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KC can't back Greinke
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Rangers 2, Royals 1
Zack Greinke was saddled with his first loss of the season on Thursday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Zack Greinke gave up two runs on a pair of solo home runs while striking out a season-high nine and walking none in seven innings, but the Royals were edged by the Rangers. Mark Grudzielanek knocked in Kansas City's run.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (12-16)
Lost 2
Texas 2, Kansas City 1   TEX
Texas (11-18)
Won 2
May 1, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X   2 5 0
Standings thru 5/1/08  |  Recap: KC | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Rangers stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF4000012.247
Grudzielanek, 2B4011011.316
DeJesus, LF3020100.354
Guillen, DH4000004.176
Teahen, RF3000120.269
Butler, 1B3010011.291
Gordon, 3B3000002.292
Buck, C3010010.225
Pena, SS2100001.152
  a-Callaspo, PH-SS1010000.368
Totals301612611 

a-Singled for Pena in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Grudzielanek; DeJesus 2; Butler; Buck; Callaspo.
RBI: Grudzielanek (4).
2-out RBI: Grudzielanek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen.
GIDP: Gordon 2.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: DeJesus (1, 2nd base by Ponson/Saltalamacchia).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4111001.298
Vazquez, SS4121001.265
Young, DH3000031.307
Hamilton, CF3000021.322
Murphy, RF3000001.278
Boggs, LF3010010.556
Broussard, 1B3000011.167
Saltalamacchia, C3010011.300
Duran, 3B2000011.211
Totals28252098 

BATTING
HR: Kinsler (2, 1st inning off Greinke, 0 on, 0 out), Vazquez (1, 6th inning off Greinke, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Vazquez 5; Boggs; Saltalamacchia.
RBI: Kinsler (13), Vazquez (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy; Vazquez.
S: Duran.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Vazquez-Broussard, Broussard-Vazquez-Broussard).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke (L, 3-1)7.04220921.47
Nunez 1.01000002.38
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson (W, 1-0)8.06112501.35
Wilson (S, 6)1.00000103.00

Pitches-strikes: Greinke 105-68, Nunez 12-9, Ponson 108-76, Wilson 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Greinke 6-6, Nunez 2-1, Ponson 12-6, Wilson 1-1.
Batters faced: Greinke 25, Nunez 4, Ponson 29, Wilson 3.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 28 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:10.
Att: 14,563.

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