Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Justin Maxwell clubbed a grand slam in the
bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-0 win over the
Texas Rangers in rubber match of a three-game set at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals' 10th began with a double by Eric Hosmer off Neal Cotts (5-3), the
first Kansas City hit since the third inning. After Joakim Soria intentionally
walked Billy Butler, Salvador Perez singled to load the bases with no outs.
Soria nearly got the game to the 11th, retiring Mike Moustakas on a foul pop
up and getting a force out at home on George Kottaras' grounder. Maxwell,
however, worked the count full before launching a pitch to left field for the
The loss dropped the Rangers to 1 1/2 games behind Cleveland for the second AL
wild-card spot. The Royals are two games back of Texas.
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