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Rangers earn sweep
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Rangers 3, Royals 2
Matt Harrison allowed two runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
Matt Harrison turned in another quality start, but was in line to lose the pitchers' duel until a game-tying two-out double and subsequent run from batterymate Jarrod Saltalamacchia gave Texas a sweep at The K for the first time in club history.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (66-68)
Won 3
Texas 3, Kansas City 2   KC
Kansas City (56-77)
Lost 3
August 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0   3 9 0
Kansas City
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 7 2
Standings thru 8/27/08  |  Recap: TEX | KC  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Royals stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .344
Boggs, LF 4 1 2 1 0 2 0 .236
Young, M, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .287
Bradley, DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .323
Blalock, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .255
Byrd, CF 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 .299
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250
Davis, C, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .274
Saltalamacchia, C 4 1 3 1 0 1 1 .254
Totals 35 3 9 2 1 9 13  

BATTING
2B: Saltalamacchia 2 (13, Bannister, B, Bannister, B), Davis, C (14, Bannister, B).
HR: Boggs (8, 4th inning off Bannister, B, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Saltalamacchia 5; Davis, C 3; Bradley; Boggs 5; Byrd.
RBI: Boggs (36), Saltalamacchia (26).
2-out RBI: Saltalamacchia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Arias; Young, M.
GIDP: Cruz, N, Arias.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
PO: Davis, C (1st base by Olivo).

FIELDING
PB: Saltalamacchia (6).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Aviles, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .324
Callaspo, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .284
DeJesus, CF 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .290
Guillen, J, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .249
Butler, B, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .269
Olivo, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .264
Gload, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .274
Teahen, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .242
German, E, LF 4 1 2 1 0 2 1 .240
Totals 34 2 7 2 2 7 18  

BATTING
2B: German, E (12, Harrison, M), Butler, B (18, Harrison, M).
TB: Teahen; DeJesus; Guillen, J; Butler, B 3; German, E 3.
RBI: German, E (19), DeJesus (59).
2-out RBI: DeJesus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeJesus 2; Teahen 2; Guillen, J.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Teahen (5, throw), Bannister, B (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Aviles-Callaspo-Gload 2).
Pickoffs: Olivo (Davis, C at 1st base).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harrison, M (W, 6-3) 6.2 7 2 1 2 4 0 5.67
Benoit (H, 11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.18
Wright, J (H, 15) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.17
Francisco, F (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.71
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bannister, B (L, 7-14) 6.2 6 3 2 1 8 1 5.75
Ramirez, R 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.93
Wells, K 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.81

HBP: Byrd (by Bannister, B).
Pitches-strikes: Harrison, M 99-67, Benoit 7-5, Wright, J 12-9, Francisco, F 9-7, Bannister, B 102-69, Ramirez, R 6-4, Wells, K 20-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Harrison, M 9-3, Benoit 0-0, Wright, J 2-1, Francisco, F 1-0, Bannister, B 5-4, Ramirez, R 0-0, Wells, K 2-1.
Batters faced: Harrison, M 29, Benoit 1, Wright, J 3, Francisco, F 3, Bannister, B 28, Ramirez, R 2, Wells, K 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Benoit 2-0, Ramirez, R 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 85 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, R to L.
T: 2:29.
Att: 12,662.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
August 27, 2008
August 27, 2008

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