Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers – Live game thread


Mar. 27, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski (12) steals second base on Los Angeles Angels third baseman Andrew Romine (7) during the fourth inning at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers continue their spring training by taking on the Kansas City Royals.  This time the Rangers will host the Royals, to what will hopefully be a cleaner game than yesterday.  Between both team, they racked up 9 errors (5 Rangers, 4 Royals).  The Rangers got 2 innings/29 pitches and 4 strike outs from of Yu Darvish.  Bruce Chen wasn’t as sharp, but Danny Duffy brought some heat for the Rangers.  You usually don’t see a pitcher going all out during the first game.  He also recorded 4 strike outs.

But the Texas Rangers jumped out to an early lead for Yu Darvish, which seemed rare at times last season and beat the Royals 11-7.

Today the Texas Rangers send Alexi Ogando to the mound versus James Shields

Kansas City Royals lineup

The Royals will probably also use Chris DwyerJason Adam, Tim Collins, Everett Teaford, Sugar Ray Marion and Michael Mariot today.

After sitting out yesterday Alex Rios will get some playing time today.

The Texas Rangers lineup

Check back today during the game for the live blog.  Today I want everyone to join in on the conversion.  There is a comment section at the bottom.  We’ll discuss the game there.