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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 05, 2007
Rangers hold on, win series
Late bid for KC win stalls
After scoring eight runs on Tuesday, the Royals struggled to get anything going in Wednesday night's finale. The bats mustered just five hits -- although one was a two-run homer by John Buck in the seventh inning -- but they weren't enough to complete the comeback.
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 Buck's two-run home run
Rangers 3, Royals 2
Vicente Padilla improved his record to 5-9 with his win on Wednesday night. (LM Otero/AP)
Series at a glance:
Padilla, Blalock lead Texas
Right-hander Vicnete Padilla held the Royals scoreless on two hits over six innings of work and Hank Blalock drove in two of the Rangers' three runs as they won the finale of their three-game series. Michael Young plated a run with an RBI single in the fifth inning.
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 Blalock's two-RBI reel
 Young's one-run single
KC
Kansas City (62-77)
Lost 2
Texas 3, Kansas City 2   TEX
Texas (65-74)
Won 2
September 5, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 6 1
Texas
0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 X   3 6 0
Standings thru 9/5/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF3010110.269
Grudzielanek, 2B4010012.305
Teahen, RF3010111.290
Sweeney, DH2000002.257
  a-Costa, PH-DH1000000.233
Gordon, 3B4010014.250
Butler, 1B4000000.300
Gathright, LF4110000.318
Buck, C4112020.231
Pena, SS3000010.257
Totals32262279 

a-Grounded out for Sweeney in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Buck (18, 7th inning off Littleton, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: DeJesus; Grudzielanek; Teahen; Gordon; Gathright; Buck 4.
RBI: Buck 2 (47).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gordon 2.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
PO: Gordon (1st base by Wright).

FIELDING
E: Butler (2, pickoff).
DP: (Grudzielanek-Pena).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, 1B2110100.270
  Byrd, CF0000000.300
Kinsler, 2B4000003.269
Young, SS3021101.308
Botts, LF4000015.216
  Cruz, RF0000000.212
Wilkerson, RF-1B3210120.240
Murphy, CF-LF4000022.373
Blalock, DH3022110.285
Laird, C3000013.222
Vazquez, 3B3000002.240
Totals293634716 

BATTING
2B: Blalock (12, Davies).
TB: Catalanotto; Young 2; Wilkerson; Blalock 3.
RBI: Blalock 2 (22), Young (71).
2-out RBI: Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Botts; Vazquez 2.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wilkerson (3, 2nd base off Davies/Buck).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Wright (Gordon at 1st base).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Davies (L, 6-12)5.03214505.81
Bale 1.02110004.34
Braun 1.01000006.27
Soria 1.00000202.56
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 5-9)6.02002506.01
Littleton (H, 1)0.22220013.82
White (H, 1)0.21000100.00
Wright (H, 1)0.21000003.84
Benoit (S, 3)1.00000102.58

HBP: Catalanotto (by Davies), Sweeney (by Padilla).
Pitches-strikes: Davies 87-49, Bale 14-11, Braun 9-6, Soria 7-7, Padilla 90-60, Littleton 14-10, White 10-6, Wright 14-8, Benoit 18-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Davies 3-7, Bale 1-2, Braun 2-1, Soria 1-0, Padilla 7-6, Littleton 1-1, White 0-1, Wright 1-0, Benoit 1-1.
Batters faced: Davies 22, Bale 5, Braun 4, Soria 3, Padilla 23, Littleton 4, White 3, Wright 2, Benoit 3.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 84 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:43.
Att: 17,232.

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