Texas 5, Kansas City 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 13789

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 8 0
Kansas City 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 23-20 15-9 8-11 W1
Kansas City 20-22 15-11 5-11 L5

Recap


Adrian Beltre delivered a two-run single in the 11th inning and the visiting Texas Rangers held on for a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

Endy Chavez led off the 11th with a walk and moved to second on Elvis Andrus’ sacrifice bunt. Ian Kinsler and Chris Davis both worked walks before Beltre singled up the middle to score Chavez and Kinsler.

Kansas City scored a run in the 11th on Brayan Pena’s single, but Mark Lowe kept Texas’ lead intact for his first save in a Rangers uniform.

Reliever Arthur Rhodes (2-2) earned the victory by getting the final two outs of the 10th inning.

Royals rookie Eric Hosmer sent the game into extra innings with a homer on the first pitch he saw from Rangers closer Neftali Feliz to tie it at 3-3 in the ninth. It was Feliz’s first blown save since Aug. 11, 2010.

Rangers starter Alexi Ogando turned in another quality start, allowing two runs on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts over seven innings.

Texas seemed to have the game in hand when Andrus brought in Craig Gentry with an RBI single in the ninth.

Kansas City had a chance in the 10th, loading the bases with one out, but Rhodes ended that threat by getting Melky Cabrera to pop up and Hosmer to fly out.

Royals starter Danny Duffy, making his big league debut, allowed two runs on four hits with six walks and four strikeouts over four innings. Kansas City reliever Jeremy Jeffress (1-1) took the loss.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Kansas City
Alexi Ogando Player Daniel Duffy
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 4.0
5 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 4
2.57 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Texas   Kansas City
Endy Chavez Player Alcides Escobar
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 8 0 8 .229 27 8 4 13 5 0
Kansas City 9 1 12 .243 11 9 4 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Texas. The Royals have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Rangers have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .550 after a loss.
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