Rangers 8, Royals 7
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 10 2
Texas 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 X 8 8 1
WP: I. Valdes (8-8) S: F. Cordero (12)
LP: J. Affeldt (6-6)
 Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Kansas City
-M. Sweeney homered to center, A. Berroa scored
Top 3rd: Kansas City
-C. Beltran tripled to deep right, M. Sweeney scored
Bot 5th: Texas
-M. Teixeira singled to right, M. Young scored, A. Rodriguez to second
-L. Nix homered to right, M. Teixeira and A. Rodriguez scored
Bot 6th: Texas
-R. Palmeiro doubled to right, E. Diaz and H. Blalock scored, A. Rodriguez to third
-M. Teixeira doubled to left, A. Rodriguez and R. Palmeiro scored
Top 9th: Kansas City
-A. Berroa hit sacrifice fly to right, K. Harvey scored, D. Brown to third
-J. Randa doubled to left center, D. Brown scored, J. Patterson to third
-M. Sweeney singled to right, J. Patterson and J. Randa scored
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
A. Berroa ss 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .290
J. Randa 3b 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 .281
M. Sweeney dh 4 2 3 4 1 0 1 .319
   D. Relaford pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
C. Beltran cf 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .301
   A. Guiel ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .276
R. Ibanez rf 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 .298
R. White lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .273
K. Harvey 1b 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .267
M. DiFelice c 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .251
   D. Brown ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .242
J. Matos 2b 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250
   J. Patterson ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214
 Totals 35 7 10 7 3 5 14  
 Batting
2B - J Randa (25, F Cordero).
3B - C Beltran (8, I Valdes).
HR - M Sweeney (14, 1st inning off I Valdes 1 on, 1 Out).
SF - A Berroa.
RBI - M Sweeney 4 (69), C Beltran (84), A Berroa (62), J Randa (52).
2-out RBI - C Beltran.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R White 1, R Ibanez 1, A Berroa 1.
GIDP - C Beltran, M Difelice.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - D Relaford (18, 2nd base off F Cordero/E Diaz).
 
 Fielding
E - P Abbott (1, coverage); A Berroa (21, ground ball).
 Texas
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Young 2b 5 1 1 0 0 2 1 .297
H. Blalock 3b 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .318
A. Rodriguez ss 1 2 0 0 4 0 1 .304
R. Palmeiro dh 5 1 1 2 0 2 5 .261
M. Teixeira 1b 4 1 2 3 1 0 1 .262
L. Nix rf 5 1 1 3 0 2 5 .262
S. Spencer lf 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .258
J. Jones rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .222
   R. Christenson cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183
E. Diaz c 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .256
 Totals 34 8 8 8 8 7 21  
 Batting
2B - M Young (29, P Abbott); S Spencer (16, J Affeldt); H Blalock (28, J Affeldt); R Palmeiro (19, J Affeldt); M Teixeira (25, J Affeldt).
HR - L Nix (6, 5th inning off J Affeldt 2 on, 2 Out).
RBI - M Teixeira 3 (72), L Nix 3 (23), R Palmeiro 2 (96).
2-out RBI - M Teixeira, L Nix 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Jones 2, E Diaz 1, L Nix 2.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
E - A Rodriguez (7, bobble).
DP - 2 (M Teixeira-A Rodriguez-M Teixeira, M Young-A Rodriguez-M Teixeira).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
P. Abbott 4.1 1 2 2 6 5 0 5.96
J. Affeldt (L, 6-6) 1.0 7 6 6 1 1 1 4.35
A. Levine 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.81
N. Field 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.79
 Texas
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
I. Valdes (W, 8-8) 5.0 6 3 3 2 2 1 6.10
R. Drese 3.0 2 3 2 1 1 0 9.12
F. Cordero (S, 12) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 3.08
IBB - A Rodriguez (by J Affeldt).
HBP - R White (by R Drese); K Harvey (by R Drese).
Pitches-strikes - P Abbott 103-58; J Affeldt 43-28; A Levine 28-18; N Field 16-7; I Valdes 80-51; R Drese 53-34; F Cordero 16-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - P Abbott 3-5; J Affeldt 1-1; A Levine 3-2; N Field 0-2; I Valdes 8-5; R Drese 5-3; F Cordero 0-1.
Batters faced - P Abbott 22; J Affeldt 10; A Levine 6; N Field 4; I Valdes 22; R Drese 14; F Cordero 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Marty Foster. 1B--Dan Iassogna. 2B--Rob Drake. 3B--Terry Craft.
Time: 3:04.
Attendance: 15,119.
Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, out to center.
Game Notes
THE DOUBLE BY KANSAS CITY'S JOE RANDA IN THE NINTH INNING EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 15 GAMES.

Updated on Tuesday, Sep 2, 2003 11:14 pm ET

 
 Top Performers
 Kansas City
M. Sweeney M. Sweeney
3-4, 1 HR
4 RBI
 Texas
M. Teixeira M. Teixeira
2-4
3 RBI