Houston’s Cuellar Takes Over Rubber Game To Claim Series in Kansas City

June 14: Kansas City 5, Houston 3

The game turned for Kansas City in the bottom of the fourth when Darrell Porter took a walk and singles were laced by Hal McRae, Frank White, Willie Wilson, John Mayberry, and George Brett.

White had his first three-hit game of the year and first game with two extra-base hits. Both of White’s doubles were followed by an Alcides Escobar RBI single.

                  R  H BB
HOU 000 210 000 - 3  8  4
KC  010 301 00x - 5 10  4

HR: none

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
N. Ryan     7.0  5  5  0  4  4  
M. Gubicza  7.0  3  3  0  4  4 

HOU 28-36, KC 32-32

June 15: Houston 6, Kansas City 3

Danny Jackson was strong for five innings but things fell apart in the sixth. The game turned when Craig Biggio took a walk and singles were laced by Jeff Bagwell, Moises Alou, Cesar Cedeno, and Lance Berkman, and Bob Watson delivered the kill shot with a three-run dinger.

John Mayberry continues to be the most productive Royals batter and had three hits with a dong.

                  R  H BB
HOU 100 005 000 - 6 11  2
KC  100 020 00x - 3  8  2

HR: B. Watson (10), J. Mayberry (10)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
M. Scott    7.0  3  3  1  2  6  
D. Jackson  5.1  5  5  1  1  2 

HOU 29-36, KC 32-33

cuellar_mike_07June 16: Houston 6, Kansas City 0

Mike Cuellar was cookin’ for 8.1 innings had had KC on the ropes to knock out his first shutout. He had allowed just three hits to that point, but wavered in the ninth with hits given up to George Brett and Willie Wilson, and then a plunking of John Mayberry to load the bases. Billy Wagner came in and stranded all three Royals to preserve a team shutout for Houston. It was the deepest Cuellar has gone into a start this season and the second start in which he gave up no runs.

Willie Wilson claimed three of KC’s five hits and Bob Watson pounded two doubles for Houston.

                  R H BB
HOU 000 200 130 - 6 8  4
KC  000 000 000 - 0 5  4

HR: none

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
M. Cuellar  8.1  0  0  0  4  7  
K. Appier   7.0  3  3  0  2  7 

HOU 30-36, KC 32-34
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