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Home runs power Texas past KC

May 29, 2011 - 4:21 AM Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli and Endy Chavez hit consecutive home runs off Sean O'Sullivan in the second inning, all part of Texas' 10-1 rout of the Royals.

Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz also went deep off O'Sullivan (2-4), who was pounded for 15 hits and 10 runs over 5 2/3 innings. It was the third straight rough start for the right-hander. During that span he's allowed 31 hits and 23 earned runs, raising his season ERA nearly three whole runs to a current 6.75.

"I tried to get as many outs as I could knowing how deep our bullpen had to go recently," O'Sullivan said. "It was about as fun as it looked."

Beltre finished with three RBI and Napoli drove in two for the Rangers, who bounced back from a 12-7 loss in 14 innings on Friday.

The strong offensive showing made a winner of Matt Harrison (5-4). He yielded five hits over six shutout innings and has won two straight starts after losing four consecutive decisions. He left the game with a blister on his pitching hand.

"The last time I had a blister was probably five years ago," Harrison said. "I don't know if it had anything to do with it being so humid out there today. I kept touching my hat and finger's getting wet, rubbing the on the seams it probably popped up."

Matt Treanor drove in the lone run for Kansas City, which lost for the sixth time in its last seven games.

O'Sullivan put two men on base with walks in the first inning and Beltre made him pay with a two-run double to right.

The Rangers then hit three home runs in a seven-pitch span to begin the second inning. Moreland homered to left-center field, Napoli and Chavez followed with blasts over the wall in right.

Beltre started the third with a homer to left for a 6-0 game, and the Rangers tacked on insurance runs in the middle innings. Napoli's sacrifice fly plated Cruz in the fifth.

Josh Hamilton, who was back in the field starting in left for the first time since being activated off the disabled list, doubled home Elvis Andrus in the sixth. Cruz homered to left with two down, ending O'Sullivan's horrible night on the mound as he was replaced by Tim Collins.

Billy Butler scored on Treanor's groundout in the seventh to create the final margin.

Yoshinori Tateyama, pitching in his third major league game, allowed two hits and an unearned run over the final three innings to pick up his first save.

Game Notes

The Rangers have won 15 of their past 20 versus Kansas City...The three straight home runs by the Rangers ties a team record, done four times prior to this season...Kansas City was 1-for-8 with men in scoring position...Cruz and Moreland each had three hits...Cruz came into the game in an 0-for-14 slump...O'Sullivan matched a Kansas City club record with the 15 hits allowed, a record shared with four other Royals pitchers...Harrison has thrown 16 1/3 straight scoreless innings.








  • KANSAS CITY: 1
    TEXAS: 10
    Final

    May 28 9:45 PM


  • Alcides Escobar lined out to short. Runners on second and third with two outs and Alex Gordon due up.

    Royals 1, Rangers 10  Top 7, 2 OutsMay 28 9:19 PM


  • Mitch Moreland flied out to left to end the inning.

    Royals 0, Rangers 10  End 6May 28 9:10 PM


  • Josh Hamilton doubled to center scored Elvis Andrus. Runner on second with none out and Michael Young due up.

    Royals 0, Rangers 8  Bot 6, 0 OutsMay 28 9:02 PM


  • Mike Napoli sacrifice fly out to right scored Nelson Cruz. Runner on first with two outs and Endy Chavez due up.

    Royals 0, Rangers 7  Bot 5, 2 OutsMay 28 8:48 PM


  • Adrian Beltre lead-off Home Run (11) to left. Nelson Cruz due up.

    Royals 0, Rangers 6  Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 28 8:06 PM


  • Ian Kinsler grounded out third to first. None on with one out and Elvis Andrus due up.

    Royals 0, Rangers 5  Bot 2, 1 OutMay 28 7:49 PM


  • Mike Napoli none out, solo Home Run (7) to right. Endy Chavez due up.

    Royals 0, Rangers 4  Bot 2, 0 OutsMay 28 7:46 PM


  • Mitch Moreland lead-off Home Run (6) to left center. Mike Napoli due up.

    Royals 0, Rangers 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsMay 28 7:45 PM


  • Adrian Beltre doubled to right scored Ian Kinsler and Michael Young. Runner on second with two outs and Nelson Cruz due up.

    Royals 0, Rangers 2  Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 28 7:32 PM


  • KANSAS CITY: 0
    TEXAS: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    May 28 7:15 PM
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