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Boxscore > Texas 3, Kansas City 2
Rangers hold off Royals' rallies
Francisco Cordero pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-outs jam in the ninth inning and Hank Blalock went 3-for-5 with an RBI double to lift the Rangers to a victory over the Royals on Tuesday night.
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Gerald Laird and Francisco Cordero celebrate after closing out the Royals on Tuesday. (Ed Zurzga/AP)
The Royals loaded the bases in both the seventh and ninth innings, but were unable to come away with more than one run. Jeremy Affeldt kept it close, but he and Kansas City took the loss against Texas.
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Texas (12-8)
Won 4
Texas 3, Kansas City 2  
Kansas City (6-12)
Lost 2
April 27, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 10 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   2 7 1
Standings through 4/27/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Royals Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, M, SS4110110.372
Blalock, 3B5131000.341
Soriano, 2B5021024.342
Perry, DH3011002.267
Jordan, RF3000112.000
Mench, CF-LF4010012.289
Young, E, LF3010003.364
Nix, CF1000000.357
Laird, C4010013.347
Gonzalez, 1B4100002.276
Totals3631032618 

BATTING
2B: Mench (7, Affeldt), Blalock (7, Affeldt), Perry (2, Affeldt).
TB: Young, M; Blalock 4; Soriano 2; Perry 2; Mench 2; Young, E; Laird.
RBI: Blalock (18), Soriano (11), Perry (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perry, Laird 2, Gonzalez, Jordan.
SF: Perry.
GIDP: Perry.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Soriano (4, 2nd base off Affeldt/Santiago).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Soriano-Young, M-Gonzalez 2, Soriano-Gonzalez).
Pickoffs: Dickey (Graffanino at 1st base).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Graffanino, 2B4010013.313
Beltran, CF4120000.313
Randa, 3B3010111.313
Stairs, DH3111103.302
Harvey, 1B3000102.396
Guiel, LF3010101.218
Santiago, C3010100.250
DeJesus, RF3001103.100
Blanco, SS2000000.280
a-Sweeney, PH1000003.316
Lopez, SS1000003.111
Totals302726219 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Blanco in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Graffanino; Beltran 2; Randa; Stairs; Guiel; Santiago.
RBI: Stairs (10), DeJesus (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Graffanino 2.
GIDP: Stairs 2, Lopez.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Beltran (7, 2nd base off Dickey/Laird).
PO: Graffanino (1st base by Dickey).

FIELDING
E: Harvey (2, fielding).
DP: (Graffanino-Blanco-Harvey).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dickey (W, 3-1)6.14223104.32
Powell (H, 3)0.21001102.00
Nelson (H, 5)1.01000003.12
Cordero (S, 6)1.01002002.16
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Affeldt (L, 0-2)7.09322404.94
Grimsley 1.00000104.32
Leskanic 1.01000107.94

Pitches-strikes: Dickey 95-59, Powell 17-8, Nelson 13-8, Cordero 24-11, Affeldt 98-65, Grimsley 10-7, Leskanic 12-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Dickey 9-8, Powell 1-0, Nelson 2-1, Cordero 3-0, Affeldt 8-9, Grimsley 2-0, Leskanic 1-1.
Batters faced: Dickey 24, Powell 4, Nelson 3, Cordero 5, Affeldt 32, Grimsley 3, Leskanic 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Powell 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 18 mph, R to L.
T: 2:43.
Att: 15,529.

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