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Royals bats come alive
Rangers pitchers falter
Texas carried an 11-4 lead into the bottom of the third inning and appeared on its way to a fourth consecutive victory. But the offense went stagnant and Rangers pitchers couldn't hold up as they allowed 16 runs (12 earned).
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Royals 16, Rangers 12
David DeJesus celebrates with teammate John Buck after they scored on a double. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Series at a glance:
Royals win runaway game
David DeJesus' solo homer and Doug Mientkiewicz's three-run shot helped the Royals snap a nine-game home losing streak. Every member of the Royals starting lineup had at least one hit and one run scored in the finale.
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 Stairs' three-run blast
 DeJesus' fifth-inning solo homer
 Mientkiewicz's two-run double
TODAY'S WRAPS: June 08, 2006
TEX
Texas (32-27)
Lost 1
Kansas City 16, Texas 12   KC
Kansas City (15-43)
Won 1
June 8, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 3 8 0 0 0 0 1 0   12 17 2
Kansas City
4 0 4 1 1 0 6 0 X   16 18 2
Standings thru 6/8/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Royals Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5232100.327
Young, SS6131002.315
Teixeira, 1B6011015.294
Blalock, 3B3101202.305
DeRosa, RF5232002.347
Wilkerson, LF5121021.249
Kinsler, 2B4124010.333
Botts, DH5210004.240
Barajas, C5220002.247
Totals441217123418 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (19, Snyder), DeRosa 2 (17, Snyder, Gobble), Matthews (23, Snyder).
HR: Kinsler (5, 3rd inning off Snyder, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Matthews 4; Young 3; Teixeira 2; DeRosa 5; Wilkerson 2; Kinsler 5; Botts; Barajas 2.
RBI: Matthews 2 (30), Young (35), Teixeira (31), Kinsler 4 (14), Blalock (42), DeRosa 2 (19), Wilkerson (29).
2-out RBI: Matthews; Young; Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeRosa; Blalock 2; Botts; Barajas 2.
SF: Kinsler.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Mahay (1, throw), Barajas (3, pickoff).
DP: (Young-Teixeira).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF5334100.290
Grudzielanek, 2B6120012.309
Mientkiewicz, 1B5223002.276
Sanders, RF4321110.258
Stairs, DH4113122.255
Brown, LF3111112.271
Teahen, 3B4242100.237
Berroa, SS5121004.244
Buck, C5211013.218
Totals411618165615 

BATTING
2B: Buck (9, Loe), Mientkiewicz (16, Mahay).
HR: DeJesus (2, 5th inning off Feldman, 0 on, 1 out), Stairs (5, 7th inning off Alfonseca, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: DeJesus 6; Grudzielanek 2; Mientkiewicz 3; Sanders 2; Stairs 4; Brown; Teahen 4; Berroa 2; Buck 2.
RBI: Mientkiewicz 3 (17), Sanders (28), Brown (26), Teahen 2 (15), Berroa (22), Buck (16), DeJesus 4 (7), Stairs 3 (21).
2-out RBI: Teahen 2; Berroa; Buck; DeJesus 2; Mientkiewicz 2; Stairs 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; Mientkiewicz; Berroa.
SF: Brown.
GIDP: Brown.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Teahen (7, fielding), Mientkiewicz (3, fielding).
DP: (Berroa-Grudzielanek-Mientkiewicz).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loe 2.28882105.32
Bauer 1.04111003.99
Feldman 2.11110414.86
Mahay (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.22401001.06
Alfonseca 0.13221015.62
Benoit 1.00000105.40
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snyder 2.0109512122.50
Affeldt 2.03221107.91
Sisco 2.00000107.11
Gobble (W, 1-1)1.12111004.50
Dessens 0.22000003.90
Burgos 1.00000007.62

Snyder pitched to 6 batters in the 3rd.
Dessens pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Loe 60-36, Bauer 30-15, Feldman 33-23, Mahay 19-11, Alfonseca 15-9, Benoit 14-7, Snyder 53-36, Affeldt 37-20, Sisco 22-13, Gobble 26-15, Dessens 13-8, Burgos 6-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Loe 5-2, Bauer 3-0, Feldman 2-1, Mahay 1-1, Alfonseca 1-0, Benoit 0-2, Snyder 2-2, Affeldt 2-3, Sisco 3-2, Gobble 1-3, Dessens 1-1, Burgos 2-1.
Batters faced: Loe 18, Bauer 7, Feldman 8, Mahay 6, Alfonseca 5, Benoit 3, Snyder 19, Affeldt 10, Sisco 6, Gobble 7, Dessens 4, Burgos 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Bauer 2-2, Feldman 1-0, Alfonseca 1-1, Affeldt 2-2, Dessens 1-0, Burgos 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Mike Muchlinski.
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 3:27.
Att: 11,815.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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