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Hit-happy Royals top Rangers
Royals dominant in win
A five-run fifth inning, capped by Mark Teahen's 12th home run of the season, catapulted Kansas City to a lead it would not relinquish against Texas. Starter Luke Hudson received plenty of run support off 14 Royals hits, while delivering six innings of two-run work.
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 Teahen belts 12th home run
Royals 11, Rangers 3
Third baseman Mark Teahen went 3-for-5, driving in two and scoring a pair of runs. (Tim Sharp/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers falter in opener
Starter Vicente Padilla struggled through just 3 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs on nine hits, dropping Texas to a deficit it was unable to recover from against Kansas City.
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 Showalter talks about Lee trade
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 28, 2006
KC
Kansas City (36-66)
Won 1
Kansas City 11, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (51-52)
Lost 5
July 28, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
1 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 3   11 14 1
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0   3 10 3
Standings thru 7/28/06  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF6221014.300
Grudzielanek, 2B4210100.285
Teahen, 3B5232011.278
Stairs, 1B3111120.261
Brown, DH5012014.280
Costa, RF5220002.265
Buck, C5011012.236
Gathright, CF5110013.211
Blanco, SS4122000.238
Totals42111492716 

BATTING
2B: Blanco (2, Padilla), Costa (12, Mahay).
HR: Teahen (12, 2nd inning off Padilla, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: DeJesus 2; Grudzielanek; Teahen 6; Stairs; Brown; Costa 3; Buck; Gathright; Blanco 3.
RBI: Stairs (32), Blanco 2 (2), DeJesus (30), Teahen 2 (44), Brown 2 (51), Buck (33).
2-out RBI: Stairs; Teahen 2; Blanco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brown 2; DeJesus 2.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Grudzielanek (2, 2nd base off Padilla/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Blanco (1, throw).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4000111.319
Young, SS5010011.310
Teixeira, 1B5110012.278
Lee, DH4020000.288
Blalock, 3B3111111.280
Kinsler, 2B4120012.298
DeRosa, RF4011011.309
Wilkerson, LF4010002.231
Barajas, C3010011.258
  a-Cruz, PH1000010.000
Totals3731022811 

a-Struck out for Barajas in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Blalock (18, Hudson), Barajas (14, Hudson), Young (35, Nelson), DeRosa (27, Affeldt).
TB: Young 2; Teixeira; Lee 2; Blalock 2; Kinsler 2; DeRosa 2; Wilkerson; Barajas 2.
RBI: Blalock (65), DeRosa (35).
2-out RBI: Blalock; DeRosa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler 2; Matthews; Wilkerson 2; Teixeira.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (8, missed catch), Matthews (4, fielding), Young (9, fielding).
PB: Barajas (4).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hudson (W, 3-3)6.07221704.82
Nelson 1.01000001.42
Affeldt 1.02110005.94
Nunez 1.00001101.93
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (L, 10-7)3.29771114.36
Benoit 2.10001204.32
Mahay 2.02110303.71
Wasdin 1.03320105.28

WP: Hudson.
HBP: Stairs (by Wasdin), Blanco (by Wasdin).
Pitches-strikes: Hudson 103-69, Nelson 17-11, Affeldt 15-11, Nunez 15-7, Padilla 77-50, Benoit 39-25, Mahay 29-20, Wasdin 25-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hudson 7-4, Nelson 1-2, Affeldt 1-2, Nunez 1-1, Padilla 4-6, Benoit 3-2, Mahay 2-1, Wasdin 1-1.
Batters faced: Hudson 26, Nelson 4, Affeldt 5, Nunez 4, Padilla 21, Benoit 8, Mahay 8, Wasdin 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Benoit 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 94 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:49.
Att: 30,204.

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