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14-19 - Texas and KC have an old fashion AL battle, Royals prevail

The Rangers and Royals traded leads and ties multiple times but it was the Royals who came out ahead in a classic

The Fighting Delinos
The Fighting Delinos
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I really don't care that the Rangers lost this game. That was the most entertaining game that Texas has played in many, many months. Sure, it'd have been nice if they would have pulled it out after battling all night, but I had fun watching these two teams slug it out.

Texas scored in the 6th, 7th, and 9th off the impenetrable Royals bullpen to tie the game each time. The Royals would come back and take the lead each inning on the suddenly very penetrable Rangers bullpen. Finally, in the 10th, the Rangers couldn't find a response to Alex Gordon's go-ahead home run and were saddled with the loss.

It struck me that, as Shin-Soo Choo led off the game with a solo home run and Prince Fielder drove in the next two runs for the Rangers, this is the kind of night that JD was hoping for from the plate when he acquired those guys.

Player of the Game: Does anyone other than Adrian Beltre even play baseball?