KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rougned Scent homered two times, Willie Calhoun went deep for the second one instantly day and the Texas Rangers hit 5 homers in all as they routed the Kansas Town Royals 16-1 on Thursday within the rubber sport in their three-game set.

Joey Gallo went deep amongst his 4 hits, and Hunter Pence additionally homered, making lifestyles so tricky at the Royals’ pitching team of workers that supervisor Ned Yost resorted to the use of application guy Chris Owings at the mound the closing two innings. It was once his first look as a glass in a large league sport.

Calhoun additionally had a two-run unmarried and completed with 4 hits for the Rangers, who bounced again from a drubbing within the collection opener to take the following two video games. That gave Texas its first highway collection win in 9 tries courting to closing September in San Diego.

Lance Lynn (Five-Three) allowed a run within the first however little else for the Rangers, going seven innings in a cast get started. He allowed six hits and a stroll whilst putting out 5.

Homer Bailey (Four-Four) allowed six runs, 8 hits and 4 walks in an all-around dismal day for the Kansas Town pitching team of workers. Brad Boxberger coughed up 3 runs in reduction of him because the Royals misplaced the rubber sport of a sequence for the 13th consecutive time courting to closing season.

Kansas Town in truth struck first when teenager Nicky Lopez capped a cast debut collection with an RBI double within the first inning. However Lynn and the Rangers managed the sport the remainder of the best way.

They pulled even on Gallo’s homer to left main off the fourth, then battered Bailey and the bullpen by means of sending 5 runs throughout all over the 5th inning.

It began with a leadoff stroll to Isaih Kiner-Falefa, persisted with consecutive singles by means of Danny Santana, Calhoun and Nomar Mazara, and integrated two extra walks by means of Bailey that despatched in a run.

The veteran right-hander was once in any case yanked from the sport, and Brad Boxberger looked as if it would have the Royals out of the inning when he caused Scent to hit a groundball. First baseman Ryan O’Hearn was once in a position to box the ball cleanly however threw it away, conserving their distress going.

Texas driven throughout 3 extra runs within the 6th, drawing a trio of walks off Boxberger and previous nearer Wily Peralta. It was once the second one instantly inning the Rangers batted during the order.

Lopez was once the Royals’ lone shiny spot. Along side an RBI double, the 24-year-old rookie doubled within the 3rd and drew a stroll within the 6th whilst enjoying cast protection at cast 2nd base.


The Rangers have gained 5 of six in opposition to Kansas Town. In addition they have gained 9 in their closing 11 at Kauffman Stadium. … Texas had misplaced 15 of 20 at the highway. … The Royals had dedicated a league-low 14 mistakes sooner than O’Hearn’s miscue within the 5th inning. … Owings allowed 4 runs on six hits and a stroll whilst retiring 5 batters, giving him a 21.60 ERA for his occupation.


The Rangers intend to make use of openers the primary two video games in their weekend collection in opposition to St. Louis, although supervisor Chris Woodward was once no longer able to mention who they’re going to be. The Royals head to Los Angeles to stand the Angels on Friday night time with Brad Keller (2-Four, Four.47 ERA) at the mound.


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