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Wild thing: Bloomquist's mad dash wins it

The Rangers made up for a rough outing by Cliff Lee by clubbing four homers and 16 hits, but Willie Bloomquist scored the game-winner on a head-first slide on a wild pitch by Alexi Ogando in the ninth.

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TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS5330001.279
Young, M, 3B5242001.289
Hamilton, DH4122102.361
Guerrero, RF5123005.298
Cruz, N, LF5000012.314
Murphy, Dv, CF5121010.273
Treanor, C5010011.218
Moreland, 1B5111012.253
Blanco, 2B4010001.272
Totals4391691415.275
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Blanco, G, CF5110011.277
Aviles, 2B5121011.294
Butler, B, DH5021012.309
Betemit, 3B5120014.328
1-Bloomquist, PR0100000.261
Ka'aihue, 1B5101015.170
Pena, B, C4120100.195
Gordon, A, LF5123032.234
Betancourt, Y, SS3211212.265
Miller, Ja, RF4112020.211
Totals411013931117.274
1-Ran for Betemit in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Andrus (14, Chavez, J), Young, M (31, Chavez, J), Hamilton (40, Chavez, J).
HR: Young, M (20, 1st inning off O'Sullivan, 0 on, 1 out), Murphy, Dv (9, 4th inning off O'Sullivan, 0 on, 0 out), Guerrero (25, 5th inning off O'Sullivan, 1 on, 1 out), Moreland (4, 6th inning off Chavez, J, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Andrus 4; Hamilton 3; Treanor; Moreland 4; Guerrero 5; Blanco; Young, M 8; Murphy, Dv 5.
RBI: Young, M 2 (76), Guerrero 3 (99), Murphy, Dv (48), Hamilton 2 (97), Moreland (10).
2-out RBI: Young, M; Hamilton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blanco; Cruz, N; Guerrero 3.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Lee, Cl (4, throw), Harrison, M (1, fielding).

BATTING
2B: Butler, B (37, Lee, Cl), Gordon, A (6, Lee, Cl), Miller, Ja (1, Harrison, M), Betemit (14, Oliver, D).
HR: Betancourt, Y (14, 2nd inning off Lee, Cl, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Blanco, G; Aviles 2; Butler, B 3; Miller, Ja 2; Gordon, A 3; Betancourt, Y 4; Betemit 3; Pena, B 2.
RBI: Betancourt, Y (63), Butler, B (63), Ka'aihue (7), Gordon, A 3 (13), Miller, Ja 2 (2), Aviles (18).
2-out RBI: Betancourt, Y; Gordon, A 3; Miller, Ja 2; Aviles.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ka'aihue 2; Betancourt, Y; Blanco, G; Butler, B.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bloomquist (8, 3rd base off Oliver, D/Treanor).

TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lee, Cl4.210740513.37
Harrison, M0.12211003.95
Kirkman1.10000100.00
O'Day1.20000301.37
Oliver, D(L, 1-2)0.21111202.60
Ogando0.00001001.44
Totals8.21310631113.89
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
O'Sullivan5.09660035.50
Chavez, J(BS, 1)0.24330016.49
Tejeda1.10000203.28
Wood, Bl1.02001105.13
Soria(W, 1-2)1.01000101.77
Totals9.016991445.06
WP: Ogando, O'Sullivan 2, Tejeda.
Pitches-strikes: Lee, Cl 108-70, Harrison, M 16-10, Kirkman 18-11, O'Day 18-12, Oliver, D 21-8, Ogando 4-0, O'Sullivan 91-61, Chavez, J 16-11, Tejeda 12-11, Wood, Bl 26-14, Soria 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lee, Cl 6-3, Harrison, M 2-0, Kirkman 2-1, O'Day 0-1, Oliver, D 0-0, Ogando 0-0, O'Sullivan 6-4, Chavez, J 1-1, Tejeda 0-1, Wood, Bl 2-0, Soria 1-0.
Batters faced: Lee, Cl 25, Harrison, M 5, Kirkman 4, O'Day 5, Oliver, D 4, Ogando 1, O'Sullivan 24, Chavez, J 6, Tejeda 4, Wood, Bl 6, Soria 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Harrison, M 1-1, Ogando 2-1, Tejeda 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 91 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 3:25.
Att: 10,295.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
August 31, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media