MLB Play by Play - Texas vs. Kansas City

Rangers 1st
J.P. Howell pitching:
Gary Matthews Jr.:Strike looking, Strike looking, Matthews grounded out to second.
Michael Young:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Young grounded out to third.
Mark Teixeira:Ball, Strike looking, Teixeira grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 1st
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Chip Ambres:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ambres singled to center.
Joe McEwing:Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, McEwing grounded into double play third to second to first, Ambres out at second.
Terrence Long:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Long grounded out to pitcher.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Rangers 2nd
J.P. Howell pitching:
Alfonso Soriano:Strike looking, Ball, Soriano singled to center.
Kevin Mench:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Soriano stole second, Soriano to third on Buck's throwing error, Strike looking, Mench grounded out to third.
Hank Blalock:Ball, Ball, Foul, Blalock fouled out to shortstop.
Phil Nevin:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Nevin walked.
Rod Barajas:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Barajas lined out to left.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
Royals 2nd
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Emil Brown:Strike looking, Brown singled to right.
John Buck:Strike looking, Buck grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Brown out at second.
Angel M. Berroa:Ball, Berroa doubled to shallow left center.
Matt Diaz:Foul, Ball, Foul, Diaz singled to center, Berroa scored.
Justin Huber:Huber grounded out to second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Rangers 3rd
J.P. Howell pitching:
Mark DeRosa:Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, DeRosa fouled out to shortstop.
Gary Matthews Jr.:Ball, Ball, Foul, Matthews struck out, reached on wild pitch.
Michael Young:Foul, Ball, Matthews to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Young struck out swinging.
Mark Teixeira:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Teixeira struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 3rd
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Denny Hocking:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hocking doubled to center.
Chip Ambres:Ball, Ambres grounded out to pitcher.
Joe McEwing:Ball, Strike looking, McEwing reached on an infield single.
Terrence Long:Long singled to center, Hocking scored, McEwing to third.
Emil Brown:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Brown grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Long out at second.
End of Inning (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)

Rangers 4th
J.P. Howell pitching:
Alfonso Soriano:Soriano doubled to left.
Kevin Mench:Strike looking, Mench grounded out to third, Soriano to third.
Hank Blalock:Ball, Blalock doubled to right, Soriano scored.
Phil Nevin:Ball, Ball, Ball, Nevin walked.
Rod Barajas:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Barajas homered to left, Blalock and Nevin scored.
Mark DeRosa:Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, DeRosa struck out swinging.
Gary Matthews Jr.:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Matthews lined out to center.
End of Inning (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 4th
Kenny Rogers pitching:
John Buck:Ball, Ball, Buck popped out to second.
Angel M. Berroa:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Berroa lined out to right.
Matt Diaz:Diaz grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)

Rangers 5th
J.P. Howell pitching:
Michael Young:Foul, Ball, Foul, Young struck out swinging.
Mark Teixeira:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Teixeira struck out swinging.
Alfonso Soriano:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Soriano grounded out to shortstop.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 5th
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Justin Huber:Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Huber flied out to right.
Denny Hocking:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hocking walked.
Chip Ambres:Strike looking, Ambres singled to center, Hocking to second.
Joe McEwing:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, McEwing singled to right, Hocking scored, Ambres to third.
Terrence Long:Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Long flied out to left.
Emil Brown:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Brown struck out looking.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Rangers 6th
J.P. Howell pitching:
Kevin Mench:Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Mench singled to shallow left center.
Hank Blalock:Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Blalock grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Mench out at second.
Phil Nevin:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Nevin struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Royals 6th
Kenny Rogers pitching:
John Buck:Ball, Strike swinging, Buck lined out to center.
Angel M. Berroa:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Berroa grounded out to shortstop.
Matt Diaz:Strike looking, Strike swinging, Diaz singled to left center.
Justin Huber:Ball, Ball, Huber grounded into fielder's choice to third, Diaz out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)

Rangers 7th
Ambiorix Burgos pitching:
Rod Barajas:Barajas homered to left.
Mark DeRosa:Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, DeRosa flied out to right.
Gary Matthews Jr.:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Matthews struck out swinging.
Michael Young:Ball, Young hit by pitch.
Mark Teixeira:Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Teixeira struck out swinging.
End of Inning (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
Royals 7th
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Denny Hocking:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hocking grounded out to shortstop.
Chip Ambres:Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ambres flied out to center.
Joe McEwing:Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, McEwing struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

Rangers 8th
Jeremy Affeldt pitching:
Alfonso Soriano:Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Soriano singled to right, Soriano to second on right fielder Brown's fielding error.
Kevin Mench:Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mench walked.
Hank Blalock:Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Blalock lined out to right, Soriano to third.
Phil Nevin:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Nevin grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Mench out at second.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
Royals 8th
Kenny Rogers pitching:
Terrence Long:Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Long doubled to center.
Emil Brown:Steve Karsay relieved Kenny Rogers, Ball, Brown flied out to right, Long to third.
John Buck:Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Buck walked.
Angel M. Berroa:Ball, Foul, Berroa singled to center, Long scored, Buck to second.
Brian Shouse relieved Steve Karsay
Aaron C. Guiel hit for Matt Diaz
Paul Phillips hit for Aaron C. Guiel.
Paul Phillips:Strike looking, Ball, Phillips reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Buck to third, Berroa out at second.
Justin Huber:Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Huber walked, Phillips to second.
Denny Hocking:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hocking struck out looking.
End of Inning (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)

Rangers 9th
Jeremy Affeldt pitching:
Rod Barajas:Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barajas flied out to center.
Mark DeRosa:Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, DeRosa grounded out to second.
Gary Matthews Jr.:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Matthews struck out looking.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
Royals 9th
Francisco Cordero pitching:
Chip Ambres:Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ambres walked.
Joe McEwing:Bunt foul, Ball, McEwing sacrificed to pitcher, Ambres to second.
Terrence Long:Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Long grounded out to second.
Emil Brown:Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Brown struck out swinging.
End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)

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