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Rangers 6, Royals 5
Royals right-hander Gil Meche lowered his ERA to 5.25 after Tuesday's game. (AP)
Gil Meche wanted Royals pitchers to limit the big inning and do a better job of helping the offense. He did his part, but the bullpen couldn't recover from a two-out error in the eighth inning that led to four unearned Rangers runs and a passed ball that allowed the winning run in the ninth inning.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (33-33)
Won 2
Texas 6, Kansas City 5   KC
Kansas City (25-40)
Lost 1
June 10, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1   6 9 3
Kansas City
1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0   5 13 1
Standings thru 6/10/08  |  Recap: TEX | KC  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Royals stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4110100.307
Young, SS4110101.308
Hamilton, CF5101033.309
Bradley, RF4112112.338
  Byrd, RF0000000.259
Murphy, LF4111123.287
Laird, C4030000.283
Catalanotto, 1B2000003.271
  a-Shelton, PH-1B2011000.222
Boggs, DH3000103.258
Vazquez, 3B4110003.328
Totals366955618 

a-Grounded out for Catalanotto in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Laird (10, Meche), Vazquez (11, Meche), Bradley (20, Tomko), Kinsler (18, Yabuta).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young; Bradley 2; Murphy; Laird 4; Shelton; Vazquez 2.
RBI: Hamilton (70), Bradley 2 (45), Murphy (41), Shelton (10).
2-out RBI: Bradley 2; Murphy; Shelton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Boggs 2; Murphy 2; Vazquez 2.
GIDP: Boggs.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Laird (5, pickoff), Bradley (3, fielding), Shelton (2, fielding).
DP: 3 (Catalanotto-Young-Catalanotto, Young-Kinsler-Shelton, Kinsler-Young-Catalanotto).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF5110014.296
Grudzielanek, 2B5020011.290
Gordon, 3B4121102.266
Guillen, RF5131010.276
Teahen, 1B4010125.249
Olivo, DH4000014.281
Buck, C4121010.259
Aviles, M, SS4110012.286
Gathright, CF3011110.241
Totals3851343918 

BATTING
2B: Guillen (22, Millwood).
HR: Gordon (6, 5th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: DeJesus; Grudzielanek 2; Gordon 5; Guillen 4; Teahen; Buck 2; Aviles, M; Gathright.
RBI: Guillen (49), Buck (18), Gordon (27), Gathright (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeJesus 2; Olivo; Teahen.
GIDP: Teahen; DeJesus; Olivo.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Aviles, M (1, 2nd base off Millwood/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Teahen (2, missed catch).
PB: Buck (2).
DP: (Aviles, M-Grudzielanek-Teahen).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood 6.011553514.91
Rupe 1.01000104.21
Guardado (W, 1-1)1.00000103.20
Wilson (S, 12)1.01000204.00
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche 6.04112405.25
Mahay 1.20201002.53
Tomko 0.02220006.64
Yabuta (BS, 1)(L, 1-1)0.23101004.78
Ramirez 0.20001203.23

Tomko pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

IBB: Bradley (by Ramirez).
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 104-66, Rupe 10-6, Guardado 21-15, Wilson 18-14, Meche 100-64, Mahay 25-13, Tomko 11-8, Yabuta 20-10, Ramirez 14-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Millwood 11-2, Rupe 2-0, Guardado 1-1, Wilson 0-1, Meche 11-3, Mahay 4-1, Tomko 0-0, Yabuta 1-1, Ramirez 0-0.
Batters faced: Millwood 30, Rupe 3, Guardado 3, Wilson 5, Meche 23, Mahay 7, Tomko 2, Yabuta 6, Ramirez 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Tomko 2-2, Yabuta 1-1, Ramirez 1-1.
EjectionsKansas City Royals Manager Trey Hillman ejected by HP umpire Mike Everitt. (8th).
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 19 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:17.
Att: 14,741.

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