Royals Rock Rangers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Brian Bannister and Billy Butler were
the stars in Kansas City's 6-to-1 win over Texas.
Bannister blanked the Rangers over seven innings, allowing four
hits and two walks while striking out six. He improved to 7-and-6
with a three-point-42 E-R-A.
Butler launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the first off
loser Jamey Wright, who gave up five runs over six and two-thirds
to slip to 3-and-3. Mark Grudzielanek (gruh-zuh-LAH'-nehk) had
three hits and an R-B-I in the Royals' second straight win.
The Rangers didn't score until the eighth, when Sammy Sosa
belted his 604th career homer. Sosa had two of the Rangers' five
hits.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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