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.
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