Texas 10, Kansas City 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 28, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 98°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Welke, First Base - Mike Estabrook, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Marty Foster,
Attendance - 40240

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 0
Texas 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 10 15 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 23-28 17-13 6-15 L1
Texas 27-25 18-11 9-14 W1

Recap


Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli and Endy Chavez, the Texas Rangers’ Nos. 7-8-9 hitters, belted back-to-back-to-back home runs in the second inning to ignite a 10-1 rout over the visiting Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz also went deep as the Rangers blasted five home runs to back six scoreless innings by Matt Harrison (5-4).

Texas broke the game open with the three consecutive bombs in the second inning for a 5-0 lead. The last time the Rangers accomplished that feat was April 25, 2004. Ironically, it was also done by the 7-8-9 hitters that day.

Beltre had a two-run double in the first and a solo homer in the third and Napoli cushioned the Rangers’ lead to 7-0 in the fifth with a sacrifice fly. Texas turned it into a blowout with three runs in the sixth with an RBI double by Josh Hamilton and a two-run blast by Cruz.

The Royals, who have lost six of their last seven, couldn’t get anything going against Harrison, who scattered five hits with a walk and a strikeout. Reliever Yoshinori Tateyama earned a rare three-inning save.

The Royals avoided the shutout with an RBI groundout by Matt Treanor in the seventh.

KC starter Sean O’Sullivan (2-4) went 5 2/3 innings, allowing 10 runs on 15 hits with two walks and a strikeout.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Texas
Sean O'Sullivan Player Matt Harrison
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 1
15 Hits 5
15.88 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Texas
Billy Butler Player Nelson Cruz
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 7 0 7 .212 15 2 1 1 0 0
Texas 15 5 34 .417 15 3 10 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Rangers have a W/L % of .481 after a win and .560 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Royals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .407 after a loss.
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