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Royals use Pickering and roll
Scott Erickson struggled with his command as the Rangers saw their win streak snapped at eight with a loss to the Royals in the series finale.
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Calvin Pickering hit a grand slam and a two-run homer in Sunday's win. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Calvin Pickering hit two homers and had six RBIs as Zack Greinke and the Royals avoided the sweep.
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Pickering's big day

Texas (69-53)
Lost 1
Kansas City 10, Texas 2  
Kansas City (44-77)
Won 1
August 22, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 8 0
Kansas City
0 0 5 0 4 0 1 0 X   10 10 1
Standings through 8/22/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Royals Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, 2B4020000.281
Young, E, 2B1000000.311
Dellucci, LF4000121.262
Young, M, SS3000003.316
Alexander, SS2000000.143
Blalock, 3B3120100.274
Teixeira, 1B3010113.267
1-Barajas, PR-1B1100002.238
Nix, CF4020001.274
Mench, DH3010104.268
Matthews, RF4001015.261
Laird, C4000025.231
Totals362814624 


1-Ran for Teixeira in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano (26, Greinke), Teixeira (27, Greinke).
TB: Soriano 3; Blalock 2; Teixeira 2; Nix 2; Mench.
RBI: Matthews (33).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira, Mench, Young, M, Laird 3, Barajas.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
PB: Laird (6).
DP: (Young, M-Soriano-Teixeira).
Pickoffs: Laird (DeJesus at 2nd base).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF1110100.272
a-Relaford, PH-CF1012000.227
Gotay, 2B4001034.188
Randa, 3B4110002.277
Stairs, 1B4110102.263
Nunez, RF4210111.215
Pickering, DH3226100.667
Guiel, LF2100200.140
Castillo, C3110110.255
Blanco, SS4121003.317
Totals301010107512 

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for DeJesus in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Nunez (5, Benoit), Blanco (2, Shouse), Relaford (10, Shouse).
3B: DeJesus (2, Erickson).
HR: Pickering 2 (2, 3rd inning off Erickson, 3 on, 1 out; 5th inning off Benoit, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: DeJesus 3; Relaford 2; Randa; Stairs; Nunez 2; Pickering 8; Castillo; Blanco 3.
RBI: Gotay (6), Pickering 6 (6), Blanco (5), Relaford 2 (22).
2-out RBI: Relaford.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blanco 2, Stairs, Randa, Gotay.
SF: Gotay, Relaford.
GIDP: Nunez.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: DeJesus (7, 3rd base by Erickson/Laird).
PO: DeJesus (2nd base by Laird).

FIELDING
E: Randa (10, fielding).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Erickson (L, 1-4)3.04556016.67
Benoit 1.24441216.22
Shouse 2.12110202.76
Brocail 1.00000106.97
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke (W, 6-9)6.06002404.40
Reyes 2.02221104.83
Affeldt 1.00001104.62

WP: Benoit.
Balk: Reyes.
HBP: DeJesus (by Benoit), Randa (by Benoit), Blalock (by Greinke).
Pitches-strikes: Erickson 84-45, Benoit 62-37, Shouse 37-26, Brocail 9-7, Greinke 98-69, Reyes 33-22, Affeldt 19-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Erickson 6-2, Benoit 1-2, Shouse 2-3, Brocail 1-1, Greinke 4-10, Reyes 2-3, Affeldt 0-2.
Batters faced: Erickson 17, Benoit 12, Shouse 9, Brocail 3, Greinke 27, Reyes 9, Affeldt 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 81 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:57.
Att: 22,286.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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