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KC Loses 11th Straight To Texas

Associated Press - July 14, 2017 10:22 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Adrian Beltre hit a three run homer, pinch hitter Mike Napoli had a go ahead two run shot and the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Friday night.

Martin Perez (5-6) allowed eight hits and a walk over seven innings, but kept all that traffic to just three runs. Two of those came in the second, when Alcides Escobar homered to left.

Beltre connected in the sixth off Royals starter Jason Hammel, who had just surrendered back to back singles, the first hits off him all night. Napoli followed with nobody out in the seventh, sending a pitch from reliever Mike Minor (5-2) soaring over the left field wall.

Matt Bush breezed through a perfect eighth and Alex Claudio handled the ninth for his second save, giving the Rangers their 11th straight win over Kansas City dating to last July.

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