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Thursday July 12, 1979
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A pair of two-run homers by John Ellis powered the Rangers to a 6-2 victory over the Royals. Ellis hit his first round-tripper in the first inning following a walk to Buddy Bell and connected again in the third after a single by Bell. [The Sporting News]


Texas Rangers 6, Kansas City Royals 2

Game Played on Thursday, July 12, 1979 (Night game) at Royals Stadium

Rangers      3  0  2    0  0  0    0  0  1  -   6 14  1
Royals       1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  0


Rangers              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Royals               AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Wills 2b              5   0   0   0     0   0   .274      Wilson lf             4   1   2   0     0   0   .315
Sample lf             5   0   0   0     0   1   .273      Braun dh              4   1   1   0     0   0   .245
Bell 3b               4   3   4   0     1   0   .286      Otis cf               3   0   0   0     1   1   .305
J. Ellis 1b           3   2   2   4     0   1   .273      Brett 3b              4   0   2   1     0   0   .327
  Putnam 1b           1   0   0   0     1   0   .292      Porter c              3   0   0   1     0   0   .301
Oliver cf             5   1   1   0     0   0   .302      Cowens rf             4   0   1   0     0   1   .315
Soderholm dh          2   0   1   0     0   0   .248      LaCock 1b             4   0   0   0     0   0   .273
  Gamble ph,dh        1   0   0   0     2   1   .390      White 2b              3   0   0   0     0   0   .268
Zisk rf               4   0   3   1     0   0   .224      Patek ss              3   0   1   0     0   0   .235
  Grubb ph,rf         1   0   0   0     0   1   .270      Gura p                0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Sundberg c            5   0   3   1     0   0   .236        Rodriguez p         0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Norman ss             4   0   0   0     1   1   .184        Mingori p           0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Medich p              0   0   0   0     0   0   .000        Quisenberry p       0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               40   6  14   6     5   5             Totals               32   2   7   2     1   2

Time of Game: 2:41   Attendance: 27,834
Left on Base: Rangers 12, Royals 5
DP: Rangers 1, Royals 1
Errors: J. Ellis
Doubles: Zisk (7), Sundberg (16), Cowens (11)
Home Runs: J. Ellis 2 (10)
Caught Stealing: Bell (2), Patek (10)
Sacrifice Flies: Porter (9)
GIDP: Otis (6)


Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Medich W(3-3)           9     7   2   2   1   2   0  34   4.70
Totals                  9     7   2   2   1   2   0  34

Royals                 IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Gura L(5-7)             2.1   6   5   5   1   0   2  14   5.55
Rodriguez               5.2   7   1   1   3   4   0  26   5.00
Mingori                 0.1   0   0   0   1   0   0   2   4.05
Quisenberry             0.2   1   0   0   0   1   0   3   0.00
Totals                  9    14   6   6   5   5   2  45

Passed Balls: Porter (8)

Umpires: HP - Greg Kosc, 1B - Jerry Neudecker, 2B - George Maloney, 3B - Bill Deegan


RANGERS 1ST: Wills grounded out (shortstop to first); Sample
flied out to right; Bell walked; J. Ellis homered [Bell scored];
Oliver singled to center; Soderholm singled to left [Oliver to
second]; Zisk singled to center [Oliver scored, Soderholm to
second]; Sundberg flied out to right; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Rangers 3, Royals 0.

ROYALS 1ST: Wilson grounded out (pitcher to first); Braun
singled to left; Otis walked [Braun to second]; Brett singled to
first [Braun to third, Otis to second]; Porter hit a sacrifice
fly to left [Braun scored]; Cowens forced Brett (shortstop to
second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 1.

RANGERS 2ND: Norman grounded out (first to pitcher); Wills flied
out to right; Sample flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Rangers 3, Royals 1.

ROYALS 2ND: LaCock flied out to left; White grounded out
(shortstop to first); Patek grounded out (first to pitcher); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 3, Royals 1.

RANGERS 3RD: Bell singled to center; J. Ellis homered [Bell
scored]; Oliver grounded out (shortstop to first); RODRIGUEZ
REPLACED GURA (PITCHING); Soderholm flied out to right; Zisk
singled to center; Sundberg singled to center [Zisk to second];
Norman walked [Zisk to third, Sundberg to second]; Wills
grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Rangers
5, Royals 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Wilson singled to center; Braun reached on an error
by J. Ellis [Wilson to second]; Otis forced Braun (second to
shortstop) [Wilson to third]; Brett singled to right [Wilson
scored, Otis to second]; Porter grounded out (first unassisted)
[Otis to third, Brett to second]; Cowens struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals 2.

RANGERS 4TH: Sample popped to first; Bell singled to center; J.
Ellis struck out while Bell was caught stealing second (catcher
to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals 2.

ROYALS 4TH: PUTNAM REPLACED J. ELLIS (PLAYING 1B); LaCock
grounded out (second to first); White grounded out (second to
first); Patek singled to right; Patek was caught stealing second
(catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals
2.

RANGERS 5TH: Oliver flied out to left; GAMBLE BATTED FOR
SODERHOLM; Gamble struck out; Zisk doubled to center; Porter
allowed a passed ball [Zisk to third]; Sundberg popped to first
in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals 2.

ROYALS 5TH: GAMBLE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); Wilson singled
to center; Braun flied out to right; Otis grounded into a double
play (second to shortstop to first) [Wilson out at second]; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals 2.

RANGERS 6TH: Norman flied out to left; Wills popped to second;
Sample struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals 2.

ROYALS 6TH: Brett grounded out (pitcher to first); Porter
grounded out (shortstop to first); Cowens doubled to right;
LaCock grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Rangers 5, Royals 2.

RANGERS 7TH: Bell singled to center; Putnam forced Bell (second
to shortstop); Oliver grounded out (pitcher to first) [Putnam to
second]; Gamble was walked intentionally; Zisk forced Gamble
(second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals 2.

ROYALS 7TH: White flied out to center; Patek flied out to
center; Wilson grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals 2.

RANGERS 8TH: Sundberg doubled to right; Norman struck out; Wills
grounded out (first unassisted) [Sundberg to third]; Sample
flied out to left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Rangers 5, Royals 2.

ROYALS 8TH: Braun grounded out (third to first); Otis struck
out; Brett grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Rangers 5, Royals 2.

RANGERS 9TH: Bell singled to right; Putnam walked [Bell to
second]; MINGORI REPLACED RODRIGUEZ (PITCHING); Oliver popped to
first; Gamble walked [Bell to third, Putnam to second];
QUISENBERRY REPLACED MINGORI (PITCHING); GRUBB BATTED FOR ZISK;
Grubb struck out; Sundberg singled to third [Bell scored, Putnam
to third, Gamble to second]; Norman forced Sundberg (shortstop
to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Rangers 6, Royals 2.

ROYALS 9TH: GRUBB STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Porter flied out
to left; Cowens grounded out (second to pitcher); LaCock
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Rangers
6, Royals 2.



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