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What a Meche
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Rangers 9, Royals 4
Gil Meche picked up his 10th loss, but just his second since June 6. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
Gil Meche allowed five runs, including a four-run third, and a career-high 14 hits in 6 1/3 innings. The Royals scored two in the third on RBI singles from Alberto Callaspo and David DeJesus, and one in the seventh on John Buck's fielder's choice.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (64-68)
Won 1
Texas 9, Kansas City 4   KC
Kansas City (56-75)
Lost 1
August 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0   9 19 0
Kansas City
0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1   4 11 0
Standings thru 8/25/08  |  Recap: TEX | KC  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Royals stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 6 1 3 0 0 0 2 .409
Young, M, SS 5 3 3 0 1 0 1 .290
Hamilton, CF 5 2 2 1 0 3 3 .301
Bradley, DH 4 0 3 3 0 0 2 .325
  1-Boggs, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
Blalock, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .263
Byrd, LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .298
Cruz, N, RF 5 1 3 3 0 0 3 .600
Laird, C 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .281
Davis, C, 3B 4 1 1 1 1 1 3 .269
Totals 43 9 19 9 2 5 23  

1-Ran for Bradley in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bradley (28, Meche), Cruz, N (1, Meche), Arias (2, Fulchino).
HR: Cruz, N (1, 3rd inning off Meche, 2 on, 2 out), Davis, C (13, 8th inning off Peralta, Jo, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hamilton 2; Davis, C 4; Bradley 4; Arias 4; Blalock; Cruz, N 7; Young, M 3; Laird; Byrd 2.
RBI: Bradley 3 (68), Cruz, N 3 (3), Davis, C (37), Hamilton (116), Byrd (40).
2-out RBI: Bradley; Cruz, N 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Arias; Bradley; Laird; Young, M.
SF: Bradley; Byrd.
GIDP: Davis, C.
Team RISP: 4-for-14.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Laird (2, 2nd base off Meche/Buck).

FIELDING
PB: Laird (4).
DP: 3 (Davis, C-Arias-Blalock, Young, M-Blalock, Arias-Young, M-Blalock).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Aviles, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .330
Callaspo, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .300
DeJesus, LF-RF 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 .291
Guillen, J, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .247
  German, E, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Teahen, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .243
Butler, B, DH 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 .264
Gload, 1B 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .280
Buck, C 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .224
Gathright, CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .247
Totals 35 4 11 4 0 3 14  

BATTING
2B: Buck (21, Feldman).
TB: DeJesus 3; Butler, B 2; Aviles; Callaspo; Gload 2; Buck 2; Gathright.
RBI: Callaspo (5), DeJesus (58), Buck (41), Gload (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teahen 2; Guillen, J.
GIDP: Guillen, J, Gathright, Buck.
Team RISP: 5-for-12.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Meche-Buck-Gload).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (W, 5-5) 7.0 8 3 2 0 3 0 5.01
Madrigal 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.18
Rupe 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.58
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Meche (L, 10-10) 6.1 14 5 5 1 4 1 4.13
Peralta, Jo 0.2 2 3 3 1 0 1 5.76
Tejeda 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.86
Fulchino 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 9.00

Peralta, Jo pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

WP: Madrigal, Rupe 2.
Pitches-strikes: Feldman 97-63, Madrigal 19-12, Rupe 13-10, Meche 104-72, Peralta, Jo 20-11, Tejeda 19-14, Fulchino 17-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 8-4, Madrigal 1-0, Rupe 1-1, Meche 6-6, Peralta, Jo 1-1, Tejeda 1-0, Fulchino 0-1.
Batters faced: Feldman 27, Madrigal 4, Rupe 4, Meche 33, Peralta, Jo 5, Tejeda 5, Fulchino 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Peralta, Jo 2-0, Tejeda 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 12,399.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
August 25, 2008
August 25, 2008

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