Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Brayan Pena ripped a two-run single as part
of a four-run first inning and the Kansas City Royals never looked back en
route to a 7-4 victory and a sweep of the Texas Rangers in a two-game series.
Billy Butler and Eric Hosmer cracked RBI doubles, Mike Moustakas clubbed a
solo home run and Chris Getz added an RBI single for the Royals, who have won
four straight and six of their last seven games.
Vin Mazzaro (1-0) allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking
out two over five solid innings to earn the win. Jose Mijares and Greg Holland
combined to close it out in the ninth.
Pinch-hitter Brandon Snyder belted a solo home run, David Murphy hit an RBI
double for Texas. Mitch Moreland had a run-scoring single and Josh Hamilton
knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly for the defending American League
champs, who have dropped three of their last four.
Colby Lewis (3-3) was tagged for seven runs -- only two earned -- on eight
hits and two walks while whiffing four in 5 2/3 innings.
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