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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 14, 2007
Millwood still good
Davies takes tough loss
Kyle Davies allowed four runs in five-plus innings before tiring in the sixth. Davies left in line for the win, but the bullpen could not hold the lead, surrendering a three-run shot to Gerald Laird, which proved the winning margin. Billy Butler tallied two hits and an RBI in the losing effort.
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Rangers 5, Royals 3
Kevin Millwood's roller-coaster year continued with an impressive win on Tuesday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Arms, bats in sync
Kevin Millwood was dominant and the Rangers bats provided enough offense for him to notch his eighth win. Millwood allowed just one earned run and struck out nine in seven innings of work. Michael Young hit a solo blast and Gerald Laird added a three-run shot in the win.
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Kansas City (52-66)
Lost 1
Texas 5, Kansas City 3   TEX
Texas (52-66)
Won 2
August 14, 2007
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Kansas City
1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   3 4 0
0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 X   5 10 2
Standings thru 8/14/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Rangers Stats
DeJesus, CF4000000.275
Grudzielanek, 2B3220100.302
Teahen, RF4000023.289
Butler, DH3121100.302
  1-Pena, PR-DH0000000.272
Gload, 1B3000001.286
  a-German, PH-3B0000000.284
Gordon, 3B-1B4000034.242
Brown, LF4000020.230
Smith, SS2000220.202
LaRue, C3000021.149
  b-Buck, PH1000001.227

a-Hit by pitch for Gload in the 8th. b-Grounded into a double play for LaRue in the 9th.
1-Ran for Butler in the 8th.

2B: Grudzielanek (24, Millwood).
TB: Grudzielanek 3; Butler 2.
RBI: Butler (34).
2-out RBI: Butler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gordon 3.
GIDP: Buck.
Team LOB: 6.

Catalanotto, LF4010000.251
  Murphy, LF0000000.556
Kinsler, 2B4010001.252
Young, SS4121022.307
Byrd, CF4120002.319
Botts, DH2110210.244
Cruz, RF4111004.209
Laird, C4123012.235
Saltalamacchia, 1B4000023.254
  Wilkerson, 1B0000000.232
Vazquez, 3B4000030.238

2B: Catalanotto (15, Davies), Laird (14, Davies), Byrd (14, Davies).
HR: Young (7, 4th inning off Davies, 0 on, 0 out), Laird (7, 6th inning off Riske, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Catalanotto 2; Kinsler; Young 5; Byrd 3; Botts; Cruz; Laird 6.
RBI: Young (64), Cruz (22), Laird 3 (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Saltalamacchia 2; Young; Cruz.
Team LOB: 7.

SB: Kinsler (15, 2nd base off Davies/LaRue).

E: Saltalamacchia 2 (6, fielding, throw).
DP: (Young-Kinsler-Wilkerson).

Davies (L, 5-9)5.08441715.72
Riske (BS, 2)2.02111112.28
Bale 1.00000103.46
Millwood (W, 8-9)7.04311905.63
Benoit (H, 14)0.20002102.71
Wilson (S, 5)1.10001102.17

Davies pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

WP: Davies.
HBP: German (by Wilson).
Pitches-strikes: Davies 98-65, Riske 34-22, Bale 13-10, Millwood 102-66, Benoit 18-8, Wilson 17-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Davies 4-4, Riske 1-4, Bale 2-0, Millwood 5-7, Benoit 0-1, Wilson 3-0.
Batters faced: Davies 24, Riske 9, Bale 3, Millwood 27, Benoit 4, Wilson 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Riske 2-2, Wilson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: John Hirschbeck. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 99 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 23,906.

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