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Game Story

Scott Baker has found quite a niche with the Texas Rangers, and is winning again after Tommy John surgery. Baker went five innings in a spot start to win as a starter for the first time in more than three years, helping Texas beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Sunday to avoid a...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
KC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Tex 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 11 0

Scoring Summary

Bottom 1st: Texas
Adrián BéltreDFP
doubled to shallow left,
Daniel RobertsonDFP
scored,
Elvis AndrusDFP
to third,
Elvis AndrusDFP
out at home
KC 0 - TEX 1
Bottom 2nd: Texas
Adam RosalesDFP
doubled,
Leonys MartínDFP
scored
KC 0 - TEX 2
Bottom 3rd: Texas
Robinson ChirinosDFP
singled to center,
Álex RíosDFP
scored,
J.P. ArencibiaDFP
to second
KC 0 - TEX 3
Top 4th: Kansas City
Billy ButlerDFP
homered to deep left
KC 1 - TEX 3

Pitching Details

Batting

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Nori AokiDFP
RF
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .261
Omar InfanteDFP
2B
4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Salvador PérezDFP
C
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .262
Alex GordonDFP
LF
4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .281
Billy ButlerDFP
1B
4 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 .277
Raúl IbañezDFP
DH
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172
Christian ColónDFP
PR-DH
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .379
Lorenzo CainDFP
CF
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .301
Mike MoustakasDFP
3B
2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .207
Alcides EscobarDFP
SS
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .276
Totals 33 1 6 1 1 1 6 1 8
Batting
HR - B Butler (9, 4th inning off S Baker 0 on, 0 Out)
RBI - B Butler (54)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - L Cain 1, A Escobar 1
Team LOB - 6
Running
SB - L Cain (20, 2nd base off S Baker/R Chirinos)
Fielding
E - O Infante (7, field); J Vargas (1, field)
Outfield assists - A Gordon
DP - 1 (A Escobar-O Infante-B Butler)

Texas

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Daniel RobertsonDFP
LF
3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 .288
Elvis AndrusDFP
SS
4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .269
Álex RíosDFP
RF
4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .283
Adrián BéltreDFP
DH
3 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 .327
J.P. ArencibiaDFP
1B
4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 .175
Robinson ChirinosDFP
C
3 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 .232
Leonys MartínDFP
CF
4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .268
Adam RosalesDFP
3B
4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .345
Rougned OdorDFP
2B
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .251
Totals 33 3 11 3 0 5 3 0 23
Batting
2B - D Robertson (5, J Vargas); A Rios (26, J Vargas); A Beltre (25, J Vargas); A Rosales 2 (5, J Vargas 2)
RBI - A Beltre (66), R Chirinos (33), A Rosales (13)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Robertson 2, E Andrus 1, J Arencibia 3, A Rosales 1
GIDP - A Rosales
Team LOB - 11

Pitching

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Jason VargasDFP
(L, 10-6)
6.0 11 3 2 4 3 0 1.23 3.17
Jason FrasorDFP
1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.31 3.00
Aaron CrowDFP
1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.31 3.86

Texas

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Scott BakerDFP
(W, 2-3)
5.0 5 1 1 1 1 1 1.21 5.45
Shawn TollesonDFP
(HLD, 6)
2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.15 2.90
Neal CottsDFP
(HLD, 17)
1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.28 3.36
Neftali FelizDFP
(SV, 6)
1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.94 2.95
Pitching
IBB - A Beltre (by J Vargas)
Pitches-strikes - J Vargas 105-60; J Frasor 17-10; A Crow 14-8; S Baker 71-51; S Tolleson 18-13; N Cotts 15-12; N Feliz 17-13
Ground balls-fly balls - J Vargas 4-8; J Frasor 1-1; A Crow 2-1; S Baker 5-12; S Tolleson 2-1; N Cotts 0-1; N Feliz 1-1
Batters faced - J Vargas 32; J Frasor 3; A Crow 3; S Baker 21; S Tolleson 6; N Cotts 3; N Feliz 4
Game Details
Game Time: 2:46.
Umpires: HP--Toby Basner. 1B--Mike DiMuro. 2B--Mike Estabrook. 3B--Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 95 degrees, Mildly Cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, In From Right.
Attendance: 30,049.