Kansas City 6, Texas 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(53-67)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 6 10 0
Texas 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
WP: R. Braun (1-0)
LP: W. Eyre (4-6)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Kansas City
- B. Butler grounded out to third, D. DeJesus scored, M. Grudzielanek to third
Bot 1st: Texas
- F. Catalanotto homered to deep right
Bot 5th: Texas
- I. Kinsler singled to right, J. Saltalamacchia scored, D. Murphy to second
Top 7th: Kansas City
- A. Gordon homered to deep right
Top 8th: Kansas City
- M. Teahen reached on fielder's choice, M. Grudzielanek scored, B. Butler to second
- J. Buck doubled to deep right center, M. Teahen, A. Gordon and B. Butler scored
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
E. German 3b 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 .280
D. DeJesus cf 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 .272
M. Grudzielanek 2b 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 .302
B. Butler dh 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 .308
M. Teahen rf 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 .285
E. Brown lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .226
    J. Gathright ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .336
A. Gordon 1b 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 .245
J. Buck c 4 0 2 3 0 1 1 .233
T. Pena Jr. ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .269
 Totals 36 6 10 6 5 3 11  
 Batting
2B - M Grudzielanek (25, J Rheinecker); J Buck (17, W Eyre).
HR - A Gordon (11, 7th inning off J Rheinecker 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - B Butler (35), A Gordon (41), M Teahen (51), J Buck 3 (43).
2-out RBI - J Buck 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E German 1, T Pena Jr 1, M Teahen 3.
GIDP - J Buck, E Brown.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
DP - 1 (T Pena Jr-M Grudzielanek-A Gordon).
 Texas
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
F. Catalanotto lf 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .249
I. Kinsler 2b 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .258
M. Young ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .304
S. Sosa dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .243
M. Byrd cf 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 .321
B. Wilkerson 1b 4 0 0 0 0 4 2 .229
A. Melhuse 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .220
J. Saltalamacchia c 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .189
D. Murphy rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .462
 Totals 35 2 9 2 1 9 16  
 Batting
HR - F Catalanotto (9, 1st inning off L Nunez 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - F Catalanotto (35), I Kinsler (43).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Byrd 2, S Sosa 1.
GIDP - A Melhuse.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
DP - 2 (I Kinsler-M Young-B Wilkerson, M Young-I Kinsler-B Wilkerson).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
L. Nunez 3.0 4 1 1 1 3 1 1.96
J. Bale 1.1 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.77
R. Braun (W, 1-0) 2.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 6.84
Z. Greinke 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.54
J. Soria 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.08
 Texas
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Rheinecker 7.1 6 2 2 3 2 1 5.82
W. Eyre (L, 4-6) 0.2 3 4 4 1 0 0 5.16
W. Littleton 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.28
A.J. Murray 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.50
WP - J Rheinecker.
IBB - B Butler (by J Rheinecker), A Gordon (by W Eyre).
Pitches-strikes - L Nunez 67-41; J Bale 19-15; R Braun 33-22; Z Greinke 15-9; J Soria 12-8; J Rheinecker 89-60; W Eyre 16-10; W Littleton 21-15; A Murray 3-2.
Ground balls-fly balls - L Nunez 4-2; J Bale 2-0; R Braun 2-4; Z Greinke 1-0; J Soria 2-1; J Rheinecker 15-5; W Eyre 2-1; W Littleton 0-1; A Murray 1-0.
Batters faced - L Nunez 14; J Bale 6; R Braun 10; Z Greinke 3; J Soria 3; J Rheinecker 29; W Eyre 7; W Littleton 4; A Murray 1.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Wally Bell. 1B--Laz Diaz. 2B--Bill Welke. 3B--John Hirschbeck.
Time: 3:21. (Plus rain delay totaling 22 minutes in the 4th).
Attendance: 22,674.
Weather: 91 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, in from left.
Game Notes
TEXAS LEFT FIELDER FRANK CATALANOTTO LED OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING WITH A HOME RUN.
KANSAS CITY PITCHER LEO NUNEZ LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH INNING WITH AN UNDISCLOSED INJURY.
KANSAS CITY PITCHER LEO NUNEZ LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH INNING WITH AN APPARENT RIGHT LEG INJURY.
KANSAS CITY PITCHER LEO NUNEZ LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH INNING DUE TO A TORN CALLOUS ON HIS RIGHT THUMB.

Updated on Thursday, Aug 16, 2007 11:59 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
J. Buck J. Buck
2-4
3 RBI
 Texas
F. Catalanotto F. Catalanotto
1-3, 1 HR
1 RBI