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KC racks up runs
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Royals 12, Rangers 3
Gil Meche cruised to his first victory of the season. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
The Royals raced out early, with homers from Mark Teahen and Coco Crisp fueling a four-run second, and they didn't look back as the offense broke out with a Rangers-like burst. Teahen and Alberto Callaspo combined for eight hits, with Teahen falling a triple shy of the cycle.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (6-4)
Won 1
Kansas City 12, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (4-6)
Lost 1
April 17, 2009
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Kansas City
0 4 0 0 0 2 3 3 0   12 19 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1   3 12 0
Standings thru 4/17/09  |  Recap: KC | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Rangers stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 3 1 1 3 2 1 3 .235
  a-Maier, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Aviles, SS 6 0 2 2 0 0 5 .216
  Pena, T, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
DeJesus, LF 5 0 0 0 1 0 3 .205
Butler, B, 1B 5 1 2 0 1 1 4 .194
Teahen, 3B 6 3 5 1 0 0 1 .351
Jacobs, DH 6 2 2 4 0 3 4 .290
Buck, C 4 2 2 1 1 1 2 .421
Callaspo, 2B 4 2 3 0 1 0 1 .360
Bloomquist, RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 .313
Totals 43 12 19 12 7 6 27  

a-Flied out for Crisp in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Teahen (3, Eyre), Jacobs (4, Eyre), Buck (2, Eyre), Bloomquist (1, Rupe).
HR: Teahen (1, 2nd inning off Harrison, M, 0 on, 0 out), Crisp (2, 2nd inning off Harrison, M, 2 on, 2 out), Jacobs (3, 8th inning off Rupe, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Teahen 9; Butler, B 2; Aviles 2; Bloomquist 3; Callaspo 3; Crisp 4; Jacobs 6; Buck 3.
RBI: Teahen (3), Crisp 3 (7), Aviles 2 (4), Jacobs 4 (8), Buck (9), Bloomquist (1).
2-out RBI: Crisp 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler, B; Buck; Jacobs; DeJesus; Aviles.
SAC: Bloomquist.
GIDP: Aviles, Butler, B.
Team RISP: 7-for-21.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
DP: (Teahen-Callaspo-Butler, B).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 2 0 1 1 3 .476
Young, M, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .308
  a-Vizquel, PH-3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 .400
Hamilton, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .275
  Murphy, Dv, CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Blalock, DH 5 1 2 1 0 0 4 .242
Byrd, LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .393
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .282
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .176
Saltalamacchia, C 4 1 1 1 0 3 2 .161
Andrus, SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .357
Totals 38 3 12 3 2 9 26  

a-Popped out for Young, M in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Blalock (3, 8th inning off Waechter, 0 on, 1 out), Byrd (2, 8th inning off Waechter, 0 on, 1 out), Saltalamacchia (2, 9th inning off Ramirez, H, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Davis, C; Kinsler 2; Andrus 3; Blalock 5; Saltalamacchia 4; Cruz, N; Young, M; Byrd 4.
RBI: Blalock (8), Byrd (9), Saltalamacchia (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton 2; Vizquel 2; Blalock.
GIDP: Byrd.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler 2 (4, 2nd base off Meche/Buck, 2nd base off Meche/Buck), Andrus (2, 3rd base off Meche/Buck).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Andrus-Kinsler-Davis, C, Young, M-Davis, C).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Meche (W, 1-0) 6.0 6 0 0 2 6 0 2.25
Wright, J 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Waechter 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 2 4.50
Ramirez, H 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 1 11.12
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harrison, M (L, 0-2) 5.0 8 6 6 4 3 2 8.44
Eyre 1.1 4 3 3 2 0 0 8.10
Rupe 1.2 6 3 3 1 1 1 15.43
Guardado 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 11.25

Meche pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Harrison, M pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

IBB: Crisp (by Eyre).
Pitches-strikes: Meche 92-57, Wright, J 12-9, Waechter 17-9, Ramirez, H 17-11, Harrison, M 98-55, Eyre 32-14, Rupe 43-25, Guardado 16-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Meche 8-2, Wright, J 0-0, Waechter 3-0, Ramirez, H 1-1, Harrison, M 8-2, Eyre 2-1, Rupe 0-3, Guardado 1-0.
Batters faced: Meche 25, Wright, J 4, Waechter 5, Ramirez, H 6, Harrison, M 26, Eyre 9, Rupe 12, Guardado 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Wright, J 2-0, Eyre 2-2, Rupe 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 61 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 3:16.
Att: 24,062.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
April 17, 2009
April 17, 2009

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