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Game Story

The last time Jason Vargas pitched against the Texas Rangers, it seemed like every runner that reached scoring position somehow managed to cross home plate. Vargas pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 4-1 victory that...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
TEX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 1
KC 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 X 4 6 1

Scoring Summary

Bottom 4th: Kansas City
Alex GordonDFP
homered (412 ft.) to deep center,
Omar InfanteDFP
scored
TEX 0 - KC 2
Bottom 7th: Kansas City
Billy ButlerDFP
doubled to left,
Salvador PérezDFP
scored
TEX 0 - KC 3
Terrance GoreDFP
stole and advanced on
Tomás TelísDFP
's throwing error,
Terrance GoreDFP
scored
TEX 0 - KC 4
Top 8th: Texas
Ryan RuaDFP
singled to center,
Elvis AndrusDFP
scored
TEX 1 - KC 4

Pitching Details

Batting

Texas

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Daniel RobertsonDFP
LF
5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .293
Elvis AndrusDFP
SS
3 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 .264
Álex RíosDFP
RF
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .280
Adrián BéltreDFP
DH
4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .323
Ryan RuaDFP
1B
4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .261
Adam RosalesDFP
3B
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .303
Rougned OdorDFP
PH-2B
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254
Tomás TelísDFP
C
4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 .214
Leonys MartínDFP
CF
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .270
Luis SardiñasDFP
2B-3B
4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .282
Totals 36 1 8 1 0 1 8 2 17
Batting
2B - D Robertson (8, J Vargas); E Andrus (31, J Vargas); A Beltre (27, J Vargas)
RBI - R Rua (2)
2-out RBI - R Rua
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Robertson 1, A Rios 1, R Rua 1, T Telis 2, L Martin 1
Team LOB - 9
Running
SB - E Andrus (25, 3rd base off J Vargas/S Perez), L Martin (23, 3rd base off K Herrera/S Perez)
Fielding
E - T Telis (1, throw)
DP - 1 (R Rua-E Andrus)

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Nori AokiDFP
RF
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266
Jarrod DysonDFP
CF
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288
Omar InfanteDFP
2B
4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Alex GordonDFP
LF
3 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .279
Salvador PérezDFP
C
3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269
Eric HosmerDFP
1B
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .264
Billy ButlerDFP
DH
3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .272
Terrance GoreDFP
PR-DH
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Lorenzo CainDFP
CF-RF
3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .298
Mike MoustakasDFP
3B
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .208
Alcides EscobarDFP
SS
3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
Totals 29 4 6 3 1 0 2 1 4
Batting
2B - S Perez (26, N Tepesch); B Butler (28, N Tepesch); A Escobar (29, N Tepesch)
HR - A Gordon (19, 4th inning off N Tepesch 1 on, 0 Out)
RBI - A Gordon 2 (65), B Butler (58)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Aoki 1
GIDP - M Moustakas
Team LOB - 1
Running
SB - T Gore (1, 4th base off A Claudio/T Telis)
Fielding
E - A Escobar (14, throw)

Pitching

Texas

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Nick TepeschDFP
(L, 4-9)
6.2 6 4 3 0 1 1 1.33 4.41
Álex CláudioDFP
0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.23 1.23
Phil KleinDFP
1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.95 3.55

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Jason VargasDFP
(W, 11-7)
6.2 6 0 0 0 5 0 1.23 3.14
Kelvin HerreraDFP
(HLD, 17)
0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.11 1.37
Louis ColemanDFP
0.2 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.01 7.33
Wade DavisDFP
(HLD, 29)
0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.83 0.73
Greg HollandDFP
(SV, 42)
1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.98 1.60
Pitching
WP - L Coleman
Pitches-strikes - N Tepesch 88-52; A Claudio 4-3; P Klein 13-7; J Vargas 102-69; K Herrera 3-2; L Coleman 19-9; W Davis 7-6; G Holland 14-10
Ground balls-fly balls - N Tepesch 12-8; A Claudio 0-0; P Klein 1-1; J Vargas 7-8; K Herrera 0-0; L Coleman 2-0; W Davis 2-0; G Holland 1-0
Batters faced - N Tepesch 25; A Claudio 1; P Klein 3; J Vargas 27; K Herrera 1; L Coleman 4; W Davis 2; G Holland 3
Game Details
Game Time: 2:46.
Umpires: HP--Fieldin Culbreth. 1B--Alan Porter. 2B--Marty Foster. 3B--Rob Drake.
Weather: 84 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 14 mph, Right to Left.
Attendance: 15,771.