Texas 9, Kansas City 8
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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 1 8 12 1
Texas 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 X 9 13 0
WP: J. Rheinecker (2-1) S: C.J. Wilson (11)
LP: L. Nunez (2-3)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Kansas City
- M. Sweeney doubled to center, M. Grudzielanek scored
Bot 1st: Texas
- I. Kinsler doubled to deep left, F. Catalanotto scored
- J. Botts doubled to deep left, I. Kinsler scored
- B. Wilkerson homered to deep left center, J. Botts scored
- J. Saltalamacchia homered to deep right center
Bot 2nd: Texas
- I. Kinsler singled to center, R. Vazquez scored
Top 4th: Kansas City
- J. Smith homered to deep right, M. Sweeney and M. Teahen scored
Top 5th: Kansas City
- M. Teahen singled to right, R. Gload scored, M. Sweeney to third, M. Teahen to second advancing on throw
- J. Smith hit sacrifice fly to deep right center, M. Sweeney scored, M. Teahen to third
Bot 7th: Texas
- I. Kinsler stole thirdM. Young to second, I. Kinsler scored on J. LaRue's throwing error
- J. Botts singled to center, M. Young scored
Top 8th: Kansas City
- M. Grudzielanek singled to left center, S. Costa scored, D. DeJesus to third
Bot 8th: Texas
- M. Byrd hit sacrifice fly to deep center, D. Murphy scored
Top 9th: Kansas City
- E. German singled to center, E. Brown scored, B. Butler to second
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. DeJesus cf 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 .268
M. Grudzielanek 2b 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 .305
R. Gload 1b 4 1 0 0 1 1 3 .300
    J. Buck c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
M. Sweeney dh 5 2 3 1 0 0 2 .259
M. Teahen rf 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 .290
A. Gordon 3b-1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .250
    E. Brown ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .245
J. Smith ss 3 1 1 4 0 2 0 .200
    B. Butler ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .305
    J. Huber pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Gathright lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .320
    E. German ph-3b 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 .265
J. LaRue c 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .145
    S. Costa ph-lf 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .236
    T. Pena Jr. ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .258
 Totals 37 8 12 8 6 9 20  
 Batting
2B - M Grudzielanek (29, K Millwood); M Sweeney 2 (13, K Millwood 2); J Gathright (7, K Millwood).
HR - J Smith (5, 4th inning off K Millwood 2 on, 2 Out).
SF - J Smith.
RBI - M Sweeney (32), J Smith 4 (14), M Teahen (54), M Grudzielanek (45), E German (34).
2-out RBI - M Sweeney, J Smith 3, E German.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Sweeney 2, M Grudzielanek 2, J Gathright 1, T Pena Jr 1, M Teahen 1.
GIDP - R Gload.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
E - J LaRue (4, throw).
DP - 2 (B Buckner-J Smith-R Gload, R Gload-J Smith-B Buckner).
 Texas
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
F. Catalanotto 1b 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 .268
    M. Byrd ph-cf 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .300
I. Kinsler 2b 4 2 3 2 1 0 0 .272
M. Young ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .306
J. Botts lf 4 1 3 2 0 1 1 .224
    N. Cruz pr-rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212
B. Wilkerson rf-1b 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 .239
H. Blalock dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .277
J. Saltalamacchia c 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .255
D. Murphy cf-rf-lf 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .404
R. Vazquez 3b 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 .242
 Totals 31 9 13 8 4 4 12  
 Batting
2B - I Kinsler (20, B Buckner); J Botts 2 (6, N Musser, B Buckner); D Murphy (7, J Gobble).
3B - R Vazquez (3, B Buckner).
HR - B Wilkerson (20, 1st inning off B Buckner 1 on, 1 Out), J Saltalamacchia (6, 1st inning off B Buckner 0 on, 2 Out).
S - R Vazquez.
SF - M Byrd.
RBI - I Kinsler 2 (55), J Botts 2 (10), B Wilkerson 2 (61), J Saltalamacchia (16), M Byrd (57).
2-out RBI - J Saltalamacchia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - H Blalock 1.
GIDP - H Blalock, F Catalanotto.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
SB - I Kinsler (18, 3rd base off L Nunez/J LaRue), M Young (12, 2nd base off L Nunez/J LaRue).
CS - I Kinsler (2, 2nd base by N Musser/J LaRue), N Cruz (3, 2nd base by J Gobble/J LaRue).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (J Benoit-I Kinsler-M Young-B Wilkerson).
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Buckner 4.0 7 6 6 3 2 2 5.40
N. Musser 1.2 2 0 0 1 1 0 4.18
L. Nunez (L, 2-3) 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 0 4.54
J. Gobble 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.40
D. Riske 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.29
 Texas
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
K. Millwood 5.0 8 6 6 3 7 1 5.30
J. Wright 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.88
J. Rheinecker (W, 2-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.62
F. Francisco (H, 18) 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.77
J. Benoit (H, 18) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.61
C.J. Wilson (S, 11) 0.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.89
HBP - H Blalock (by J Gobble); D DeJesus (by F Francisco).
Pitches-strikes - B Buckner 74-45; N Musser 30-18; L Nunez 15-9; J Gobble 26-14; D Riske 4-4; K Millwood 98-64; J Wright 17-9; J Rheinecker 10-8; F Francisco 16-7; J Benoit 6-5; C Wilson 17-11.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Buckner 8-2; N Musser 1-2; L Nunez 0-1; J Gobble 1-1; D Riske 0-2; K Millwood 3-5; J Wright 2-0; J Rheinecker 1-1; F Francisco 1-0; J Benoit 2-1; C Wilson 2-0.
Batters faced - B Buckner 20; N Musser 7; L Nunez 4; J Gobble 5; D Riske 2; K Millwood 26; J Wright 5; J Rheinecker 3; F Francisco 4; J Benoit 2; C Wilson 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Paul Emmel. 1B--Dan Iassogna. 2B--Angel Campos. 3B--Ron Kulpa.
Time: 3:33.
Attendance: 18,892.
Weather: 82 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 9 mph, in from right.
Game Notes
TEXAS SECOND BASEMAN IAN KINSLER DOUBLED IN THE FIRST INNING TO EXTEND HIS HITTING STREAK TO 10 GAMES.
KANSAS CITY FIRST BASEMAN ROSS GLOAD LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH INNING WITH AN APPARENT RIGHT KNEE INJURY.

Updated on Wednesday, Sep 5, 2007 5:18 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Kansas City
J. Smith J. Smith
1-3, 1 HR
4 RBI
 Texas
J. Botts J. Botts
3-4
2 RBI