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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.
Yu Darvish gave up four runs and six hits in five innings Sunday in a Texas Rangers’ intrasquad game.
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was impressive at the plate, but Texas ultimately lost the dramatic preseason exhibition to the Royals.
Billy Butler hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Texas Rangers 6-1 Sunday in the exhibition opener for both clubs.
Speed isn’t part of Mike Napoli’s game. Still, the Texas Rangers catcher was fast enough to score from first on Elvis Andrus’ ninth-inning single.
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.
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.
Jeff Francoeur’s RBI single in the 10th inning lifted Kansas City to a victory over the Rangers on Thursday night, snapping the Royals’ losing streak.