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ST19: Rangers beat Royals, 7-6

I didn’t get to hear the start of this game, I came in right as Chan Ho Park was coming out. From the looks of the reports here, I didn’t miss much. While he didn’t give up 618 runs, he did give up 4 earned runs (5 total), which wasn’t stellar, it’s an ERA around 9 or so. Chan Ho also had a wild pitch and a hit batter. Not a whole lot positive to say here. The rest of our pitching (Almanzar, Nelson, Shouse, Mahay) was pretty good, going 4 innings giving up 3 hits and one run. All told, we had 10 strikeouts (5 by Park, 5 by everyone else). K’s are good sign.

Offensively something happened that hadn’t happened yet this spring. Home runs. We had four of them, which is the most we’ve had in a game so far. The HR probably won’t be as prevalent as it used to be in our offense this year. Chicks aren’t the only ones who dig long balls. Other highlights were Soriano’s hitting streak getting to 13 games. Mike Young has a .382 on base percentage for the spring batting leadoff.

It was a see-saw game until we finally took the lead for good in the eighth with a solo shot by Jason Conti. Was kind of surprised that Cordero didn’t come in for the save.

Line Score
CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
TEXAS                0  1  0   2  2  0   1  1  0   7 11  1
KANSAS CITY          0  0  1   4  0  0   1  0  0   6  9  1   FINAL
WP - JEFF NELSON (1-0)
LP - NATHAN FIELD (1-1)
SAVE - RON MAHAY (1)
HOME RUNS:  TEX - HERBERT PERRY (1) OFF JOEY DAWLEY IN THE 4TH
BRAD FULLMER (1) OFF JOEY DAWLEY IN THE 5TH
ALFONSO SORIANO (1) OFF JASON GRIMSLEY IN THE 7TH
JASON CONTI (1) OFF NATHAN FIELD IN THE 8TH
KAN - CARLOS BELTRAN (2) OFF CHAN HO PARK IN THE 4TH
TIME: 3:01                   ATT: 5,508
Box Score
TEXAS (7) AT KANSAS CITY (6)
TEXAS            AB  R  H BI  KANSAS CITY      AB  R  H BI
M Young SS        3  1  1  0  J Gonzalez DH     3  0  0  0
M Alexander SS    1  0  0  0  M Stairs DH       2  0  0  0
H Blalock 3B      4  0  0  0  C Beltran CF      4  1  2  2
D Newhan 2B       1  0  0  0  R Thompson CF     1  0  0  0
A Soriano 2B      4  1  1  1  M Sweeney 1B      3  1  1  0
A Beinbrink 3B    1  0  0  0  C Pickering 1B    1  0  0  0
B Fullmer DH      3  1  1  2  J Randa 3B        3  1  1  0
K Mench PH        1  0  0  0  R Short 3B        1  0  0  0
B Jordan RF       3  1  1  0  A Guiel LF        3  0  1  0
J Conti RF        1  1  1  1  D Brown LF        1  0  1  0
D Dellucci LF     4  1  1  0  D Relaford 2B     1  1  0  0
C Allen LF        0  0  0  0  T Graffanino 2B   1  0  0  0
H Perry 1B        3  1  1  2  A Berroa SS       2  1  1  1
A Gonzalez 1B     0  0  0  0  A Blanco SS       1  0  0  0
L Nix CF          4  0  4  0  D DeJesus RF      4  1  2  1
K Huckaby C       4  0  0  1  A Castillo C      2  0  0  0
A Donachie C      1  0  0  0
TOTALS           37  7 11  7  TOTALS           34  6  9  4
TEXAS                     010 220 110 --  7
KANSAS CITY               001 400 100 --  6
E--R Thompson, A Soriano. DP--TEXAS 1. LOB--TEXAS
6, KANSAS CITY 5. 2B--M Sweeney. 3B--L Nix. HR--C
Beltran 1 (2) (off C Park), J Conti 1 (1) (off N
Field), B Fullmer 1 (1) (off J Dawley), H Perry 1
(1) (off J Dawley), A Soriano 1 (1) (off J
Grimsley). SB--T Graffanino 1 (2), M Young 1 (3).
CS--A Guiel, L Nix.
IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
TEXAS
C Park                             5   6   5   4   1   5   1
C Almanzar                         1   0   0   0   1   1   0
J Nelson (W,1-0)                   1   2   1   1   1   0   0
B Shouse                           1   1   0   0   0   2   0
R Mahay (S,1)                      1   0   0   0   0   2   0
KANSAS CITY
K Appier                           2   2   1   1   2   1   0
J Dawley                           3   5   4   4   0   6   2
S Sullivan                         1   1   0   0   0   0   0
J Grimsley                         1   1   1   1   0   2   1
N Field (L,1-1)                    2   2   1   1   1   1   1
WP--C Park. HBP--A Berroa by C Park. SO--TEX: H
Blalock 2, K Huckaby 2, A Soriano 2, D Dellucci, M
Young, B Jordan, B Fullmer. KAN: C Beltran 2, A
Berroa, A Castillo, T Graffanino, J Randa, D
Relaford, D DeJesus, R Thompson, A Donachie.
BB--TEX: B Fullmer, M Young, A Gonzalez. KAN: A
Castillo, T Graffanino, D Relaford. T--3:01.
A--5,508.