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Greinke stays perfect
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Royals 2, Rangers 0
After his seventh-inning solo shot, Miguel Olivo (right) is greeted by Willie Bloomquist. (AP)
Zack Greinke extended his scoreless-innings streak to 34 with a seven-hit shutout, improving to 3-0 on the season as Billy Butler's RBI double and Miguel Olivo's solo homer was all the offense Greinke needed to give the Royals their second straight win.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (7-4)
Won 2
Kansas City 2, Texas 0   TEX
Texas (4-7)
Lost 2
April 18, 2009
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Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0   2 5 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 7 0
Standings thru 4/18/09  |  Recap: KC | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Rangers stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .216
Aviles, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .220
DeJesus, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .186
Butler, B, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .206
Teahen, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .325
Jacobs, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .257
Callaspo, 2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .393
Olivo, C 3 1 1 1 0 0 4 .167
Bloomquist, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .263
  Maier, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 2 5 2 3 3 14  

BATTING
2B: Butler, B (3, Millwood).
HR: Olivo (1, 7th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Olivo 4; Butler, B 2; Aviles; Callaspo 2.
RBI: Butler, B (2), Olivo (1).
2-out RBI: Butler, B; Olivo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bloomquist 2; Teahen.
GIDP: DeJesus.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bloomquist (1, 2nd base by Millwood/Saltalamacchia).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .457
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .302
Hamilton, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .250
Blalock, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .270
Byrd, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .344
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .279
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .158
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .176
Andrus, SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .367
Totals 33 0 7 0 0 10 14  

BATTING
2B: Saltalamacchia (2, Greinke).
3B: Blalock (1, Greinke).
TB: Saltalamacchia 2; Kinsler; Andrus; Cruz, N; Young, M; Blalock 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C 2; Young, M.
SAC: Andrus.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Andrus-Davis, C).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Greinke (W, 3-0) 9.0 7 0 0 0 10 0 0.00
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood (L, 1-1) 9.0 5 2 2 3 3 1 1.17

WP: Greinke.
Pitches-strikes: Greinke 111-76, Millwood 111-68.
Groundouts-flyouts: Greinke 10-5, Millwood 11-9.
Batters faced: Greinke 34, Millwood 33.
Umpires: HP: Tony Randazzo. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Ed Montague. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 2:23.
Att: 37,635.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
April 18, 2009
April 18, 2009

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