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Royals give up go-ahead run in 8th

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cole Hamels could have been frustrated or intimidated or annoyed by the effortless way Kansas City counterpart Danny Duffy was slicing up the Rangers lineup Saturday night.
Instead, he rather enjoyed it.
The quick innings allowed Hamels to get into a rhythm of his own, and the left-hander kept matching Duffy’s scoreless innings. It wasn’t long after Hamels departed that Texas finally broke through, with Shin-Soo Choo flaring a lazy fly ball down the left-field line with one out in the ninth for a 1-0 victory — the Rangers’ 12th straight over the Royals.
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