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Rangers handle KC in finale

Thanks to a solid pitching effort by Tommy Hunter and four relievers, some great plays in the field and a homer by Mitch Moreland, the Rangers ended their season series against the Royals with a 7-2 record.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS3100204.278
Young, M, 3B5010024.288
Murphy, Dv, LF5130011.278
Guerrero, DH4000015.295
Cruz, N, RF4012013.313
Moreland, 1B3211101.256
Molina, B, C4000001.241
Blanco, 2B4021000.279
Borbon, CF4020010.270
Totals3641043619.275
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Blanco, G, CF4000004.270
Aviles, 2B4111010.293
Betemit, 3B4000101.321
Butler, B, DH2000312.308
Ka'aihue, 1B4020013.185
Betancourt, Y, SS4122002.267
Gordon, A, LF4000004.228
Pena, B, C3120100.213
Maier, RF4030000.262
Totals3331035316.274
BATTING
2B: Blanco (10, Bullington).
HR: Moreland (5, 6th inning off Bullington, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Moreland 4; Blanco 3; Cruz, N; Borbon 2; Young, M; Murphy, Dv 3.
RBI: Cruz, N 2 (66), Blanco (9), Moreland (11).
2-out RBI: Cruz, N 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Young, M 2.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Andrus (28, 2nd base off Bullington/Pena, B), Murphy, Dv (11, 2nd base off Bullington/Pena, B), Borbon (11, 2nd base off Bullington/Pena, B).

FIELDING
DP: (Blanco-Andrus-Moreland).

BATTING
2B: Maier (13, Hunter, T), Aviles (11, O'Day), Betancourt, Y (25, Oliver, D).
HR: Betancourt, Y (15, 4th inning off Hunter, T, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Betancourt, Y 6; Aviles 2; Pena, B 2; Ka'aihue 2; Maier 4.
RBI: Aviles (19), Betancourt, Y 2 (65).
2-out RBI: Betancourt, Y.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler, B; Blanco, G 3; Gordon, A 2.
SAC: Blanco, G.
SF: Aviles.
GIDP: Gordon, A.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ka'aihue (1, 2nd base by Hunter, T/Molina, B).

FIELDING
DP: (Betancourt, Y-Betemit).

TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hunter, T(W, 12-2)5.27224313.64
Kirkman(H, 2)0.11000000.00
O'Day(H, 19)0.11111001.53
Oliver, D(H, 14)1.21000002.52
Feliz(S, 34)1.00000003.26
Totals9.010335313.89
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bullington(L, 1-4)5.18443316.11
Humber2.21000203.38
Meche1.01000106.52
Totals9.010443615.05
Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 94-55, Kirkman 5-3, O'Day 9-4, Oliver, D 21-12, Feliz 15-10, Bullington 93-59, Humber 43-30, Meche 10-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 4-6, Kirkman 0-1, O'Day 0-1, Oliver, D 4-0, Feliz 0-3, Bullington 8-1, Humber 4-1, Meche 1-0.
Batters faced: Hunter, T 26, Kirkman 2, O'Day 3, Oliver, D 6, Feliz 3, Bullington 26, Humber 9, Meche 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Kirkman 1-0, Oliver, D 2-1, Humber 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, R to L.
T: 2:52.
Att: 10,811.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
September 1, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media