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Boxscore > Texas 9, Kansas City 7
Fullmer blasts Rangers past KC
The Rangers looked like they were headed to their second loss in three games on Thursday, but they kicked their offense into another gear when it was needed. Michael Young tied it up with a solo blast in the ninth, then Brad Fullmer launched another homer on the heels of a Hank Blalock triple.
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Brad Fullmer circles the bases after his two-run shot in the ninth inning. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
The Royals almost walked away with their second series win of the season on Thursday, but the Rangers threw a wrench in those plans. Reliever Curtis Leskanic capped a rough day for pitchers of both teams by surrendering the tying and game-winning home runs in the top of the ninth inning.
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Texas (13-9)
Won 1
Texas 9, Kansas City 7  
Kansas City (7-13)
Lost 1
April 29, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 3   9 13 1
Kansas City
1 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0   7 11 2
Standings through 4/29/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Royals Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, M, SS5221012.368
Blalock, 3B5120013.337
Soriano, 2B4011032.341
Perry, DH2000011.270
a-Fullmer, PH-DH3112001.246
Teixeira, 1B4110102.276
Mench, RF4100004.298
Young, E, LF4121001.390
Laird, C0000000.346
Nix, CF3121100.365
Barajas, C3123001.231
b-Dellucci, PH-LF1000010.308
Totals3891392717 

a-Reached on error for Perry in the 5th. b-Struck out for Barajas in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Young, M (6, Reyes).
3B: Nix (1, Reyes), Blalock (1, Leskanic).
HR: Barajas (2, 2nd inning off Reyes, 1 on, 2 out), Young, M (3, 9th inning off Leskanic, 0 on, 1 out), Fullmer (3, 9th inning off Leskanic, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Young, M 6; Blalock 4; Soriano; Fullmer 4; Teixeira; Young, E 2; Nix 4; Barajas 5.
RBI: Nix (14), Barajas 3 (4), Young, E (4), Soriano (13), Young, M (14), Fullmer 2 (12).
2-out RBI: Nix, Barajas 2, Fullmer 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mench 2.
SF: Soriano.
GIDP: Blalock.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Teixeira (1, 2nd base off Reyes/Stinnett).
CS: Soriano (2, 3rd base by Reyes/Stinnett), Young, E (3, 2nd base by Reyes/Stinnett).

FIELDING
E: Teixeira (1, throw).
PB: Barajas (1).
DP: (Soriano-Teixeira).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Graffanino, 2B4220010.347
Beltran, CF4232010.320
Sweeney, 1B5021003.323
Stairs, RF3110013.304
DeJesus, RF1000010.077
Harvey, DH3101214.400
Randa, 3B3012003.310
Guiel, LF4000014.200
Stinnett, C3111101.375
Relaford, SS4010002.400
Totals3471173620 

BATTING
2B: Graffanino (3, Park).
HR: Beltran (8, 1st inning off Park, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Graffanino 3; Beltran 6; Sweeney 2; Stairs; Randa; Stinnett; Relaford.
RBI: Beltran 2 (19), Sweeney (15), Randa 2 (8), Stinnett (2), Harvey (9).
2-out RBI: Stinnett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guiel 2, Sweeney.
S: Graffanino.
SF: Randa 2, Beltran.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Reyes (1, drop ball), Sullivan (1, throw).
DP: (Sullivan-Relaford-Sweeney).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Park 4.17642415.64
Mahay 1.03110004.15
Powell 0.20001001.86
Almanzar (W, 3-0)2.00000102.77
Cordero (S, 7)1.01000101.93
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Reyes 4.07552314.73
Sullivan 2.03110106.00
Huisman (H, 1)2.00000100.00
Leskanic (BS, 3)(L, 0-3)1.033302210.80

Reyes pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

WP: Park, Cordero, Reyes 2.
HBP: Guiel (by Park), Stairs (by Mahay).
Pitches-strikes: Park 81-50, Mahay 31-20, Powell 8-4, Almanzar 14-13, Cordero 20-14, Reyes 79-43, Sullivan 24-18, Huisman 13-12, Leskanic 18-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Park 3-6, Mahay 0-3, Powell 0-2, Almanzar 3-2, Cordero 1-1, Reyes 5-2, Sullivan 4-1, Huisman 3-2, Leskanic 0-1.
Batters faced: Park 24, Mahay 7, Powell 2, Almanzar 6, Cordero 4, Reyes 20, Sullivan 9, Huisman 6, Leskanic 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 1-1, Powell 3-1, Sullivan 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 64 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 3:04.
Att: 13,663.

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