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Mariners fall to Texas Rangers

Mariners fall to Texas Rangers

Colby Lewis tossed five shutout innings and Kevin Kouzmanoff belted a three-run homer as the Texas Rangers earned a 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners.

MLB: Texas 7, Chicago Cubs 6

Michael Choice's two-out single in the bottom of the 10th lifted the Texas Rangers to a 7-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

MLB: Colorado 6, San Francisco 3

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Kevin Kouzmanoff went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI Wednesday and the Colorado Rockies won their final game of the season, downing San Francisco 6-3.

MLB: Colorado 5, San Diego 4

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Ryan Spilborghs doubled home the go-ahead run and Dexter Fowler added three hits Saturday in the Colorado Rockies' 5-4 win over San Diego.

MLB: Colorado 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 6

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Kevin Kouzmanoff's three-run bloop double highlighted a big first inning Sunday that propelled Colorado to a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Colorado 7, Houston 6 (10 innings)

DENVER, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Troy Tulowitzki scored the game-winner on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the 10th inning Wednesday, handing Colorado a 7-6 decision over Houston.
Athletics demote infielder Kouzmanoff

Athletics demote infielder Kouzmanoff

OAKLAND, Calif., June 6 (UPI) -- The Oakland Athletics Monday demoted starting third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff to the minor leagues in a roster shake-up.

MLB: Oakland 5, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 8 (UPI) -- Solo homers by Kevin Kouzmanoff and Kurt Suzuki were part of a 12-hit attack Sunday that lifted Oakland to a 5-2 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Oakland 9, Seattle 1

SEATTLE, April 24 (UPI) -- Kevin Kouzmanoff blasted a three-run homer and Cliff Pennington added a two-run shot Saturday in the Oakland Athletics' 9-1 rout of Seattle.

MLB: Oakland 8, Los Angeles Angels 0

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Gio Gonzalez and three relievers combined on a five-hitter Friday and Oakland broke things open with a six-run seventh to down the Los Angeles Angels 8-0.

MLB: Oakland 8, Texas 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Kevin Kouzmanoff and Mark Ellis each socked homers Sunday in the Oakland Athletics' 8-2 victory over Texas.

MLB: Cleveland 3, Oakland 2

CLEVELAND, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Matt LaPorta put Cleveland in front with a two-run homer in the sixth Thursday and the Indians held on to edge Oakland 3-2.

MLB: Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 4

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- An error by second baseman Ben Zobrist allowed Kevin Kouzmanoff to score the go-ahead run in the eighth Friday and give Oakland a 5-4 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Oakland 4, Kansas City 3

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Brett Anderson allowed only three hits over seven innings and Kevin Kouzmanoff drove in two runs Wednesday in the Oakland A's 4-3 decision over Kansas City.

MLB: Oakland 6, Kansas City 0

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Trevor Cahill tossed his first career shutout and complete game Monday, hurling the Oakland Athletics to a 6-0 win over Kansas City.
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Kevin Kouzmanoff (born July 25, 1981, in Newport Beach, California) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball.

Kouzmanoff had trouble with various sports in high school. He got special help for batting practice, just to learn how to swing a bat for three years, implementing a swing. He dedicated all his time and effort to make it to college baseball and get drafted. Kouzmanoff is the third player of only four players in history to hit a grand slam in his first major league at-bat, after Bill Duggleby in 1898 and Jeremy Hermida in 2005, and followed by Daniel Nava in 2010. Both Kouzmanoff and Nava hit their slam on the first pitch they saw.

Kouzmanoff is of Macedonian descent.

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