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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 15, 2007
Young's guns
Meche tough-luck loser
Gil Meche probably deserved a better fate than the loss he endured on Wednesday, but the Royals managed only one run in support of their righty ace. After several rough outings against the Rangers earlier in his career, Meche rebounded, allowing three earned runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings of work on a hot night.
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 Buck's RBI double
Rangers 4, Royals 3
Michael Young strokes his go-ahead double in the sixth inning on Wednesday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Padilla impresses in return
Vicente Padilla did not hang around long enough to benefit from Michael Young's go-ahead two-run double in the sixth, but his five-inning performance was encouraging for the Rangers nonetheless. Padilla allowed only an unearned run in the start, and the Rangers bullpen kept the Royals in check the rest of the way.
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 Young's two-run double
 Byrd throws runner out at home
 Wilson induces ground-ball double play
Kansas City (52-67)
Lost 2
Texas 4, Kansas City 3   TEX
Texas (53-66)
Won 3
August 15, 2007
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Kansas City
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 8 2
0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 X   4 6 2
Standings thru 8/15/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Rangers Stats
DeJesus, CF4110021.275
Grudzielanek, 2B4000021.298
Teahen, RF4000031.286
Butler, DH3010010.302
  1-Smith, PR-DH0000000.202
  a-Brown, PH-DH1100000.229
Gload, 1B3020000.291
  b-German, PH0100100.284
Gordon, 3B4010015.242
Buck, C3011122.229
Gathright, LF4011014.339
Pena, SS3010113.272

a-Reached on error for Smith in the 9th. b-Walked for Gload in the 9th.
1-Ran for Butler in the 7th.

2B: Gordon (25, Padilla), Butler (12, Wood), Buck (16, Wilson).
TB: DeJesus; Butler 2; Gload 2; Gordon 2; Buck 2; Gathright; Pena.
RBI: Buck (40), Gathright (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena.
GIDP: Pena.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Brown (9, 2nd base off Wilson/Laird).

E: Pena (20, throw), Gobble (1, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Meche-Pena-Gload, Gload-Pena-Meche).

Catalanotto, LF3000011.248
  a-Sosa, PH1000001.243
  Murphy, LF0000000.556
Kinsler, 2B4221020.255
Young, SS4012000.306
Byrd, CF4010010.318
Botts, DH4000023.224
Cruz, RF3120000.216
Laird, C2000001.234
Saltalamacchia, 1B1000200.253
Vazquez, 3B2100112.236

a-Grounded out for Catalanotto in the 7th.

2B: Young (32, Meche).
HR: Kinsler (15, 8th inning off Peralta, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 5; Young 2; Byrd; Cruz 2.
RBI: Young 2 (66), Kinsler (42).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sosa.
S: Laird.
GIDP: Vazquez; Botts.
Team LOB: 4.

E: Laird (9, throw), Saltalamacchia (7, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Cruz (Pena at home), Byrd (Smith at home).
DP: 2 (Byrd-Laird, Vazquez-Kinsler-Saltalamacchia).

Meche (L, 7-11)6.15323403.90
Gobble 0.10000103.05
Peralta 1.11110213.63
Padilla 5.04100806.30
Wood (W, 3-1)1.02000104.34
Francisco (H, 15)1.00001104.69
Benoit (H, 15)1.00001302.67
Wilson (S, 6)1.02211002.29

Wood pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Meche.
Pitches-strikes: Meche 105-65, Gobble 4-3, Peralta 15-11, Padilla 80-59, Wood 14-9, Francisco 14-9, Benoit 16-11, Wilson 22-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Meche 8-7, Gobble 0-0, Peralta 1-1, Padilla 5-1, Wood 0-2, Francisco 0-2, Benoit 0-0, Wilson 2-1.
Batters faced: Meche 26, Gobble 1, Peralta 5, Padilla 18, Wood 5, Francisco 3, Benoit 4, Wilson 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Gobble 2-1, Peralta 1-0, Francisco 2-0.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 97 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 24,529.

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