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Millwood strong
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Rangers 2, Royals 1
Kevin Millwood threw 94 pitches in his complete-game outing on Tuesday. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Kevin Millwood was very efficient in throwing his second straight complete game and Texas took what it could get from two big errors by Kansas City's defense in the win. Joaquin Arias and Gerald Laird each had two hits.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (65-68)
Won 2
Texas 2, Kansas City 1   KC
Kansas City (56-76)
Lost 2
August 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 8 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 9 2
Standings thru 8/26/08  |  Recap: TEX | KC  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Royals stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 .407
Young, M, SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .289
Hamilton, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .298
Bradley, DH 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .324
  1-Boggs, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232
Blalock, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .262
Byrd, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .297
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .375
Laird, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .284
Vazquez, R, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .304
Totals 35 2 8 1 3 5 23  

1-Ran for Bradley in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Arias 2 (4, Greinke, Oviedo), Laird (19, Ramirez, R).
TB: Vazquez, R; Arias 4; Young, M; Laird 3; Blalock; Byrd.
RBI: Bradley (69).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock 3; Arias; Hamilton 2.
SF: Bradley.
GIDP: Laird.
Team RISP: 1-for-15.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: (Vazquez, R-Arias-Blalock).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Aviles, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .329
Callaspo, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
DeJesus, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .291
Guillen, J, RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .249
Teahen, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .241
Butler, B, DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .266
  1-Smith, J, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211
Gload, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .277
Olivo, C 4 0 3 1 0 1 0 .268
Gathright, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .245
  a-German, E, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .234
Totals 34 1 9 1 0 2 13  

a-Grounded into a forceout for Gathright in the 9th.
1-Ran for Butler, B in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Olivo (19, Millwood).
TB: Olivo 4; DeJesus; Guillen, J 2; Aviles; Butler, B 2.
RBI: Olivo (36).
2-out RBI: Olivo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aviles; Guillen, J; German, E.
SAC: Callaspo.
GIDP: Butler, B.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Olivo (5, 3rd base off Millwood/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Aviles (7, throw), Olivo (5, throw).
DP: (Aviles-Callaspo-Gload).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood (W, 8-7) 9.0 9 1 1 0 2 0 4.95
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Greinke 6.0 4 1 0 1 5 0 3.72
Ramirez, R (L, 2-2) 2.0 3 1 0 2 0 0 2.95
Oviedo 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.25

WP: Greinke.
IBB: Cruz, N (by Ramirez, R).
HBP: Gathright (by Millwood).
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 94-69, Greinke 101-60, Ramirez, R 25-16, Oviedo 13-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Millwood 14-8, Greinke 10-3, Ramirez, R 5-0, Oviedo 1-2.
Batters faced: Millwood 36, Greinke 25, Ramirez, R 10, Oviedo 4.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:31.
Att: 17,004.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
August 26, 2008
August 26, 2008

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