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Royals drop series to Rangers

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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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
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
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.

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).

DP: (Blanco-Andrus-Moreland).

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.

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

DP: (Betancourt, Y-Betemit).

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
Bullington(L, 1-4)5.18443316.11
Game Scores: Hunter, T , Bullington .
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