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Rangers 7, Royals 2
Alberto Callaspo's miscue led to the Rangers' three-run seventh. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Sidney Ponson did all the Royals could ask of him, tossing six scoreless innings against the Rangers and allowing only five hits. But the Royals couldn't give him any support, and he left a scoreless tie, which was broken in the seventh on Alberto Callaspo's missed catch on a popup.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (54-42)
Won 1
Texas 7, Kansas City 2   KC
Kansas City (38-59)
Lost 1
July 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0   7 13 1
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   2 4 1
Standings thru 7/26/09  |  Recap: TEX | KC  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Royals stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 .244
Young, M, 3B 4 0 3 2 1 0 1 .317
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 1 1 1 1 3 .284
Byrd, CF 4 0 1 1 1 1 3 .280
Blalock, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .254
Jones, An, DH 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 .228
Cruz, N, RF 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 .268
Saltalamacchia, C 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 .246
Andrus, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .251
Totals 37 7 13 6 5 7 20  

BATTING
2B: Young, M (29, Ponson), Jones, An (13, Mahay).
HR: Jones, An (15, 8th inning off Cruz, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Jones, An 6; Blalock; Saltalamacchia 2; Cruz, N; Young, M 4; Murphy, Dv; Byrd.
RBI: Young, M 2 (41), Byrd (46), Jones, An (35), Kinsler (60), Murphy, Dv (27).
2-out RBI: Young, M; Byrd.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, An; Kinsler; Blalock 3; Byrd.
SAC: Andrus.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team RISP: 6-for-18.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cruz, N (17, 3rd base off Wright, J/Buck), Kinsler (22, 3rd base off Wright, J/Buck), Young, M (7, 2nd base off Wright, J/Buck).
PO: Jones, An (1st base by Buck).

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (7, fielding).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .260
Freel, CF-RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200
Butler, B, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .285
Teahen, RF-3B 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 .293
Callaspo, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .304
Olivo, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .239
Buck, C 3 0 1 1 0 2 2 .216
Gordon, A, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 .184
  1-Maier, PR-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212
Betancourt, Y, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .238
Totals 32 2 4 2 2 7 11  

1-Ran for Gordon, A in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Callaspo (27, Eyre).
TB: Callaspo 2; Gordon, A; Olivo; Buck.
RBI: Gordon, A (5), Buck (21).
2-out RBI: Gordon, A; Buck.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gordon, A; Betancourt, Y.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Callaspo (12, fielding).
Outfield assists: DeJesus (Murphy, Dv at home).
DP: (Callaspo-Betancourt, Y-Butler, B).
Pickoffs: Buck (Jones, An at 1st base).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.39
Nippert (W, 3-0) 4.2 1 1 1 2 1 0 3.54
O'Day (H, 13) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.75
Eyre 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.91
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ponson 6.0 5 0 0 3 4 0 6.79
Mahay (L, 1-1) 0.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4.13
Wright, J 0.2 2 1 0 1 1 0 4.88
Cruz, J 0.2 3 4 4 1 0 1 6.31
Colon, R 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.16

Mahay pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Buck (by Nippert).
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 43-28, Nippert 62-36, O'Day 16-12, Eyre 15-9, Ponson 102-57, Mahay 3-2, Wright, J 24-17, Cruz, J 18-11, Colon, R 19-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Millwood 3-1, Nippert 7-1, O'Day 0-0, Eyre 0-1, Ponson 8-3, Mahay 0-0, Wright, J 1-0, Cruz, J 2-0, Colon, R 1-1.
Batters faced: Millwood 8, Nippert 18, O'Day 4, Eyre 5, Ponson 23, Mahay 2, Wright, J 6, Cruz, J 6, Colon, R 6.
Inherited runners-scored: O'Day 2-0, Wright, J 2-2, Cruz, J 3-0, Colon, R 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Mike Muchlinski.
Weather: 85 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 3:07.
Att: 16,847.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
July 26, 2009
July 26, 2009

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