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Royals stung by Rangers' home run balls

Willie Bloomquist had a two-run triple and Jason Kendall also drove in two runs as the Royals pounded out 11 hits in the series opener. Gil Meche was drilled for four homers which accounted for all six runs against him.

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TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS5210021.307
Young, M, 3B4210111.316
Kinsler, 2B4011002.310
Guerrero, DH5235001.347
Hamilton, LF-CF4111111.288
Cruz, N, RF4111002.333
Smoak, 1B4010000.168
Treanor, C1010200.213
Borbon, CF3000023.234
a-Murphy, Dv, PH-LF1010000.234
Totals3581184611.270
a-Singled for Borbon in the 8th.
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF4000103.294
Aviles, 2B-SS5210003.338
Butler, B, 1B4021100.344
Guillen, J, DH4000145.267
1-Betemit, PR-DH0000000.000
Callaspo, 3B4001011.306
Maier, CF5120022.262
Betancourt, Y, SS2110001.280
Getz, 2B1110100.210
Bloomquist, RF3222011.182
Kendall, C3022001.290
Totals3571164817.280
1-Ran for Guillen, J in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Young, M (10, Thompson, B), Guerrero (8, Wood, Bl).
HR: Guerrero 2 (12, 1st inning off Meche, 1 on, 2 out; 5th inning off Meche, 1 on, 2 out), Hamilton (9, 4th inning off Meche, 0 on, 1 out), Cruz, N (10, 4th inning off Meche, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler; Andrus; Hamilton 4; Cruz, N 4; Treanor; Young, M 2; Guerrero 10; Murphy, Dv; Smoak.
RBI: Guerrero 5 (42), Hamilton (26), Cruz, N (34), Kinsler (10).
2-out RBI: Guerrero 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Borbon.
SAC: Treanor.
SF: Kinsler.
GIDP: Cruz, N.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Treanor (1, 2nd base off Meche/Kendall).

FIELDING
E: Young, M (7, fielding).

BATTING
2B: Betancourt, Y (10, Harden), Butler, B 2 (15, Harden, O'Day).
3B: Bloomquist (1, Harden).
TB: Kendall 2; Butler, B 4; Aviles; Betancourt, Y 2; Bloomquist 4; Getz; Maier 2.
RBI: Kendall 2 (10), Butler, B (27), Bloomquist 2 (4), Callaspo (31).
2-out RBI: Butler, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen, J 2; Maier; Aviles.
SAC: Bloomquist.
SF: Kendall; Callaspo.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kendall (3, 2nd base by O'Day/Treanor).

FIELDING
E: Betancourt, Y (5, fielding).
PB: Kendall (1).
Outfield assists: Bloomquist (Smoak at home).
DP: (Aviles-Getz-Butler, B).

TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden5.17652505.14
O'Day(BS, 1)(W, 2-2)1.03110101.93
Oliver, D(H, 5)1.01000101.52
Ray(H, 5)0.20001002.49
Feliz(S, 13)1.00001102.96
Totals9.011764804.10
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche6.05643546.66
Thompson, B(L, 0-3)0.02220004.60
Wood, Bl1.01001001.17
Farnsworth1.02000102.79
Tejeda1.01000005.09
Totals9.011864644.84
Thompson, B pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Hamilton (by Wood, Bl).
Pitches-strikes: Harden 104-73, O'Day 18-13, Oliver, D 12-9, Ray 13-8, Feliz 21-14, Meche 97-58, Thompson, B 3-3, Wood, Bl 14-8, Farnsworth 18-15, Tejeda 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Harden 7-3, O'Day 0-1, Oliver, D 1-1, Ray 0-1, Feliz 0-2, Meche 6-4, Thompson, B 0-0, Wood, Bl 1-1, Farnsworth 1-0, Tejeda 0-2.
Batters faced: Harden 26, O'Day 5, Oliver, D 4, Ray 3, Feliz 4, Meche 27, Thompson, B 2, Wood, Bl 4, Farnsworth 4, Tejeda 4.
Inherited runners-scored: O'Day 1-1, Oliver, D 2-1, Ray 1-0, Wood, Bl 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 71 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:11.
Att: 12,796.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
May 25, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media