After throwing 37 pitches in the first inning, Kyle Davies lasted through the sixth. (Matt Slocum/AP)
By Todd Wills / Special to MLB.com
On the cusp of their first sweep in Arlington since 2003, the Royals saw things unravel in the eighth when the Rangers scored two off Ron Mahay and Jamey Wright. A struggling Kyle Farnsworth couldn't extend the game, giving up a walk-off solo homer to Michael Young in the ninth.
BATTING 2B: Jones, An (4, Mahay). HR: Kinsler (4, 2nd inning off Davies, 0
on, 1 out), Young, M (3, 9th inning off Farnsworth, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Davis, C; Kinsler 5; Andrus;
Jones, An 2; Cruz, N; Young, M 4. RBI: Blalock (9), Murphy, Dv (1), Kinsler (14), Cruz, N (13), Davis,
C (4), Young, M (7). 2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv; Davis, C. Runners left in scoring
position, 2 out: Teagarden 2; Kinsler. SF: Blalock. Team RISP: 1-for-7. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Kinsler 2 (6, 2nd base off Davies/Buck, 3rd base off Davies/Buck),
Young, M (2, 2nd base off Davies/Buck).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Cruz, N (Jacobs
at 2nd base).