Royals pound 16 hits in 11-1 rout of Rangers

02/28/2014 5:48 PM

11/12/2014 4:07 PM

Kansas City had 16 hits, including four off Texas starter Alexi Ogando, and routed the Rangers 11-1 Friday at Surprise Stadium.

Texas (1-1) trailed 11-0 in the bottom of the sixth before Kensuke Tanaka led off with a walk and later scored on Brent Lillibridge’s single to center field.

“[Tanaka] did a good job,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said. “He turned a really good double play, worked that walk there for us to get our first run. He handled himself well.”

The Rangers were held to six singles but struck out only three times.

Ogando forced a 6-4-3 double play after a leadoff single in the first and ended the inning with a strikeout. In the second, however, he struggled with his command as Kansas City scored twice on three hits, including Mike Moustakas’ two-run double.

Jose Contreras allowed six hits and four runs in one inning of work as the Royals led 6-0 after the third inning.

Matt West held the Royals scoreless in the fourth, but Kansas City resumed building its lead against Cory Burns and Nate Adcock, who combined to allow five runs on six hits over the next two innings. Burns walked three in two-thirds of an inning.

Pedro Figueroa, Armando Rodriguez and Scott Richmond each threw perfect innings to finish the game.

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