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A KC comeback
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Royals 6, Rangers 5
Brian Bannister threw 127 pitches on Thursday.  (Ed Zurga/AP)
It looked as though the Royals would suffer a third straight late-game heartbreaker to the Rangers. Instead, the offense rallied for two runs in the eighth inning. Though he didn't get the win, starter Brian Bannister gave a gutsy performance by throwing 127 pitches in seven innings.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (34-34)
Lost 1
Kansas City 6, Texas 5   KC
Kansas City (26-41)
Won 1
June 12, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   5 7 1
Kansas City
2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 X   6 8 0
Standings thru 6/12/08  |  Recap: TEX | KC  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Royals stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4111010.311
Boggs, DH3110110.260
Young, SS3000002.299
Hamilton, RF4020002.316
Murphy, LF3001001.289
Byrd, CF4000012.273
Catalanotto, 1B3110000.268
  Shelton, 1B1000000.229
Saltalamacchia, C4110020.256
Duran, 3B3113000.203
  a-Vazquez, PH1000000.331
Totals33575157 

a-Flied out for Duran in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Boggs (9, Bannister), Hamilton 2 (18, Bannister, Ramirez).
HR: Duran (3, 2nd inning off Bannister, 2 on, 2 out), Kinsler (9, 2nd inning off Bannister, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Boggs 2; Hamilton 4; Catalanotto; Saltalamacchia; Duran 4.
RBI: Duran 3 (9), Kinsler (39), Murphy (47).
2-out RBI: Duran 3; Kinsler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Byrd 2.
SF: Murphy.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Saltalamacchia (4, throw).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF4000011.296
Callaspo, 2B4120000.301
  1-Pena, PR-SS0100000.155
Gordon, 3B4222010.267
Guillen, DH3011010.283
Teahen, RF4010001.253
Buck, C3100012.247
Gload, 1B3000002.241
Aviles, M, SS-2B3112000.321
Gathright, CF3010010.239
Totals31685056 


1-Ran for Callaspo in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Guillen (23, Hurley, E), Gordon (16, Francisco).
HR: Gordon (7, 1st inning off Hurley, E, 1 on, 1 out), Aviles, M (1, 4th inning off Hurley, E, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Callaspo 2; Gordon 6; Guillen 2; Teahen; Aviles, M 4; Gathright.
RBI: Gordon 2 (29), Aviles, M 2 (3), Guillen (50).
2-out RBI: Aviles, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; DeJesus.
SF: Guillen.
Team LOB: 3.

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hurley, E 6.06440326.00
Wright 1.00000104.10
Francisco (BS, 3)(L, 1-2)1.02220103.55
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister 7.06440425.00
Ramirez 0.11111003.48
Mahay (W, 2-0)0.20000002.48
Soria (S, 15)1.00000101.55

WP: Francisco.
HBP: Buck (by Hurley, E), Young (by Bannister).
Pitches-strikes: Hurley, E 92-63, Wright 13-10, Francisco 26-16, Bannister 127-78, Ramirez 13-5, Mahay 7-3, Soria 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hurley, E 3-12, Wright 1-1, Francisco 1-1, Bannister 12-5, Ramirez 0-1, Mahay 0-2, Soria 0-2.
Batters faced: Hurley, E 25, Wright 3, Francisco 5, Bannister 28, Ramirez 3, Mahay 2, Soria 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike DiMuro. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 84 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, R to L.
T: 2:32.
Att: 15,515.

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