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W 3-2
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TB 5 - 9 KC
TB 5 - 9 KC
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Orlando's grand slam in 9th gives Royals 9-5 win over Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Paulo Orlando hit his first career grand slam in the ninth inning off All-Star closer Brad Boxberger to give the Kansas City Royals a 9-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday.

Boxberger (4-5), added to the AL roster by Royals manager Ned Yost on Monday, gave up one-out singles to Eric Hosmer and Alex Rios before walking Omar Infante to load the bases.

Orlando followed by hitting his second career home run into the bullpen in left field.

AVG: L. Cain.305
HR: S. Perez13
RBI: K. Morales52
SB: L. Cain16
W: E. Volquez8
ERA: E. Volquez3.48
Saves: G. Holland16
K: E. Volquez73
AL Central
Kansas City 4733.588-
Minnesota 4439.5304.5
Detroit 4240.5126
Cleveland 3844.46310
Chi White Sox 3743.46310
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .268 (2)
Runs: 331 (18)
Hits: 720 (11)
Home Runs: 58 (28)
Stolen Bases: 46 (13)
OBP: .318 (12)
SLG: .399 (14)
Total Bases: 1072 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.52 (8)
Runs Allowed: 285 (3)
Saves: 25 (10)
Strikeouts: 533 (28)
OpBA: .240 (6)
OBP: .303 (9)
SLG: .377 (9)
Run Support: 4.26 (12)
Date Player Transactions
7/6 C. Cuthbert Called Up from Minors
7/6 J. Frasor Designated for Assignment
7/6 M. Moustakas Placed on Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List
7/6 P. Orlando Called Up from Minors
7/3 D. Coleman Purchased From Minors
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Date Player Status
6/24 L. Cain Hamstring (day-to-day)
6/13 Y. Ventura Ulnar neuritis (on 15-day DL)
6/9 J. Vargas Left flexor strain (on 15-day DL)
5/19 G. Holland Stiff neck (day-to-day)
5/17 D. Duffy off 15-day DL
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