek in the 8th.
   
     
BATTING
2B: Guillen (25, Owings), DeJesus (8, Cruz), Teahen (10, Rosales), Buck (11, Slaten).
HR: DeJesus (7, 4th inning off Owings, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: DeJesus 7; Aviles, M; Guillen 3; Grudzielanek 3; Teahen 3; Buck 2; Gload; Meche.
RBI: Meche (1), DeJesus 5 (33), Guillen (53).
2-out RBI: Meche; DeJesus 4; Guillen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grudzielanek; Gordon 2; Meche 2; Teahen.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Gordon (7, throw).
  BATTING
2B: Salazar (4, Meche).
3B: Reynolds (2, Meche).
TB: Jackson 2; Reynolds 3; Salazar 2; Romero.
RBI: Salazar (9), Young (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Owings; Young.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
PB: Snyder (4).
DP: (Hudson-Drew).
Kansas City
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA   Arizona
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Meche (W, 4-8)
7.1
4
3
3
1
10
0
5.12
  Owings (L, 6-5)
5.1
8
7
7
2
4
1
5.18
Ramirez
0.2
0
0
0
0
0
0
3.31
  Cruz
0.2
1
0
0
0
1
0
2.77
Fulchino
1.0
1
0
0
0
2
0
6.00
  Rosales
1.2
4
1
1
2
2
0
5.40
                    Slaten
1.1
1
0
0
0
0
0
3.63
     

WP: Owings.
IBB: Gload (by Rosales).
HBP: Buck (by Owings).
Pitches-strikes: Meche 115-73, Ramirez 3-2, Fulchino 22-14, Owings 98-62, Cruz 13-9, Rosales 43-27, Slaten 8-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Meche 5-7, Ramirez 1-1, Fulchino 0-1, Owings 6-6, Cruz 0-1, Rosales 1-2, Slaten 0-3.
Batters faced: Meche 27, Ramirez 2, Fulchino 4, Owings 27, Cruz 3, Rosales 11, Slaten 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez 1-0, Cruz 2-1, Slaten 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 77 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:53.
Att: 39,125.

 

Game Recap

PHOENIX (AP) -- With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, David DeJesus was looking for a fastball from Micah Owings.

He delivered one and DeJesus hit it into Chase Field's pool area for his first career grand slam, lifting the Kansas City Royals to an 8-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. DeJesus also doubled and singled and had a career-high five RBIs.

"He threw a changeup down for the first pitch, and then I was just ready if I saw a fastball," said DeJesus, who hit his seventh homer and his second in as many days. "And I was able to get a good swing on it and it went out."

DeJesus raised his average to .304 as the Royals, last in the AL Central, took two of three from the NL West-leading Diamondbacks. Kansas City banged out 31 hits in winning the last two games by a combined score of 20-6.

"It's a big deal for us right now with what we've been through this season, some of the ups and the downs," Kansas City manager Trey Hillman said. "Hopefully, this is the start of a long upswing for us."

For a change, the Royals provided plenty of support for Gil Meche, who went 7 1/3 innings for his first victory since May 15, a span of six starts. He allowed three runs on four hits, striking out a season-high 10 and walking one.

Meche (4-8) isn't a big strikeout pitcher -- he's reached double digits only twice before in his career -- but he preyed on the free-swinging Diamondbacks, who have the third-most strikeouts in the major leagues.

"They're an aggressive team, a lot of young guys," Meche said. "Going into the game, I knew they would be hacking and I just tried to use that to my advantage."

Meche, in the second year of a five-year, $55 million contract, got off to a fast start. He struck out the side in the first and retired the first 12 men he faced before giving up a clean single to Conor Jackson leading off the fifth.

By then, Meche was protecting a six-run lead, thanks in part to his efforts at the plate.

The Royals went ahead 1-0 in the first when DeJesus led off with a single, moved up on a walk and a groundout and scored on a wild pitch by Owings.

Kansas City broke it open with five runs in the fourth. The Royals loaded the bases on a double by Jose Guillen, a single by Mark Grudzielanek and a hit batsman, John Buck.

With two out, Meche bounced a single off Owings' glove to score Guillen and make it 2-0. It was Meche's third hit in 19 career at-bats (.158) and his second career RBI.

"The biggest thing that I'm pretty pleased with is just getting Dave to the plate for that grand slam," Meche said.

Meche's scratch hit set the stage for DeJesus, who entered the game hitting .357 (15-for-42) with runners in scoring position, 10th in the AL.

He hit a 1-0 pitch from Owings 409 feet to break the game open.

"He got a pitch and hammered it," Meche said. "He had a good day."

Arizona pulled within 6-2 in the fifth on a throwing error by third baseman Alex Gordon and a double by Jeff Salazar, but the Royals got a run back in the sixth on DeJesus' RBI double to right field.

Owings (6-5) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing a season-high seven runs and eight hits. He won his first four starts but is 2-5 since, and has allowed 21 earned runs in 19 innings over his last four starts.

"For the most part, I'm kind of scratching my head," Owings said. "The stuff's felt better today than it has been in a while. I take full responsibility today for the loss."

Despite the loss, the Diamondbacks remained 5½ games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who dropped their fifth straight at Detroit. Arizona has gone 17-24 since May 2 but has picked up 1½ games on the rest of the NL West.

"It's a silver lining, but we have to take care of our own business," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. "The fact that our division isn't playing great is nice at this point, but you can't concentrate on that. You can't continue to hope that other teams struggle so you have a chance. Ultimately, we're going to have to play better."

Game Notes

Kansas City LHP John Bale, on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, and RHP Leo Nunez, out with a strained right lat, were expected to report to the Royals' spring training complex in Surprise, Ariz., for rehab stints. ... Arizona LF Eric Byrnes, on the disabled list with two injured hamstrings, could go on a minor league rehab assignment this week. Byrnes is likely to rejoin the club by the June 23-25 visit to Boston, Melvin said. ... Arizona RHP Leo Rosales, recalled from Triple-A Tucson before the game, made his major league debut. He gave up one run and four hits in 1 2/3 innings.