The Royals lost 7-2 on Sunday to Texas and this time the game was decided on a ball lost in the sun. It was just another way the Royals found a way to lose. Sidney Ponson finally put together a good outing, but the miscue led to the Royals 13th loss in 15 games.
With runners at the corners and two out in the seventh, Ian Kinsler hit a high popup into shallow right. Callaspo couldn’t see it from the start, and he looked to his right at shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt for help. Callaspo was able to locate the ball at the last moment, but it ricocheted off his glove for an error.
The Rangers’ Nelson Cruz scored on the play, and Texas would add two more unearned runs before the end of the inning.
Rangers Starter Kevin Millwood, left after two innings with an injury and reliever Dustin Nippert combined to throw 6 2/3 shutout innings before Alex Gordon singled home Mark Teahen in the bottom of the seventh.