American League Game Summary - Texas at Kansas City
(Thursday, September 6th)
Final Score: Texas 5, Kansas City 4 (10 innings)
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Michael Young singled home Ian Kinsler with
the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th frame, as the Texas Rangers edged the
Kansas City Royals, 5-4, in the final contest of a four-game set at Kauffman
Texas rallied from an early three-run deficit and helped Scott Feldman avoid a
sixth straight loss. The right-hander gave up three runs with six strikeouts
in 6 1/3 frames then stepped back and watched the top of the Rangers order do
the damage in extra innings.
Kinsler legged out a sliding triple to start the 10th inning before Young
connected on his second hit of the game, lining a single back through the
middle. That made Mike Adams (4-3) a winner, and Joe Nathan pitched a clean
frame for his 30th save.
"We know what we're capable of and we are going to continue to fight every
out, every inning and give ourselves the best chance to win," Kinsler said.
Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back homers for the Rangers, who
have won four of five overall.
Greg Holland (6-4) gave up the go-ahead run to take the loss for Kansas City,
which has dropped two straight. Jeff Francoeur and Eric Hosmer hit solo home
runs in defeat. Royals starting pitcher Luke Hochevar gave up four runs on six
hits with five strikeouts and two walks while matching Feldman's 6 1/3 frames.
"We're not here to be competitive. We're here to win," Holland said. "Tonight
was just one of those nights where one bad pitch and there's a ball off the
wall. You lose the game."
The Royals got on the scoreboard first in the second inning when Francoeur
drove a low fastball deep over the wall in left-center field. Kansas City kept
its collective feet on the gas and put up two more runs in the third frame.
Lorenzo Cain doubled past third and into the left-field corner before stealing
third base. He scored when Alex Gordon tripled into the right-field corner,
and Kansas City added its third run on Salvador Perez's two-out single to
Texas quickly answered back and showcased its power with back-to-back home
runs. Hamilton drove a two-run homer to right field after Young's single and
Beltre followed with a long blast to dead center field that knotted the score
at 3-3 in the fourth.
The Rangers claimed the lead in the seventh on Geovany Soto's one-out double
to left, which scored David Murphy from first base. It didn't take long for
the Royals to respond with Hosmer's solo home run to left field in the home
Texas put two runners on base in the eighth and Nelson Cruz drove a low pitch
that looked like it would find real estate in center field, but Cain ran it
down and caught it on the run to thwart the threat.
Feldman has both a 6-game winning streak and 6-game losing streak this season.
His last win came against the Royals on Aug. 4 ... Beltre hit his 30th home
run of the season, while Hamilton clubbed his 39th ... Francoeur hit his 12th
home run of the season for Kansas City, while Hosmer clubbed his 13th ... The
Rangers are 5-4 against the Royals this season.
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