The Texas Rangers wrapped up their four-game series at home against the defending American League Champions, the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, losing 6-3. But it wasn’t a terrible series for the Rangers as they were able to win two of the games and split the series. The Rangers have definitely improved with the hitting. Prince Fielder continuing his dominance and Shin-Soo Choo is on a 14-game hitting streak, finishing with three hits in Game 4 and hitting lead-off home-runs in Games 2 and 3.
The Texas Rangers we’re able to easily defeat the Royals 8-2 in Game 1. Game 2 was interesting when the Rangers blew an early 3-1 lead, but at the bottom of the ninth, Adrian Beltre hit a single that allowed the Rangers to tie the game and head into extra innings, but the Rangers fell short and lost the game 7-6.
Mitch Moreland made his return to the Rangers line-up in Game 3 after spending some on the disabled after having surgery to remove bone chips from his left elbow. Moreland finished with two singles and a walk in his return to the main roster. The Rangers took the victory in Game 3 with a score of 5-2.
Game 4 started out a little off for the Rangers when they were down 3-0 after four innings, but it looked as if they could pull through when they cut in the Royals’ lead 3-2 in the fifth. However in the sixth, the Royals added three more runs and the Rangers were unable to climb back into the game.
The Rangers will begin a three-game home series against the Cleveland Indians on Friday. Wandy Rodriguez will be on the mound for the Rangers for Game 1.