Shin-Soo Choo hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Royals on Saturday afternoon at Globe Life Park. With the walk-off blast, Choo moved past Hideki Matsui for most home runs by a player from Asia.
Cole Hamels closes out the four-game series against the Royals at 2:05 p.m. CT Sunday at Globe Life Park. Hamels is working on a streak of five straight starts allowing two earned runs or fewer. He allowed two runs in seven innings in a 6-4 win over the Yankees in his last start, leaving him 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA over his last five starts. Jason Hammel pitches for the Royals.
Mike Minor yielded four runs over six innings, but the Rangers belted three home runs to help the lefty beat his former club and even the series against the Royals. Shin-Soo Choo went deep in the first before Ronald Guzman and Nomar Mazara added two-run jacks off Eric Skoglund, who dropped to 1-5 with the loss. Mike Moustakas and Jorge Soler went deep for the Royals.