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Royals take down Texas
Royals 6, Rangers 1
Billy Butler got things going for the Royals with a three-run homer in the first.  (Ed Zurga/AP)
 Butler's three-run shot
 Grudzielanek's RBI single
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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Series at a glance:
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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