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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.
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.