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KC can't come back
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Rangers 11, Royals 9
Joey Gathright slides in for a triple in the third inning. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
After starter Brian Bannister gave up seven runs over three innings, the Royals were unable to claw all the way back against the Rangers. David DeJesus knocked in three runs, including two on a home run, while John Buck connected on a two-run homer in the ninth inning.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (12-15)
Lost 1
Texas 11, Kansas City 9   TEX
Texas (10-18)
Won 1
April 30, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 2   9 12 1
Texas
2 5 0 0 2 0 2 0 X   11 13 3
Standings thru 4/30/08  |  Recap: KC | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Rangers stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF5121001.260
Grudzielanek, 2B3011001.319
  German, 2B2101003.056
DeJesus, LF4113102.333
Guillen, DH4000112.183
Teahen, RF5120004.277
Butler, 1B4110111.290
Gordon, 3B5021001.301
Buck, C4212024.221
Pena, SS5220000.156
Totals4191293419 

BATTING
2B: Pena (2, Millwood), Butler (5, Wilson).
3B: Gathright (1, Millwood).
HR: DeJesus (2, 7th inning off Millwood, 1 on, 1 out), Buck (2, 9th inning off Wilson, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Gathright 4; Grudzielanek; DeJesus 4; Teahen 2; Butler 2; Gordon 2; Buck 4; Pena 3.
RBI: Grudzielanek (3), Gathright (2), German (2), DeJesus 3 (12), Gordon (11), Buck 2 (11).
2-out RBI: Gordon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck 3; Teahen 2; Guillen.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gathright (8, 2nd base off Millwood/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Gordon (3, fielding).
DP: (Pena-German-Butler).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5120011.300
Young, SS4220121.315
Hamilton, DH5114002.330
Bradley, RF4222012.314
  Catalanotto, LF0000100.246
Murphy, CF5112012.286
Shelton, 1B2100210.000
Boggs, LF-RF4121021.667
Laird, C4112022.268
Duran, 3B4120002.235
  Vazquez, 3B0000000.233
Totals3711131141013 

BATTING
HR: Bradley (3, 1st inning off Bannister, 1 on, 2 out), Boggs (1, 2nd inning off Bannister, 0 on, 1 out), Hamilton (6, 2nd inning off Bannister, 3 on, 2 out), Murphy (2, 5th inning off Peralta, 1 on, 0 out), Laird (3, 7th inning off Yabuta, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young 2; Hamilton 4; Bradley 5; Murphy 4; Boggs 5; Laird 4; Duran 2.
RBI: Bradley 2 (12), Boggs (1), Hamilton 4 (32), Murphy 2 (15), Laird 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Bradley 2; Hamilton 4; Laird 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Duran; Bradley; Murphy 2.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (7, 2nd base off Yabuta/Buck), Shelton (1, 2nd base off Yabuta/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Bradley (1, fielding), Duran 2 (2, throw, throw).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister (L, 3-3)3.07772334.04
Peralta 2.02220416.75
Yabuta 3.04222318.31
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (W, 2-2)6.17552213.86
Francisco 0.12111107.36
Wright (H, 4)1.11110104.41
Wilson 1.02220013.27

WP: Bannister, Yabuta, Millwood.
HBP: Buck (by Millwood), Gathright (by Wright).
Pitches-strikes: Bannister 90-52, Peralta 32-23, Yabuta 61-36, Millwood 114-70, Francisco 19-11, Wright 30-19, Wilson 21-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bannister 2-4, Peralta 1-1, Yabuta 2-4, Millwood 9-8, Francisco 0-0, Wright 3-0, Wilson 1-2.
Batters faced: Bannister 18, Peralta 8, Yabuta 15, Millwood 30, Francisco 4, Wright 7, Wilson 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Wright 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 80 degrees, clear.
Wind: 29 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:28.
Att: 17,705.

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