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Tampa Bay loses to Royals 9-5 on game-ending grand slam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Good thing Brad Boxberger had already gotten his All-Star nod from Royals manager Ned Yost.

The Rays closer was summoned in the ninth inning of a tie game Tuesday, promptly loaded the bases, and then served up Paulo Orlando's first career grand slam to give Kansas City a 9-5 win over Tampa Bay in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

The flop came less than 24 hours after Yost, who will serve as the AL manager in Cincinnati, picked Boxberger as one of the relievers to fill out his pitching staff.

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Leaders
AVG: L. Forsythe.281
HR: S. Souza Jr.15
RBI: E. Longoria35
SB: S. Souza Jr.10
W: C. Archer9
ERA: C. Archer2.18
Saves: B. Boxberger20
K: C. Archer141
AL East
TeamWLPctGB
NY Yankees 4438.537-
Baltimore 4340.5181.5
Tampa Bay 4342.5062.5
Toronto 4342.5062.5
Boston 4045.4715.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .241 (26)
Runs: 306 (25)
Hits: 673 (26)
Home Runs: 72 (17)
Stolen Bases: 60 (5)
OBP: .305 (22)
SLG: .377 (24)
Total Bases: 1056 (25)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.40 (7)
Runs Allowed: 304 (7)
Saves: 34 (1)
Strikeouts: 710 (3)
OpBA: .232 (1)
OBP: .299 (7)
SLG: .365 (4)
Run Support: 3.64 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/7 M. Andriese Called Up from Minors (recalled as 26th roster player)
7/7 P. Guilmet Designated for Assignment
7/7 J. Jaso Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
7/7 J. Jaso Removed From 60-Day DL (Left wrist contusion)
7/7 S. Souza Jr. Placed on 15-Day DL (Right pinkie finger laceration)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/10 A. Bellatti Right shoulder tendinitis (on 15-day DL)
6/6 J. Odorizzi Strained left oblique (on 15-day DL)
5/31 T. Beckham off 15-day DL
5/25 J. Loney off 15-day DL
5/24 S. Souza Jr. Left game - left wrist sprain (day-to-day)
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