Rangers Vs. Royals Final Score: Mike Olt Error In 10th Sends Texas To 7-6 Loss

The Texas Rangers came out on the losing end of a back and forth contest with the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Sunday. Mike Olt's throwing error in the bottom half of the 10th inning allowed the winning run to score. The Rangers had numerous opportunities including a failed squeeze bunt attempt in the ninth inning.

Derek Holland had another shaky start allowing eight hits and six runs in six innings of work. Texas fell behind 2-0 in the first on a double by Salvador Perez but scored five times in the fourth to take a 5-2 lead. However, Holland couldn't hold it as he surrendered homers to Jeff Francouer and Brayan Pena along with a two-run double to Billy Butler.

Texas wasn't finished though as Michael Young's double in the seventh once again tied the game. The Rangers missed an opportunity in the ninth with Mike Olt at third and no one out. Manager Ron Washington called for a squeeze play but Elvis Andrus couldn't get the bunt down. Olt was out at home and the Rangers came away scoreless.

That play set the stage for Olt's error on a tough ground ball chance off the bat of Francouer that was the difference in the game.

For more on the Texas Rangers, be sure to check out Lone Star Ball. Kansas City Royals news and info can be found at Royals Review, and all your MLB news is at Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish.

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