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De La Rosa wins in KC debut
Buck drives in three
Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, recently acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers, pitched well in his first start with Kansas City, allowing nine hits but only two runs in a win over the Texas Rangers. Royals catcher John Buck had three hits and three RBIs.
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 John Buck's RBI double
Royals 5, Rangers 3
Andres Blanco puts his hands up but can't prevent a double play turned by Ian Kinsler. (L.M. Otero/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers lose sixth straight
Kevin Millwood allowed four runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings and Texas couldn't rally after he left in a loss to Kansas City. The Rangers led, 2-0, on homers by Gerald Laird and Mark DeRosa in the second inning, but Millwood couldn't hold it.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 29, 2006
KC
Kansas City (37-66)
Won 2
Kansas City 5, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (51-53)
Lost 6
July 29, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1   5 10 0
Texas
0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 13 0
Standings thru 7/29/06  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF5111003.298
Grudzielanek, 2B5020012.286
Teahen, 3B2101301.276
Stairs, 1B5110024.260
Brown, DH4000113.277
Costa, RF3110001.266
Buck, C4133010.244
Gathright, CF3000103.208
Blanco, SS4020001.280
Totals3551055518 

BATTING
2B: Grudzielanek (24, Millwood), Costa (13, Millwood), Buck (14, Millwood).
TB: DeJesus; Grudzielanek 3; Stairs; Costa 2; Buck 4; Blanco 2.
RBI: Buck 3 (36), DeJesus (31), Teahen (45).
2-out RBI: Buck 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stairs 2; Gathright; Grudzielanek; Blanco.
GIDP: Costa; DeJesus.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Teahen (5, 2nd base off Millwood/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Teahen-Grudzielanek-Stairs).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5020012.320
Young, SS4000132.308
Lee, LF4130101.293
Teixeira, 1B5030012.282
Kinsler, 2B4001026.292
Laird, C4121104.347
DeRosa, 3B-RF4111111.308
Wilkerson, DH4010013.231
Cruz, RF3010011.250
  a-Blalock, PH-3B1000000.279
Totals38313341022 

a-Lined out for Cruz in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (19, De La Rosa).
HR: Laird (5, 2nd inning off De La Rosa, 0 on, 0 out), DeRosa (7, 2nd inning off De La Rosa, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Matthews 2; Lee 4; Teixeira 3; Laird 5; DeRosa 4; Wilkerson; Cruz.
RBI: Laird (15), DeRosa (36), Kinsler (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Laird; Wilkerson 2.
SF: Kinsler.
GIDP: Laird.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Young-Kinsler-Teixeira, Millwood-Young-Teixeira).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
De La Rosa (W, 3-2)6.09222727.68
Wellemeyer (H, 3)0.22112105.40
Affeldt (H, 2)0.10000005.91
Nelson (H, 3)1.01000101.35
Burgos (S, 16)1.01000105.04
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (L, 10-7)5.17445204.62
Wilson 2.00000204.01
Bauer 0.21000003.00
Otsuka 1.02110102.45

WP: Bauer.
HBP: Costa (by Millwood).
Pitches-strikes: De La Rosa 92-54, Wellemeyer 29-16, Affeldt 1-1, Nelson 14-10, Burgos 8-7, Millwood 100-57, Wilson 26-19, Bauer 11-6, Otsuka 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: De La Rosa 5-6, Wellemeyer 0-1, Affeldt 1-0, Nelson 1-1, Burgos 2-0, Millwood 12-2, Wilson 3-1, Bauer 2-0, Otsuka 1-1.
Batters faced: De La Rosa 28, Wellemeyer 6, Affeldt 1, Nelson 4, Burgos 4, Millwood 27, Wilson 6, Bauer 3, Otsuka 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Affeldt 3-0, Wilson 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 96 degrees, clear.
Wind: 18 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:14.
Att: 42,024.

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