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Rangers hunker down against Royals

David Murphy's two-run two-out double highlighted a four-run fourth inning and Max Ramirez's RBI double in the fifth proved to be the winning hit, as the Rangers completed the four-game sweep of the Royals.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, RF4010011.264
Podsednik, LF4000022.314
Butler, B, 1B3000101.333
Guillen, J, DH2100201.268
Callaspo, 3B4000003.294
Aviles, 2B4231000.417
Kendall, C4010012.288
Maier, CF4122001.254
Betancourt, Y, SS4011012.282
Totals334843513.273
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS3210100.298
Young, M, 3B3021212.277
Hamilton, LF4101016.277
Guerrero, DH3001022.339
Kinsler, 2B2100110.324
Murphy, Dv, RF4132000.229
Smoak, 1B4010002.196
Ramirez, M, C2011101.222
Treanor, C1000000.197
Borbon, CF4120002.206
Totals3061065515.255
BATTING
2B: Maier (2, Feldman), DeJesus (10, Feldman), Betancourt, Y (4, Feldman).
HR: Aviles (2, 4th inning off Feldman, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: DeJesus 2; Aviles 6; Kendall; Betancourt, Y 2; Maier 3.
RBI: Maier 2 (10), Aviles (2), Betancourt, Y (9).
2-out RBI: Maier 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betancourt, Y; Callaspo; Podsednik.
GIDP: Guillen, J.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Aviles (1, 2nd base by Mathis/Ramirez, M).

FIELDING
E: Tejeda (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: DeJesus (Young, M at 2nd base).

BATTING
2B: Murphy, Dv (8, Hochevar), Ramirez, M (1, Thompson, B).
TB: Andrus; Smoak; Borbon 2; Young, M 2; Murphy, Dv 4; Ramirez, M 2.
RBI: Hamilton (19), Guerrero (26), Murphy, Dv 2 (13), Ramirez, M (1), Young, M (18).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv 2; Ramirez, M; Young, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, M; Smoak; Hamilton 2; Borbon 2.
SAC: Andrus.
SF: Guerrero.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hamilton (3, 3rd base off Hochevar/Kendall), Kinsler (2, 2nd base off Hochevar/Kendall).
CS: Kinsler (1, 3rd base by Hochevar/Kendall).

FIELDING
DP: (Young, M-Kinsler-Smoak).

Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hochevar2.23444105.65
Thompson, B(L, 0-2)2.04111202.79
Tejeda3.13100205.59
Totals8.010655505.12
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Feldman4.06442415.84
Mathis(W, 1-0)2.02001003.60
Oliver, D(H, 3)1.00000102.25
O'Day(H, 6)1.00000000.00
Feliz(S, 9)1.00000003.78
Totals9.08443513.75
WP: Feldman.
HBP: Kinsler (by Hochevar).
Pitches-strikes: Hochevar 71-43, Thompson, B 45-29, Tejeda 53-39, Feldman 100-66, Mathis 27-14, Oliver, D 15-11, O'Day 5-4, Feliz 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hochevar 3-2, Thompson, B 2-1, Tejeda 1-4, Feldman 3-4, Mathis 2-2, Oliver, D 2-0, O'Day 3-0, Feliz 0-0.
Batters faced: Hochevar 15, Thompson, B 11, Tejeda 12, Feldman 20, Mathis 7, Oliver, D 3, O'Day 3, Feliz 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Thompson, B 1-0, Tejeda 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 66 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 25,476.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
May 9, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media