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Murphy's big day
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Rangers 11, Royals 5
David Murphy's grand slam was part of a seven-run seventh inning.  (Ed Zurga/AP)
For the second straight game, the Rangers fell behind 5-1. And for the second straight game, they mounted a comeback to win. David Murphy provided the big blow with a grand slam in a seven-run seventh inning, helping to push the Rangers one game over .500 and one win from a series sweep.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (34-33)
Won 3
Texas 11, Kansas City 5   KC
Kansas City (25-41)
Lost 2
June 11, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 3   11 16 2
Kansas City
0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0   5 11 1
Standings thru 6/11/08  |  Recap: TEX | KC  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Royals stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B6132003.312
Young, SS5100104.302
Hamilton, RF6131013.314
Bradley, DH3100222.333
Murphy, LF5235003.293
Byrd, CF3330200.286
Catalanotto, 1B2000103.267
  Shelton, 1B1110000.232
Laird, C4012016.282
Vazquez, 3B4121101.333
Totals391116117425 

BATTING
2B: Byrd 2 (6, Davies, Gobble), Kinsler (19, Yabuta).
3B: Vazquez (3, Fulchino).
HR: Murphy 2 (10, 7th inning off Gobble, 3 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Tomko, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Hamilton 3; Murphy 9; Byrd 5; Shelton; Laird; Vazquez 4.
RBI: Laird 2 (24), Kinsler 2 (38), Hamilton (71), Murphy 5 (46), Vazquez (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy; Laird 2; Bradley; Hamilton.
S: Catalanotto.
SF: Laird.
GIDP: Kinsler; Young.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (13, missed catch), Padilla (2, throw).
DP: (Vazquez-Catalanotto).
Pickoffs: Padilla (DeJesus at 1st base).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF3020101.302
Grudzielanek, 2B5124003.293
Gordon, 3B3100111.263
Guillen, RF5030003.282
  1-German, PR0000000.161
Olivo, DH5000024.272
Teahen, 1B4020111.253
Buck, C4000006.252
Aviles, M, SS4220001.320
Gathright, CF3100002.237
Totals3651143422 


1-Ran for Guillen in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Grudzielanek (14, Padilla).
HR: Grudzielanek (2, 6th inning off Padilla, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: DeJesus 2; Grudzielanek 6; Guillen 3; Teahen 2; Aviles, M 2.
RBI: Grudzielanek 4 (11).
2-out RBI: Grudzielanek 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen; Olivo; Buck 2; Teahen.
S: DeJesus.
GIDP: Buck.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
PO: DeJesus (1st base by Padilla).

FIELDING
E: Aviles, M (1, throw).
DP: 3 (Aviles, M-Grudzielanek-Teahen, Grudzielanek-Teahen, Grudzielanek-Teahen).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 8-3)6.07543213.89
Wright (H, 8)1.02000104.21
Guardado (H, 9)1.01000003.05
Francisco 1.01000102.96
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Davies 6.06115301.53
Fulchino 0.013210018.00
Gobble (BS, 1)(L, 0-2)0.03441018.10
Yabuta 2.01000104.45
Tomko 1.05330016.97

Fulchino pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Gobble pitched to 4 batters in the 7th.

WP: Padilla.
IBB: Teahen (by Padilla).
HBP: Gathright (by Padilla), Gordon (by Padilla).
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 108-66, Wright 14-10, Guardado 17-11, Francisco 18-14, Davies 109-61, Fulchino 13-6, Gobble 15-6, Yabuta 28-19, Tomko 30-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Padilla 7-8, Wright 2-0, Guardado 1-2, Francisco 2-0, Davies 8-6, Fulchino 0-0, Gobble 0-0, Yabuta 2-3, Tomko 1-2.
Batters faced: Padilla 30, Wright 4, Guardado 4, Francisco 4, Davies 26, Fulchino 3, Gobble 4, Yabuta 7, Tomko 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Gobble 2-2, Yabuta 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, R to L.
T: 3:38.
Att: 20,840.

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