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Ponson posts first win
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Rangers 2, Royals 1
Ramon Vazquez throws to complete a double play in the fourth inning. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
In his second start for Texas, Sidney Ponson allowed one run on six hits in eight strong innings, leading the Rangers over the Royals. Ian Kinsler led off the bottom of the first with a home run, and Ramon Vazquez added a solo shot in the sixth.
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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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