The hitting attack came through against the Rangers on Friday night. A season high 12 runs and 19 hits led by Mark Teahen's performance going 5-6 with a home run and 3 runs scored and a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.
The 5 through 9 spots of Teahen, Mike Jacobs, John Buck, Alberto Callaspo, and Willie Bloomquist, went a combined 10 for 23 scoring 10 runs, 3 walks, and 7 rbi. Leadoff hitter CoCo Crisp added 1 hit, 2 walks, and 3 rbi. Teahan, Crisp, and Jacobs all homered.
It is a good thing that the lower part of the order delivered as the 2 through 4 spots went a combined 4 for 16 with 2 rbi and 2 walks with the bright spot out of this part of the order was that they had only 1 strikeout.
Gil Meche got his first win of the season going 6 innings. Callaspo had a defensive gem at 2nd that can't easily be explained. You have to watch the replay.
Royals score 12 runs on the 12th day of their regular season schedule.
Gil Meche is The Beast as he throws a 666 to the Rangers (6 innings, 6 strikeouts, 6 hits).
Almost a Record:
Mark Teahan nearly ties an over 100 year old record (hitting for the cycle and getting 6 hits) if he would have got one more hit (triple).