Garver, Calhoun power Rangers to 10-4 win over Royals

by | Jun 27, 2022 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mitch Garver and Kole Calhoun each had two hits, two runs and two RBIs, leading the Texas Rangers to a 10-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.Garver’s two RBIs came on his eighth homer of the season in the fifth inning.Martin Perez (6-2) was shaky early but settled in, allowing four runs on seven hits in the win. He walked two and struck out six.Kris Bubic (1-5) took the loss. He allowed seven runs, five earned, in 4 2/3 innings.Bobby Witt Jr. drove in Whit Merrifield on a fielder’s choice to give the Royals the lead in the first inning. Merrifield and Andrew Benintendi reached on infield singles to open the inning.The Rangers answered with four in the second, with one of the runs unearned. The Rangers saw their first six batters reach safely. A walk to Nathaniel Lowe forced in the first run, followed by a two-run single by Leody Taveras. The final run scored on a groundout.The lead didn’t last long as the Royals scored three with two outs in the bottom of the second, tying the score at 4, on Merrifield’s two-run double and Benintendi’s single.The Rangers got another unearned run in the fourth. Taveras rolled a single up the line and Bubic threw it …

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