KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff triple in the 10th inning and scored on Michael Young’s single to lift the Texas Rangers over the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday night. Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back homers in the fourth to help the AL West leaders overcome a 3-0 deficit. The Rangers (82-55) moved a season-high 27 games above .500 and own the best record in franchise history after 137 games. They won their sixth straight series and upped their division lead to 5.5 games over idle Oakland. Mike Adams (4-3) allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth. Joe Nathan earned his 30th save in 31 tries, converting his 28th consecutive opportunity since a blown save on April 11. It was the right-hander’s 39th career save against Kansas City. Greg Holland (6-4) took the loss.
Rangers top Royals in 10 to extend AL West lead
September 7, 2012 By