Kansas City 2, Texas 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Mike Winters,
Attendance - 12355

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 14 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 23-21 15-9 8-12 L1
Kansas City 21-22 16-11 5-11 W1

Recap

Jeff Francoeur broke up a tie game in the 10th inning by delivering an RBI single to center to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 home victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday.
 
The victory snaps a five-game losing streak for Kansas City, which rallied from a 1-0 deficit in the ninth. The Royals scored a run for the second straight night off Rangers closer Neftali Feliz, as Mike Aviles brought in the game-tying run with an infield single.
 
In the 10th, Melky Cabrera had a one-out single and moved to third when Eric Hosmer followed with a base hit. That brought up Francoeur, who came through with the walk-off hit against his former team.
 
The Royals also got a stellar start from Luke Hochevar. Hochevar went a season-long 8 2/3 innings, allowing one run on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
 
He didn’t get the victory, though. Greg Holland (1-0) earned it with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.
 
Texas starter Derek Holland went a season-long eight-plus innings, holding the Royals to one run on nine hits with a walk and five strikeouts. After giving up a leadoff single to Hosmer in the ninth, Holland exited the game.
 
Reliever Darren Oliver (1-5) took the loss.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Kansas City
Derek Holland Player Luke Hochevar
No Decision W/L No Decision
8.0 IP 8.2
5 Strikeouts 4
9 Hits 6
1.12 ERA 1.04
Hitting
Texas   Kansas City
Chris DavisPlayer Melky Cabrera
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 6 1 10 .167 12 4 1 2 0 1
Kansas City 14 0 14 .368 19 5 2 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Royals have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Rangers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .550 after a loss.
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