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Ace lacks support
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Rangers 2, Royals 0
Zack Greinke delivers a pitch in the first inning tonight at Kauffman Stadium. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Zack Greinke allowed one run over seven innings for his second straight start but remains winless since June 28 as the Royals have given the ace right-hander nine runs of support over his past seven starts. The series-opening loss runs Kansas City's skid to 10 straight games.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (53-41)
Won 5
Texas 2, Kansas City 0   KC
Kansas City (37-58)
Lost 10
July 24, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0   2 4 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 2
Standings thru 7/24/09  |  Recap: TEX | KC  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Royals stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .245
Young, M, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .308
Hamilton, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .232
Byrd, LF 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 .280
Blalock, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .255
Cruz, N, RF 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 .269
Murphy, Dv, DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .284
Teagarden, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .209
Andrus, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .254
Totals 32 2 4 2 5 11 14  

BATTING
2B: Andrus (5, Greinke), Blalock (15, Bale).
HR: Byrd (9, 4th inning off Greinke, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Andrus 2; Blalock 2; Byrd 4; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Byrd (45), Blalock (47).
2-out RBI: Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Teagarden; Hamilton; Kinsler; Murphy, Dv.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Kinsler-Andrus-Blalock).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .264
Bloomquist, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .265
Butler, B, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288
Teahen, RF-3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .295
Callaspo, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .300
Jacobs, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219
  a-Olivo, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238
Pena, B, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286
Gordon, A, 3B 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 .171
  1-Freel, PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191
Betancourt, Y, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .245
Totals 30 0 5 0 3 3 11  

a-Grounded out for Jacobs in the 9th.
1-Ran for Gordon, A in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bloomquist (4, Feldman), Callaspo (25, Wilson, C).
TB: Betancourt, Y; Teahen; Bloomquist 2; Callaspo 2; Gordon, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bloomquist 2; Teahen; Olivo.
GIDP: Jacobs.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: DeJesus (6, 2nd base by Feldman/Teagarden).

FIELDING
E: Gordon, A (3, fielding), Betancourt, Y (10, throw).
DP: (Callaspo-Betancourt, Y-Butler, B).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (W, 9-3) 8.0 4 0 0 3 2 0 3.59
Wilson, C (S, 10) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.86
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Greinke (L, 10-6) 7.0 3 1 1 3 10 1 2.04
Bale 1.0 1 1 1 2 1 0 6.00
Colon, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.57

WP: Feldman 2.
IBB: Cruz, N (by Bale).
Pitches-strikes: Feldman 110-66, Wilson, C 19-14, Greinke 114-72, Bale 25-12, Colon, R 9-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 10-8, Wilson, C 2-0, Greinke 10-2, Bale 1-1, Colon, R 3-0.
Batters faced: Feldman 29, Wilson, C 4, Greinke 28, Bale 6, Colon, R 3.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Mike Muchlinski. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 91 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 2:36.
Att: 25,012.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
July 24, 2009
July 24, 2009

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