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Rangers Go Back-To-Back-To-Back In Win Over Royals

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ARLINGTON (AP) – Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli and Endy Chavez hit consecutive homers to match a club record and back Matt Harrison’s five-hit shutout pitching over six innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Saturday night.

Three straight Rangers homered for the fifth time in club history. It hadn’t happened since April 25, 2004, when Laynce Nix, Rod Barajas and Adrian Gonzalez went deep against Seattle.

The last big league team to go back-to-back-to-back was Boston at Texas on Aug. 13, 2010.

Adrian Beltre added his team-best 11th homer, and Nelson Cruz connected for his ninth as the Rangers went deep five times against Sean O’Sullivan (2-4).

Harrison (5-4) struck out one and walked one.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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