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Floyd fine in loss
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Royals 2, White Sox 0
Gavin Floyd struck out nine and walked two in his first start. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Starter Gavin Floyd kept pace with his opposition, Zack Greinke, striking out nine over seven frames, but he surrendered two runs, which were more than enough for the Royals righty. The White Sox offense managed just three singles in the game.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (1-1)
Won 1
Kansas City 2, Chi White Sox 0   CWS
Chi White Sox (1-1)
Lost 1
April 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
Standings thru 4/8/09  |  Recap: KC | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  White Sox stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .250
DeJesus, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .111
Teahen, 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .429
Guillen, J, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125
  Bloomquist, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jacobs, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000
Butler, B, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
Gordon, A, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .286
Olivo, C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .250
Aviles, SS 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 .333
Totals 32 2 6 2 2 13 10  

BATTING
2B: Aviles (1, Floyd), Crisp (1, Floyd).
TB: Teahen 2; Aviles 3; Crisp 2; Gordon, A.
RBI: Crisp (1), Teahen (1).
2-out RBI: Crisp; Teahen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeJesus; Olivo 2.
SAC: Crisp.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Aviles-Teahen-Jacobs).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Wise, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Getz, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Quentin, LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000
Thome, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .429
Dye, RF 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 .500
Konerko, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167
Pierzynski, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Fields, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .400
Totals 28 0 3 0 3 8 12  

BATTING
TB: Pierzynski; Dye 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierzynski; Ramirez, Al.
GIDP: Konerko.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Fields (1, 2nd base by Greinke/Olivo).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Greinke (W, 1-0) 6.0 3 0 0 3 7 0 0.00
Cruz, J (H, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Soria (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd (L, 0-1) 7.0 6 2 2 2 9 0 2.57
Thornton 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Linebrink 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00

Greinke pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Floyd.
HBP: Quentin (by Greinke).
Pitches-strikes: Greinke 95-57, Cruz, J 21-16, Soria 13-7, Floyd 96-56, Thornton 10-6, Linebrink 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Greinke 6-0, Cruz, J 2-2, Soria 1-1, Floyd 8-3, Thornton 2-0, Linebrink 0-0.
Batters faced: Greinke 23, Cruz, J 6, Soria 3, Floyd 29, Thornton 3, Linebrink 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Cruz, J 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Hohn. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 51 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:24.
Att: 22,817.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
April 8, 2009
April 8, 2009

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