Rangers Give Up Extra Runs In Extra Innings

ARLINGTON (Sports Network) – Back-to-back home runs by Melky Cabrera and Eric Hosmer opened the floodgates in the 14th inning and pushed the Kansas City Royals over the Texas Rangers, 12-7, in the opener of a three-game set.

Alex Gordon had a game-tying homer in the ninth for the Royals, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Brayan Pena added a three-run shot during the final frame to create a comfortable lead as Kansas City’s final six runs were scored on home runs.

Kansas City starting pitcher Nathan Adcock did not fair well, allowing seven runs in 2 2/3 innings. However, the bullpen buckled down to pitch 11 1/3 scoreless innings and Blake Wood (2-0) tossed a perfect 13th to get the win.

Texas scored all its runs during the first two innings, highlighted by Ian Kinsler’s solo shot and David Murphy’s two-run homer.

Dave Bush (0-1) gave up all five runs in the 14th to suffer the loss, the Rangers’ second in three games.


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  1. Couldn’t believe after Colby saved the bull pen, that we couldn’t save this thing. Hope Nef learned not to throw a 16 straight fastballs…

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