Kansas City 7, Texas 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 83°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Lazaro Diaz, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 37210

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 15-20 4-13 11-7 W4
Texas 23-14 10-8 13-6 L2

Recap


Royals 7, Rangers 4: Billy Butler and Brayan Pena each drove in a pair of runs as visiting Kansas City completed a sweep of the two-game series.

Mike Moustakas belted a solo home run and Jarrod Dyson recorded two hits and scored three times for the Royals, who have outscored opponents 24-5 during their four-game winning streak.

Pena highlighted a four-run first inning with a two-run single while Butler plated a run with a groundout in the first before delivering an RBI double in the second for a 5-0 lead.

Moustakas led off the third with his fifth blast of the season and Eric Hosmer added a run-scoring double in the sixth to put the game away.

Starting in place of the injured Jonathan Sanchez, Vin Mazzaro (1-0) notched the win after allowing three runs and seven hits over five innings.

Colby Lewis (3-3) suffered his third straight loss after surrendering seven runs - two earned - and eight hits in 5 2/3 frames. The right-hander, who committed both of Texas' errors, has yielded at least six runs in each of his last three starts.

Brandon Snyder hit a pinch hit home run for the Rangers, who have lost three of four.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Kansas City has won six of its last seven games. ... The Royals' bullpen has allowed only three earned runs in 26 innings over its last seven contests. ... Texas slugger Josh Hamilton hit a sacrifice fly to raise his major league-leading RBI total to 45. His fourth-inning single extended his hitting streak to 15 games. ... Royals left-hander Tim Collins struck out five in two perfect innings of relief.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Texas
Vin Mazzaro Player Colby Lewis
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 5.2
2 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 8
5.40 ERA 3.18
Hitting
Kansas City   Texas
Jarrod Dyson Player Brandon Snyder
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 4
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 10 1 17 .270 11 9 7 2 0 0
Texas 8 1 13 .242 8 9 4 1 2 2

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .769 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Royals have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .350 after a loss.