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Ejection lifts Royals
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Royals 6, Rangers 3
Luke Hochevar struck out 13 over seven innings on Saturday night. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Down by two and mired in a 10-game skid, Trey Hillman's frustration boiled over after the bottom of the fourth as the skipper was tossed for arguing an out call. His club responded, however, erupting for five unanswered runs to end their slide and back Luke Hochevar's solid effort.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (53-42)
Lost 1
Kansas City 6, Texas 3   KC
Kansas City (38-58)
Won 1
July 25, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 6 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 X   6 11 1
Standings thru 7/25/09  |  Recap: TEX | KC  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Royals stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .242
Young, M, 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .313
Hamilton, CF 3 0 0 0 1 3 2 .228
Jones, An, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .222
Blalock, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 .255
Byrd, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .280
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 .268
Teagarden, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .200
Vizquel, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .277
Totals 34 3 6 2 1 16 8  

BATTING
2B: Cruz, N (16, Soria).
HR: Young, M (13, 1st inning off Hochevar, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Blalock; Cruz, N 2; Young, M 6; Byrd.
RBI: Young, M (39), Cruz, N (55).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Teagarden 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cruz, N (16, 2nd base off Hochevar/Olivo).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 5 1 1 1 0 1 1 .263
Bloomquist, CF-1B 4 1 1 0 1 1 2 .265
Butler, B, 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 .289
  Maier, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213
Teahen, 3B 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 .295
Callaspo, 2B 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 .305
Olivo, C 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .239
Buck, DH 4 0 1 1 0 2 3 .212
Betancourt, Y, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241
Freel, RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .208
Totals 34 6 11 6 3 6 15  

BATTING
2B: Teahen (23, Holland, D), Freel (2, Holland, D), DeJesus (20, Holland, D), Bloomquist (5, Jennings), Callaspo (26, Jennings), Olivo (11, Jennings).
HR: Butler, B (10, 5th inning off Holland, D, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Olivo 2; Teahen 2; DeJesus 2; Freel 3; Butler, B 4; Bloomquist 2; Callaspo 4; Buck.
RBI: Buck (20), DeJesus (46), Butler, B 2 (42), Teahen (35), Olivo (36).
2-out RBI: Buck; Olivo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Olivo 2; Buck 2.
SF: Teahen.
Team RISP: 5-for-13.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Teahen (8, throw).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D (L, 3-6) 4.2 7 4 4 2 4 1 6.13
Grilli 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.01
Jennings 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 3.55
Eyre 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.26
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hochevar (W, 6-3) 7.0 5 3 2 0 13 1 4.84
Soria (S, 15) 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1.63

WP: Hochevar 2.
Pitches-strikes: Holland, D 85-54, Grilli 21-11, Jennings 14-10, Eyre 12-8, Hochevar 112-76, Soria 37-25.
Groundouts-flyouts: Holland, D 5-4, Grilli 2-0, Jennings 0-3, Eyre 0-3, Hochevar 5-3, Soria 0-3.
Batters faced: Holland, D 23, Grilli 5, Jennings 6, Eyre 4, Hochevar 27, Soria 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Grilli 1-0.
Ejections: Kansas City Royals Manager Trey Hillman ejected by 1B umpire Jerry Crawford (5th)
Umpires: HP: Mike Muchlinski. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 83 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:35.
Att: 27,602.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
July 25, 2009
July 25, 2009

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