Guillen Leads Royals to Win Over Rangers

Texas loses on manager's birthday
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2008 12:02 AM CDT
Kansas City Royals' Jose Guillen follows through on a two-run single off of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jason Jennings in the second inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Jose Guillen drove in five runs and the Kansas City Royals held off the Texas Rangers 9-5 on Tuesday night. The Royals have won three of their last four games after snapping a seven-game losing streak. Texas has lost 14 of its last 18 games to fall to a major league-worst 9-18 record on beleaguered manager Ron Washington's 56th birthday.

Guillen drove in the Royals' first run with a first-inning fielder's choice, singled to produce Kansas City's two runs in the second and hit a two-run home run in the fourth. Texas starter Jason Jennings (0-5) gave up eight hits and five runs before leaving with no outs in the third inning because of ulnar nerve irritation in his right arm.