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While waiting to find out whether there will be more talks with Josh Hamilton, the Texas Rangers agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent reliever Joakim Soria and reached a deal to keep catcher Geovany Soto.
Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff triple in the 10th inning and scored on Michael Young’s single to lift the Rangers over the Royals 5-4 on Thursday night, coming back from a 3-0 deficit.
Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer, Michael Young also went deep, and the Rangers held on for a 7-6 victory over the Royals to open a five-game lead in the division.
Ian Kinsler was picked off third base and committed an error that led to two unearned runs as the Rangers faced a tough loss to the Royals 6-3 on Tuesday night.
Yu Darvish retired the first 17 batters, Texas hit five home runs, and the Rangers beat the Royals 8-4 on Monday afternoon in a game that turned testy at the end.
Texas manager Ron Washington says he talked with Roy Oswalt about the pitcher’s decision not to throw a third inning in a game last weekend and the two have cleared up any differences.
Errors by Alberto Gonzalez and Mike Olt in a three-pitch span allowed the tiebreaking run to score in the 10th inning, giving the Kansas City Royals a 7-6 victory over the slumping Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Matt Harrison gave the beleaguered Texas pitching staff a strong start, Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer and the Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Friday night.
Major League Baseball announced that Royals manager Ned Yost and Athletics manager Bob Melvin will join Ron Washington of the Rangers to coach the American League all-stars.
Mike Moustakas homered, Billy Butler and Brayan Pena each drove in a pair of runs, and the Royals kept the Rangers in check for a second straight game with a 7-4 win on Tuesday night.
Kansas City starter Bruce Chen pitched into the seventh inning for his second straight win, and the Royals took a 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday night.
Derek Holland yielded a pair of two-run homers, but the Rangers rallied for a 7-6 victory over the Royals in 10 innings on Wednesday night.