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Bats back Romero
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Blue Jays 9, Royals 3
Scott Rolen (left) and Lyle Overbay, who homered and drove in three, celebrate the win. (AP)
On the 20th anniversary of Rogers Centre opening, the Jays gave Ricky Romero -- who tossed seven impressive innings -- plenty of run support as Lyle Overbay, Adam Lind and Rod Barajas all homered and Vernon Wells added a pair of RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (23-31)
Lost 8
Toronto 9, Kansas City 3   TOR
Toronto (31-26)
Won 1
June 5, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0   3 5 3
Toronto
1 1 4 0 1 0 0 2 X   9 10 0
Standings thru 6/5/09  |  Recap: KC | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .224
Bloomquist, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .284
Butler, B, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .282
Guillen, J, RF 4 1 1 2 0 2 0 .255
Jacobs, DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .233
Callaspo, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .293
Teahen, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .271
Olivo, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .242
Pena, T, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .053
Totals 31 3 5 3 3 7 7  

BATTING
HR: Guillen, J (6, 7th inning off Romero, R, 1 on, 0 out), Jacobs (10, 7th inning off Romero, R, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Olivo; Guillen, J 4; Butler, B; Bloomquist; Jacobs 4.
RBI: Guillen, J 2 (25), Jacobs (26).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bloomquist.
GIDP: Butler, B, Crisp.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Guillen, J (2, fielding), Pena, T (2, throw), Teahen (4, throw).
DP: (Pena, T-Callaspo-Butler, B).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 .302
Hill, A, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .309
Rios, A, RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .266
Wells, V, CF 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 .257
Lind, LF 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 .316
Rolen, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .294
Overbay, 1B 3 1 2 3 1 1 0 .291
Millar, DH 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .260
Barajas, C 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 .288
Totals 35 9 10 9 3 6 13  

BATTING
2B: Scutaro 3 (18, Greinke, Greinke, Greinke), Rios, A (15, Greinke), Overbay (15, Greinke).
HR: Overbay (6, 2nd inning off Greinke, 0 on, 1 out), Lind (9, 5th inning off Greinke, 0 on, 1 out), Barajas (4, 8th inning off Cruz, J, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Barajas 4; Lind 5; Wells, V; Scutaro 6; Rios, A 2; Overbay 6.
RBI: Wells, V 2 (27), Overbay 3 (30), Rios, A (27), Lind (39), Barajas 2 (29).
2-out RBI: Wells, V; Overbay 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lind; Millar; Rios, A.
GIDP: Rios, A.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
PB: Barajas (4).
DP: 2 (Scutaro-Hill, A-Overbay 2).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Greinke (L, 8-2) 5.0 9 7 5 1 3 2 1.55
Ramirez, H 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.96
Cruz, J 1.0 1 2 2 1 2 1 4.56
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Romero, R (W, 3-2) 7.0 5 3 3 2 5 2 4.10
Frasor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.29
Downs, S 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.25

WP: Greinke, Romero, R.
Pitches-strikes: Greinke 101-61, Ramirez, H 23-13, Cruz, J 26-15, Romero, R 90-56, Frasor 9-6, Downs, S 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Greinke 2-6, Ramirez, H 3-1, Cruz, J 0-0, Romero, R 13-2, Frasor 0-2, Downs, S 1-0.
Batters faced: Greinke 26, Ramirez, H 7, Cruz, J 5, Romero, R 27, Frasor 3, Downs, S 4.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 59 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, R to L.
T: 2:27.
Att: 15,435.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
June 5, 2009
June 5, 2009

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