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.
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.
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.
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.
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