Manager Ron Washington was the first to greet Profar in the dugout. With a big grin of his own, Washington snagged the batting helmet off Profar head before he was mobbed by teammates.
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The top prospect is hitting .324 and hit his second homer in 10 games this season.
was just trying to get on base, Profar said. guess I did a little better there. Murphy added an RBI single later in the inning to make it 3 1.
cheap Tanner Scheppers jersey (4 0) got two outs in the eighth and cheap Joe Nathan jersey pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save in 18 chances.
cheap Yu Darvish jersey allowed three hits, walked two and struck out six as he left with a 1 0 lead after seven innings.
After the game, Darvish said he felt fatigued after throwing 99 pitches. Washington added Darvish told him he was out of gas and didn want the Japanese ace to fight through another inning.
cheap Neal Cotts jersey replaced Darvish to start the eighth.
time I throw more than seven innings, I always feel fatigued after that, Darvish said through an interpreter. it was nothing special today. Gordon doubled in the Kansas City eighth and scored on a grounder to make it 1 all.
The Rangers jerseys only had three singles coming into the eighth.
Gutierrez retired the first two batters of the inning before Profar came up to the plate. He lined a 1 2 pitch into the seats in right.
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Andrus wasn in the original starting lineup as he been hampered by a sore back in the past week. The shortstop, however, said he felt good when he woke up and convinced Washington he was ready to play.
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The Royals jerseys haven scored more than four runs in a game since May 21 and have lost 10 of 12. Kansas City, which brought on Hall of Famer George Brett as interim hitting coach Thursday, scored only seven runs in dropping two of three to Texas.
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