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Orioles return home to face Royals

Jun 30, 2008 - 12:53 PM Kansas City (37-45) at Baltimore (41-39) 7:05 p.m. EDT

BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- The Baltimore Orioles return home after a nine-game road trip Monday when they open a four-game series with the Kansas City Royals.

Baltimore went just 4-5 on its trip, which did feature a rare series win at the Chicago Cubs. However, the Orioles dropped two out of three to the Washington Nationals over the weekend.

Brian Burres (6-5, 5.29 ERA) will take the mound for the Orioles, who have won six of their last seven home games.

The lefthander missed his last start because of a stomach illness but Burres has won his last two outings. He allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings to get the victory against Houston on June 19. Burres last appeared on Thursday, giving up one run in one inning of relief.

Kansas City will counter with Zack Greinke (7-4, 3.40), who hopes to win his third straight start.

The righthander gave up three runs over six innings, striking out a season-high 10 in the Royals' 7-3 victory over Colorado last Tuesday. Greinke is 0-2 with a 10.64 ERA in his career against Baltimore.

Both teams enjoyed success against interleague play, which wrapped up Sunday, as Baltimore went 11-7 and Kansas City went 13-5 against the National League.








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    FINAL 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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    KANSAS CITY 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1
    BALTIMORE 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
    10 11 R H E
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    KANSAS CITY 0 1 6 14 0
    BALTIMORE 0 0 5 10 1 (FINAL 11)

    BATTERIES: KAN

    Jun 30 11:19 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE GUILLEN SCORED MIKE AVILES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J GUILLEN ON FIRST, A GORDON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 6
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 11TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: E GERMAN (.171, 0 HR, 6 RBI)

    Royals 6, Orioles 5  Top 11, 0 OutsJun 30 11:10 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 51 roots (Extra Innings)

    Royals 5, Orioles 5  Top 10, 0 OutsJun 30 10:49 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MIGUEL OLIVO (9) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 9TH OFF GEORGE SHERRILL.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 5, BALTIMORE 5
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: B BUTLER (.272, 3-FOR-4)

    Royals 5, Orioles 5  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 30 10:37 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 37 roots (Close Finish)

    Royals 5, Orioles 5  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 30 10:37 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 37 roots (Close Finish)

    Royals 4, Orioles 5  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 30 9:57 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    BALK BY DENNIS SARFATE ALLOWED JOSE GUILLEN TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B BUTLER ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 4
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: R GLOAD (.265, 1-FOR-3)

    Royals 4, Orioles 5  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 30 9:52 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE AVILES SCORED JOHN BUCK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M AVILES ON FIRST, J GATHRIGHT ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 3
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M GRUDZIELANEK (.310, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Royals 3, Orioles 5  Top 6, 0 OutsJun 30 9:30 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOHN BUCK SCORED ROSS GLOAD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BUCK ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 2
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: J GATHRIGHT (.245, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Royals 2, Orioles 5  Top 6, 0 OutsJun 30 9:26 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN MILLAR SCORED AUBREY HUFF.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, K MILLAR ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1
    BALTIMORE 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: L SCOTT (.279, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Royals 1, Orioles 5  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 30 9:13 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY AUBREY HUFF SCORED NICK MARKAKIS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, A HUFF ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1
    BALTIMORE 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: K MILLAR (.239, 0-FOR-2)

    Royals 1, Orioles 4  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 30 9:12 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY NICK MARKAKIS SCORED ALEX CINTRON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, N MARKAKIS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1
    BALTIMORE 3 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.273, 0-FOR-2)

    Royals 1, Orioles 3  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 30 9:10 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY ALEX CINTRON SCORED ADAM JONES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A CINTRON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1
    BALTIMORE 2 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.294, 1-FOR-2)

    Royals 1, Orioles 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 30 9:06 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RAMON HERNANDEZ (7) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF ZACK GREINKE.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1, BALTIMORE 1
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A JONES (.273, 4 HR, 29 RBI)

    Royals 1, Orioles 1  Bot 3, 0 OutsJun 30 8:21 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ALEX GORDON SCORED JOEY GATHRIGHT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A GORDON ON SECOND, M GRUDZIELANEK ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1
    BALTIMORE 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: J GUILLEN (.279, 0-FOR-1)

    Royals 1, Orioles 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 30 8:15 PM