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Cruz can't save his starter
Royals 6, Rangers 5
Kevin Millwood is removed by manager Ron Washington in the third inning.  (Dick Whipple/AP)
 Cruz's second two-run shot
 Cruz's first two-run shot
The Rangers dropped their second straight game to the Royals in Kansas City, as Kevin Millwood lasted only 2 2/3 innings and gave up nine hits and six runs while throwing 77 pitches. Nelson Cruz hit two homers in a losing effort, his fourth and fifth of the season.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (46-58)
Lost 2
Kansas City 6, Texas 5   KC
Kansas City (46-57)
Won 3
July 28, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2   5 9 0
Kansas City
0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 X   6 13 0
Standings thru 7/28/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Royals Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, 2B4000001.192
  b-Vazquez, PH1000011.251
Young, SS5030002.300
Teixeira, 1B4010002.298
Sosa, DH4000024.242
Byrd, CF4000013.337
Laird, C4110010.237
Wilkerson, LF3210111.225
Cruz, RF3225100.197
Metcalf, 3B3000031.237
  a-Catalanotto, PH1010000.232
  1-Relaford, PR0000000.115
Totals365952915 

a-Doubled for Metcalf in the 9th. b-Struck out for Hairston in the 9th.
1-Ran for Catalanotto in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Young (28, Perez), Laird (12, Perez), Catalanotto (11, Dotel).
HR: Cruz 2 (5, 2nd inning off Perez, 1 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Dotel, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Young 4; Teixeira; Laird 2; Wilkerson; Cruz 8; Catalanotto 2.
RBI: Cruz 5 (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd 2; Young.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Young (9, 3rd base off Perez/Buck).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Byrd (Buck at 3rd base).
DP: 3 (Hairston-Young-Teixeira, Young-Teixeira, Teixeira-Laird-Metcalf).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF3011102.279
Grudzielanek, 2B3001002.304
Teahen, RF4000014.280
Butler, DH4020001.315
Gload, 1B4110012.284
Gordon, 3B4110002.245
Brown, LF4230000.235
Buck, C3132100.243
Pena, SS3122001.284
Totals3261362214 

BATTING
2B: Brown 2 (9, Millwood, Francisco), Gload (12, Millwood).
TB: DeJesus; Butler 2; Gload 2; Gordon; Brown 5; Buck 3; Pena 2.
RBI: Buck 2 (35), Grudzielanek (35), Pena 2 (35), DeJesus (40).
2-out RBI: Buck; Grudzielanek; DeJesus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler; Teahen 2.
S: Pena.
GIDP: Pena; Gordon.
Team LOB: 7.

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (L, 7-9)2.29661105.95
Eyre 3.02000003.99
Rheinecker 1.11000103.18
Francisco 0.11001004.17
Wilson 0.20000002.54
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez (W, 6-9)6.07330415.73
Riske (H, 11)1.00001102.22
Greinke (H, 9)1.00000204.33
Dotel (S, 11)1.02221213.91

HBP: DeJesus (by Millwood), Grudzielanek (by Millwood).
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 77-47, Eyre 31-20, Rheinecker 19-11, Francisco 11-6, Wilson 3-1, Perez 91-64, Riske 13-7, Greinke 16-11, Dotel 27-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Millwood 5-1, Eyre 4-5, Rheinecker 2-1, Francisco 1-0, Wilson 2-0, Perez 6-8, Riske 0-2, Greinke 1-0, Dotel 0-1.
Batters faced: Millwood 19, Eyre 10, Rheinecker 4, Francisco 3, Wilson 1, Perez 25, Riske 4, Greinke 3, Dotel 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 1-0, Wilson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Todd Tichenor. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 88 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Varies.
T: 3:01.
Att: 27,700.

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