Royals’ fans have been waiting for this game and it happened in the series opener at Texas. Jose Guillen busted out, at least for one game, going 2 for 5 with his third home run of the year and five RBI as the Royals beat the Texas Rangers 9-5.
The nine runs were the most the Royals have scored this season. Mark Grudzielanek returned from five games off with a back ailment and banged three doubles and a single. Mark Teahen ripped a two-run triple in the eighth inning to seal the win and finished with three RBIs.
Royals’ starter Brett Tomko was knocked out in the fourth inning after surrendering five runs, but the bullpen was able to shut down the Rangers.
Four relievers were brought into the mix with Ron Mahay getting the win relieving Tomko, Jimmy Gobble, Ramon Ramirez and Joakim Soria, all combined for 5 2/3 scoreless innings.