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Royals 5

(15-13, 8-7 away)

Rangers 8

(17-10, 9-6 home)

    3:05 PM ET, March 27, 2008

    Surprise Stadium, Surprise, Arizona 

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    KC 002000102 5 - -
    TEX 20310011 - 8 - -
     
    
    KANSAS CITY (5) AT TEXAS (8)
    
     KANSAS CITY      AB  R  H BI  TEXAS            AB  R  H BI
     M Maier cf-rf     5  1  1  0  I Kinsler 2b      2  1  1  0 
     M Grudzielanek 2b 3  1  1  0  J Vallejo 2b      1  0  0  0 
     A Callaspo 2b     2  0  0  0  M Young ss        1  2  1  0 
     A Gordon 3b       2  0  2  1  R Vazquez 3b      2  0  0  0 
     J Smith 3b        2  1  1  1  J Hamilton dh     3  0  1  2 
     J Guillen rf      1  0  0  0  T Berkery ph-dh   0  1  0  1 
     J Gathright cf    3  1  2  0  H Blalock 3b      2  1  1  2 
     B Butler dh       4  0  1  1  J Botts lf        3  0  0  0 
     M Teahen lf       2  0  0  0  M Bradley rf      3  1  2  2 
     D Hollins lf      2  0  0  1  N Cruz rf         1  0  1  1 
     R Shealy 1b       5  0  1  0  D Murphy lf       2  0  0  0 
     J Buck c          3  1  1  1  J Ellison cf      1  0  0  0 
     M Olivo c         1  0  0  0  M Byrd cf         2  0  1  0 
     T Pena ss         2  0  1  0  A James ss        2  0  0  0 
     A Berroa ss       2  0  1  0  G Laird c         1  0  0  0 
                                   A Melhuse c       2  0  0  0 
                                   T Teagarden c     1  0  0  0 
                                   B Broussard 1b    1  0  0  0 
                                   K Mench 1b        3  2  2  0 
     TOTALS           39  5 12  5  TOTALS           33  8 10  8
    
     KANSAS CITY               002 000 102 --  5
     TEXAS                     203 100 11x --  8
    
     E--R Turner. LOB--KANSAS CITY 11, TEXAS 8. 2B--J 
     Smith, K Mench 2, N Cruz, M Byrd. 3B--A Gordon. 
     HR--J Buck 1 (1) (off J Jennings), M Bradley 1 (1)
     (off M Maroth), H Blalock 1 (4) (off M Maroth). 
     SB--M Maier 1 (2). SF--D Hollins, T Berkery.
                                       IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
      KANSAS CITY
     M Maroth (L,2-1)                   3   6   5   5   1   2   2
     B Salmon                           1   2   1   1   1   2   0
     J Peralta                          1   0   0   0   0   2   0
     R Ramirez                          1   0   0   0   0   1   0
     B Duckworth                        1   1   1   1   2   1   0
     N Musser                           1   1   1   1   2   1   0
      TEXAS
     J Jennings (W,1-1)             5 1-3   6   2   2   2   4   1
     R Falcon                         2-3   1   0   0   0   0   0
     C Dennis                           2   3   1   1   1   1   0
     R Turner                           1   2   2   1   0   0   0
    
     WP--B Duckworth, R Falcon, C Dennis. PB--T 
     Teagarden. SO--KC: J Guillen, J Buck, M Maier, M 
     Teahen, A Callaspo. TEX: A James 2, M Bradley, J 
     Hamilton, D Murphy, T Teagarden, J Vallejo, A 
     Melhuse, J Botts. BB--KC: J Guillen, A Gordon, B 
     Butler. TEX: J Vallejo 2, M Young, J Ellison, T 
     Berkery, R Vazquez. T--2:59. A--7,236.