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Robbie Ross hit David Lough with a pitch with the bases loaded to score the go-ahead run in the 10th inning Sunday and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-1 Saturday.
While Darvish is still the Texas ace, Holland struck out eight and allowed only one earned run over seven innings to wrap up his undefeated month.
Derek Lowe pitched three scoreless innings and Ian Kinsler had a two-run homer among his three hits, and the Rangers beat the Royals 8-2 on Monday night.
There’s a new age of offensive catchers coming up through the ranks of the big leagues, and Salvador Perez is part of that movement.
Brandon Wood believes he can still fulfill his potential, and the Kansas City Royals are willing to give him that chance.
Will Smith, one of several candidates for the fifth slot in Kansas City’s rotation, outpitched two Texas starters already assured spots as the Royals and Rangers tied 5-all in nine innings Friday in their spring training opener.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels was talking Thursday about still wanting to re-sign Josh Hamilton. About an hour later, Hamilton was with the Angels. It has been that kind of offseason for Texas.
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.