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G68: Rangers can’t sweep anyone again, lose 6-5

We just can’t break out the brooms. Thought we had it in hand, but the Royals came back and beat us like we beat them the previous two games, although with not as many runs on the scoreboard. :)
It started off with the major league debut of Eric Hurley for the Rangers. Eric sounded like he was pretty decent. He got burnt by a few home run balls – all four runs Eric gave up were to the longball. For a major league debut, going six, giving up four on six hits and three strikeouts – but more importantly, no walks! All in all, I’d say it was a pretty good start. Assuming he stays in rotation, and isn’t sent back out again, his next opponent will likely be the Atlanta Braves back home, a slightly better hitting team than the Royals. Let’s see what happened.
Offensively, we were held to just seven hits, but they were efficient, as we pushed across five runs on them. KC didn’t help much, giving up just one walk all day. Michael Young took another ofer for the second game in a row, dropping his average below 300 again (to .299). Josh Hamilton was the only Ranger with more than one hit (two doubles), the other five were scattered, although two of them were back to back home runs by German Duran (three run) & Ian Kinsler (solo).
The game was lost by Frank Francisco, who gave up the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the eighth, losing it for Hurley. Oh well. On to Shea Stadium and the Mets.

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