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Heim homers in the 9th and Lowe hits an RBI single in the 10th to lead Rangers past Royals 3-2 | AM 870 The ANSWER

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jonah Heim hit a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning and Nathaniel Lowe had a go-ahead RBI single in the 10th, leading the Texas Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

With one out in the 10th, Corey Seager singled off James McArthur (1-1), putting runners on first and third base. Lowe followed with his third RBI of the series, scoring Leody Tavares.

David Robertson pitched a scoreless 10th, including an intentional walk to Bobby Witt Jr. with two outs, sealing the win for the Rangers with his first save of the season.

Kirby Yates (3-0) earned the win by throwing two scoreless innings in relief.

It was the third straight win for the Rangers overall and the sixth straight against the Royals since 2021.

“The guys fought and we ended up getting some huge hits with Heim and Lowe, but you have to look at the mound,” Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said. “(Jon) Gray had seven solid innings, Yates gave us a good ninth and Robertson came and closed the game. …

“The pitching has been pretty consistent, which has given us great starts, and the bullpen is doing well. That’s how you can get series wins.”

Heim tied the score at 2 in the ninth off McArthur when his shot hit the right-field foul pole for a home run. The homer ended a four-game season drought for the Rangers.

“I didn’t want to chase low, so I just tried to see something in the zone,” Heim said. “Luckily he threw me a slider that started and I made a good swing on it and it stayed decent. .

“There’s never any panic in our offense. Everyone is coming up with good at-bats, drawing walks, hitting balls hard and good things will happen for us.”

Gray allowed two runs and seven hits with no walks and seven strikeouts in seven innings in the start for the Rangers.

Texas moved to 3-3 in rubber matches this season, while Kansas City fell to 1-5.

“It was a tough loss,” Royals manager Matt Quatraro said. “We had a 2-0 lead going into the eighth but a lot will be made of the last few innings. We didn’t do much in the middle innings. Thanks to Gray and Yates for putting us on the kept where we were.”

Kansas City’s Daniel Lynch threw five innings of shutout ball in his season debut with just two hits, two walks and six strikeouts. Lynch struck out 10 after getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning.

Vinnie Pasquantino gave the Royals an early 2-0 lead with a runscoring sacrifice fly in the first and an RBI double in the third. But Kansas City went 1 of 10 with runners in scoring position.

ROSTER MOVED

Kansas City recalled Lynch for the start and brought in RHP Colin Selby for Triple-A Omaha to make room.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rangers rookie OF Wyatt Langford left Saturday night with right hamstring tightness and was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday. The team expected to know more on Monday.

NEXT ONE

Rangers: Texas heads to Oakland for a four-game series. Andrew Heaney (0-4, 5.10 ERA) will start against the A’s.

Royals: Kansas City will host Milwaukee for three games starting Monday night, when Cole Ragans (2-2, 3.44 ERA) will take the mound.

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