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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 27, 2007
LAD
COL
PPD
Bannister throws a beaut
Rangers roped by KC
Sammy Sosa hit homer No. 604, but that was the only run the Rangers could scratch against the Royals in their loss in Kansas City. Jamey Wright gave up five runs in 6 2/3 frames for the loss.
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 Sosa's homer
Royals 6, Rangers 1
Brian Bannister improved to 7-6 after tossing a career-high 116 pitches. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Series at a glance:
Royals take down Texas
Brian Bannister tossed a gem, going seven innings while giving up only four hits and fanning six in the Royals win. Billy Butler's three-run homer in the first was all the help Bannister needed.
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 Butler's three-run shot
 Grudzielanek's RBI single
TEX
Texas (46-57)
Lost 1
Kansas City 6, Texas 1   KC
Kansas City (45-57)
Won 2
July 27, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 5 1
Kansas City
3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 X   6 11 1
Standings thru 7/27/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Royals Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, LF4000003.228
Young, SS4010000.296
Teixeira, 1B4010021.299
Sosa, DH4121010.245
Byrd, CF4000014.343
Wilkerson, RF4010012.223
Melhuse, C4000021.234
Vazquez, 2B2000210.253
Metcalf, 3B3000003.245
Totals331512814 

BATTING
HR: Sosa (16, 8th inning off Soria, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Young; Teixeira; Sosa 5; Wilkerson.
RBI: Sosa (70).
2-out RBI: Sosa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Catalanotto; Wilkerson.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Metcalf (4, throw).
Outfield assists: Byrd (DeJesus at 3rd base).
DP: 3 (Wright-Young-Teixeira, Young-Vazquez-Teixeira, Vazquez-Young-Teixeira).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF2020200.278
Grudzielanek, 2B4131002.308
Teahen, RF3210113.283
Butler, DH4113003.309
Gload, 1B3111000.285
Gordon, 3B4011011.245
Brown, LF4010001.226
Buck, C3110101.233
Pena, SS2000002.281
Totals2961164213 

BATTING
2B: Teahen (18, Wright), Gordon (21, Feldman).
HR: Butler (4, 1st inning off Wright, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: DeJesus 2; Grudzielanek 3; Teahen 2; Butler 4; Gload; Gordon 2; Brown; Buck.
RBI: Butler 3 (30), Gload (29), Grudzielanek (34), Gordon (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grudzielanek; Buck.
S: Pena.
SF: Gload.
GIDP: Pena; Butler; Gordon.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: DeJesus (3, 2nd base by Wright/Melhuse).

FIELDING
E: Pena (18, throw).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wright (L, 3-3)6.210554214.57
Mahay 0.10000002.13
Feldman 1.01100006.03
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister (W, 7-6)7.04002603.42
Soria 1.01110012.44
Riske 1.00000202.27

Balk: Feldman.
IBB: DeJesus (by Wright).
Pitches-strikes: Wright 98-57, Mahay 4-3, Feldman 18-12, Bannister 116-76, Soria 19-12, Riske 9-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wright 11-5, Mahay 1-0, Feldman 2-1, Bannister 7-8, Soria 1-2, Riske 0-1.
Batters faced: Wright 29, Mahay 1, Feldman 5, Bannister 28, Soria 4, Riske 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Todd Tichenor. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 87 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:30 (:37 delay).
Att: 21,730.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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