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Rays aim for the fences
Devil Rays 8, Royals 2
James Shields struck out five, pitching through six scoreless innings. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
 Crawford's home run
The Rays were in home run heaven at Kauffman Stadium, belting six fence busters, including two by designated hitter Jonny Gomes and left fielder Carl Crawford, supporting James Shields' second big-league victory.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: June 11, 2006
TEX 4
BOS 5
F
TB
Tampa Bay (26-37)
Won 2
Tampa Bay 8, Kansas City 2   KC
Kansas City (16-45)
Lost 2
June 11, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1   8 17 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 10 0
Standings thru 6/11/06  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Royals Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, J, SS5111003.250
Crawford, LF5233000.304
Cantu, 2B5010010.329
Gomes, DH4332101.266
Huff, 3B4131101.195
  Perez, 3B0000000.173
Baldelli, CF5041000.438
Branyan, RF3000127.195
  Hollins, RF1000001.238
Paul, C5120014.295
Lee, 1B3000102.207
Totals4081784419 

BATTING
2B: Paul (5, Elarton), Gomes (11, Peralta), Baldelli (1, Peralta).
HR: Gomes 2 (17, 2nd inning off Elarton, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Gobble, 0 on, 1 out), Crawford 2 (8, 3rd inning off Elarton, 1 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Peralta, 0 on, 2 out), Huff (3, 4th inning off Elarton, 0 on, 0 out), Lugo, J (4, 6th inning off Gobble, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Lugo, J 4; Crawford 9; Cantu; Gomes 10; Huff 6; Baldelli 5; Paul 3.
RBI: Gomes 2 (44), Crawford 3 (31), Huff (12), Lugo, J (11), Baldelli (2).
2-out RBI: Crawford 3; Lugo, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lugo, J; Branyan 2; Paul 2.
GIDP: Lee.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Crawford (5, 2nd base by Elarton/Bako).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Lugo, J-Lee, Cantu-Lee).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF4010112.280
Grudzielanek, 2B4021022.304
Mientkiewicz, 1B4011004.284
Stairs, DH4000016.246
Teahen, 3B4020000.248
Brown, LF4000012.265
Costa, RF4010002.254
Berroa, SS4110002.254
Bako, C3120100.266
Totals3521022520 

BATTING
2B: Bako (2, Shields).
TB: DeJesus; Grudzielanek 2; Mientkiewicz; Teahen 2; Costa; Berroa; Bako 3.
RBI: Grudzielanek (13), Mientkiewicz (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stairs 3; Berroa; Mientkiewicz.
GIDP: Stairs; Costa.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mientkiewicz (2, 2nd base off Meadows/Paul).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: DeJesus (Baldelli at 2nd base).
DP: (Berroa-Mientkiewicz).
TP: (DeJesus-Elarton-Berroa-DeJesus).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields (W, 2-0)6.06001502.65
Meadows 1.03221005.79
Lugo, R 1.01000004.25
Walker 1.00000006.94
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Elarton (L, 1-8)4.28444135.24
Gobble 2.26220324.68
Peralta 1.23220015.00

Pitches-strikes: Shields 99-63, Meadows 27-16, Lugo, R 8-5, Walker 9-7, Elarton 99-60, Gobble 47-31, Peralta 26-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Shields 7-6, Meadows 3-0, Lugo, R 2-1, Walker 1-2, Elarton 0-12, Gobble 4-1, Peralta 2-3.
Batters faced: Shields 24, Meadows 7, Lugo, R 3, Walker 3, Elarton 23, Gobble 13, Peralta 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Gobble 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, R to L.
T: 2:57.
Att: 17,792.

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