KC Sweeps First-Place Texas

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Rosado

June 1: Kansas City 3, Texas 1

Jose Rosado was on fire. It was his first game of the year in which he walked none and first game in which he allowed no earned runs. George Brett, Mike Sweeney, and Darrell Porter each punched one single and one double.

                  R H BB
TEX 000 000 100 - 1 4  0
KC  201 000 00x - 3 9  2

HR: none

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
J. Matlack  7.1  3  3  0  2  3  
J. Rosado   8.0  1  0  0  0  2 

TEX 28-24, KC 24-29

June 2: Kansas City 4, Texas 2

Mark Gubicza had his impeccable command working too, and KC pitchers made it two straight games without allowing a walk. Only Alex Rodriguez ever made it past first base for Texas, knocking a double and a homer and scoring both Texas runs. Hal McRae swatted three singles and back-up catcher Salvador Perez picked up his first dinger.

                  R H BB
TEX 000 101 000 - 2 7  0
KC  001 021 00x - 4 8  3

HR: A. Rodriguez (13), S. Perez (1)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
C. Hough    6.0  4  4  1  3  2  
M. Gubicza  6.0  2  2  1  0  4 

TEX 28-25, KC 25-29

June 3: Kansas City 7, Texas 5

Adrian Beltre finally drew a walk in Texas’s 71st plate appearance of the series, and Rafael Palmeiro followed it up with a two run shot to open up an early 3-0 lead for the Rangers. But the KC bats were all hot, knocking a combined 14 hits that included five doubles and two homers.

The game was tied at five in the bottom of the eighth before Frank White doubled, Alcides Escobar singled him home, and George Brett drove in Escobar for an insurance run. Wade Davis threw a perfect seventh, and Jeff Montgomery was perfect in the eighth and ninth to complete the sweep. KC jumped from fifth to third place.

The teams now head to Texas for the back end of a home-and-home series.

                  R  H BB
TEX 120 002 000 - 5  9  4
KC  020 012 02x - 7 14  2

HR: R. Palmeiro (12), J. Mayberry (8), H. McRae (4)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
G. Perry    6.0  5  3  2  0  3  
D. Jackson  5.2  5  5  1  3  2 

TEX 28-26, KC 26-29
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