KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 06: David Murphy #7 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring during the 7th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 6, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rangers Vs. Royals: Young Drives In Winning Run

Texas won a dramatic extra-inning game over Kansas City on Thursday night, when Michael Young drove in Ian Kinsler in the top of the 10th for a 5-4 win.

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Rangers Vs. Royals Final Score: Texas Wins At Kansas City, 7-5

The Rangers defeated the Royals on Wednesday night, 7-5, bouncing back from a 6-3 loss the night before. Texas jumped on the scoreboard right away with three runs in the first inning thanks to a three-run blast by Adrian Beltre.

Kansas City came back with an RBI double by Billy Butler, which scored Alcides Escobar. Salvador Perez cut the Rangers' lead to 3-2 with an RBI double of his own in the sixth inning, scoring Butler.

Michael Young hit a solo home run for Texas, which started up a three-run seventh inning. Nelson Cruz brought in Beltre on an RBI single to right center field.

Escobar brought in Jarrod Dyson in the ninth inning to threaten the Rangers' lead, but there wasn't enough to complete the rally.

Ryan Dempster gave up two earned runs and struck out eight in his six innings of work.

Check out Lone Star Ball and SB Nation Dallas for more on the Texas Rangers. For the Kansas City perspective, head to Royals Review and SB Nation Kansas City. Visit Baseball Nation for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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MLB Standings: Rangers Remain AL's Finest Despite Loss To Royals

The Texas Rangers (80-55) still own the best record in the American League and the third-best record in all of baseball despite Tuesday's night loss to the mediocre Kansas City Royals.

The Rangers currently have a four-game lead on the second place Oakland Athletics (76-59) in the AL West with the A's dropping their two most recent games to the Los Angeles Angels (73-63). Furthermore, Texas also has a four-game lead on the AL's second-best teams, the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees, who both own the same record as the A's.

The Rangers have two more in Kansas City before heading to the Tampa Bay Friday to take on the Rays (75-61), who currently sit 1.5 games back in the wild card race. The A's have one more game with the Angels then head up to Seattle to take on the Mariners in a weekend series.

For more information on Rangers baseball, head on over to Lone Star Ball.

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