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Round Rock Express - Game Notes at Omaha Royals

September 1, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Round Rock Express News Release

GAME 139 - 7:05 p.m. CDT - SEPT. 1, 2010 - OMAHA, NEB. - ROSENBLATT STADIUM


RADIO: "The Horn" 104.9 FM ESPN Austin (online streaming audio at

EXPRESS: RHP Josh Banks (9-10, 3.91 ERA) - ROYALS: RHP Brian Bannister (0-1, 6.75 ERA)


MONDAY, AUG. 30 - GAME 137

Royals 23, Express 5

WP: Hardy (3-4). LP: Van Hekken (7-8). SV: None.


Royals 7, Express 0 (5 innings)

WP: Lerew (8-4). LP: Lyles (0-2). SV: None.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1 - 7:05 p.m. CDT - GAME 139

Express: RHP Josh Banks (9-10, 3.91 ERA)

Royals: RHP Brian Bannister (0-1, 6.75 ERA)

THURSDAY, SEPT. 2 - 7:05 p.m. CDT - GAME 140

Express: RHP Sergio Perez (3-3, 5.01 ERA)

Royals: RHP Luke Hochevar (0-0, 0.00 ERA)


Round Rock continues its final road trip Wednesday with the third game of a four-game series against the Omaha Royals (Kansas City Royals). This is the Express' final road series of the season. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CDT at Rosenblatt Stadium. The Express (55-83) are 1-9 in their last 10 games and have lost seven straight. The Royals (76-62) are 5-5 in their last 10 games after winning each of the series' first two games. Round Rock is 20-50 on the road, winning only two of 17 road series. Omaha is 38-32 at home. The Express enter Wednesday's game fourth in the PCL American Southern Division, 17.5 games behind division-leader Oklahoma City. The Royals are third in the PCL American Northern Division, three games behind division-leader Iowa, two games behind second-place Memphis and three games ahead of fourth-place Nashville.


Tonight's game will be broadcast live on "The Horn" 104.9 FM ESPN Austin. Pregame starts at 15 minutes prior to first pitch with veteran Express play-by-play man Mike Capps on the call. Live streaming audio of the broadcast also is available online at


Omaha leads the season series 10-4, winning five of six meetings at Rosenblatt Stadium. The teams split a four-game set at The Dell Diamond in April, and the Royals won three of four at Round Rock in June. The Express lost the first three games of a series at Omaha in late May, salvaging the series finale 4-2. The third game of the teams' first series at Rosenblatt Stadium - a 10-2 Omaha victory - saw every run scored via home run (six by the Royals; two by the Express). Round Rock and Omaha have played four extra-inning games with the Royals winning each of the last three; the teams have played a total of 10 extra innings. The Express have scored more than five runs only once in this year's 14 meetings - an 8-3 victory June 20 at The Dell Diamond.

Overall: Royals lead 10-4

Round Rock: Royals lead 5-3

Omaha: Royals lead 5-1

Streak: Royals 3

One-Run Games: Express lead 1-0

Extra-Inning Games: Royals lead 3-1



First season with the Astros organization ... Eighth year in professional baseball ... Signed to Minor League contract Jan. 4, 2010 ... Blue Jays second-round pick in 2003 out of Florida International ... Major League debut Sept. 11, 2007 ... Blue Jays organization 2003-2008 ... Was traded to San Diego Padres in late June 2008 ... 2010 PCL All-Star ... Allowed three or fewer earned runs in 18 of 24 starts ... 2-6 in last 11 starts ... Tossed first complete-game shutout of career at Portland (8/17) ... Ranks sixth in PCL in ERA (3.91), tied for second in shutouts (1), tied for eighth in complete games (1), fourth in fewest base-runners per 9.0 innings (11.43) ... Has lost each of last two starts, including at Memphis in last start (8/27); allowed season-high seven runs on eight hits, including one home run, and two walks with five strikeouts over 5.1 innings.

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