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Guillen drives in five as Royals top Rangers

Apr 30, 2008 - 5:04 AM ARLINGTON, Texas (Ticker) -- Jose Guillen homered and had five RBI as the Kansas City Royals posted a 9-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday in the opener of a three-game series.

Mark Teahen tripled and drove in three runs and Mark Grudzielanek added four hits and scored three runs for the Royals, who have won three of their last four contests.

Michael Young, Josh Hamilton and Ramon Vazquez all had two hits and an RBI for the Rangers, who have lost nine of their last 11 games.

Guillen blasted a two-run shot over the left field wall in the fourth inning to extend Kansas City's advantage to 7-2.

The 31-year-old Guillen also started a three-run first inning with an RBI groundout. He added a two-run single in the second to give the Royals an early 5-0 lead.

"Sometimes you get lucky in situations where they hang those breaking pitches," Guillen said. "Fortunately, it happened tonight twice."

Texas starter Jason Jennings (0-5) left the game in the third inning with an irritated ulnar nerve in his right arm. He was roughed up for five runs and eight hits with a walk and no strikeouts in just two-plus innings.

"He got the ball up and when you do that against a good hitting team like this, they're going to smack the ball around the ballpark like they did tonight," Rangers manager Ron Washington said.

The Rangers quickly began chipping away at the lead after Jennings' departure, plating two runs in the third and three more in the next frame. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Young both had RBI doubles in the fourth, helping Texas cut the deficit to 7-5.

Teahen smacked a two-run triple down right-field line in the eighth to give the Royals a 9-5 advantage.

"It was good to see the offense come alive tonight. We caught a couple of breaks early with some balls that found holes," Royals manager Trey Hillman said. "Obviously, I would have liked to have seen the pitching hold up, but we're glad to get the win."

Kansas starter Brett Tomko lasted just 3 1/3 frames, surrendering five runs and seven hits with three walks with three strikeouts. He was replaced by Ron Mahay (1-0), who pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win.

"I just left too many pitches up," Tomko said. "It's not fun when you go out there with a big lead and not be able to finish it off."

Hamilton's run-scoring single in the third gave him 28 RBI in April, tying him with Alex Rodriguez (2002) for second behind Juan Gonzalez' 35 RBI in 1998 for the club record in that month.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    KANSAS CITY 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 9 14 1
    TEXAS 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: KAN - BRETT TOMKO, RON MAHAY (4TH), JIMMY GOBBLE (6TH), RAMON
    RAMIREZ (7TH), JOAKIM SORIA (9TH) AND MIGUEL OLIVO
    TEX - JASON JENNINGS, SCOTT FELDMAN (3RD), JAMEY WR

    Apr 29 11:46 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY MARK TEAHEN SCORED MARK GRUDZIELANEK AND JOEY
    GATHRIGHT.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M TEAHEN ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 9
    TEXAS 5 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: B BUTLER (.292, 2-FOR-4)

    Royals 9, Rangers 5  Top 8, 0 OutsApr 29 11:07 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MICHAEL YOUNG SCORED RAMON VAZQUEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M YOUNG ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 7
    TEXAS 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J HAMILTON (.346, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Royals 7, Rangers 5  Bot 4, 0 OutsApr 29 9:46 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RAMON VAZQUEZ SCORED JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R VAZQUEZ ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 7
    TEXAS 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: G DURAN (.182, 1-FOR-1)

    Royals 7, Rangers 4  Bot 4, 0 OutsApr 29 9:43 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA SCORED FRANK CATALANOTTO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J SALTALAMACCHIA ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 7
    TEXAS 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: R VAZQUEZ (.185, 0-FOR-1)

    Royals 7, Rangers 3  Bot 4, 0 OutsApr 29 9:41 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JOSE GUILLEN (3) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF SCOTT FELDMAN SCORED ALEX GORDON.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 7, TEXAS 2
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M TEAHEN (.266, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Royals 7, Rangers 2  Top 4, 0 OutsApr 29 9:34 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY DAVID MURPHY SCORED MICHAEL YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J HAMILTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 5
    TEXAS 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: C SHELTON (.000, 0-FOR-1)

    Royals 5, Rangers 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsApr 29 9:26 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSH HAMILTON SCORED GERMAN DURAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J HAMILTON ON FIRST, M YOUNG ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 5
    TEXAS 1 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M BRADLEY (.316, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Royals 5, Rangers 1  Bot 3, 0 OutsApr 29 9:17 PM
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    Royals 5, Rangers 0  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 29 8:56 PM


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    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE GUILLEN SCORED DAVID DEJESUS AND MARK
    GRUDZIELANEK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J GUILLEN ON FIRST, A GORDON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 5
    TEXAS 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M TEAHEN (.269, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Royals 5, Rangers 0  Top 2, 0 OutsApr 29 8:42 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    KANSAS CITY 3 3 4 0
    TEXAS 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: KAN - BRETT TOMKO
    TEX - JASON JENNINGS

    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: I KINSLER (.298, 1 HR, 12 RBI)
    M YOUNG (.301, 3 HR, 10 RBI)
    J HAMILTON (.333, 5 HR, 27 RBI)

    Royals 3, Rangers 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 29 8:19 PM
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