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Cruz, Beltre homer as Rangers roll tired Royals, 7-2

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Texas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar, top, jumps over a sliding Kansas City Royals' Chris Getz at second base on the double play during the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game on Friday night in Arlington, Texas.

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ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers were unbeatable in May with Derek Holland on the mound.

While Yu Darvish is still the Texas ace, Holland struck out eight and allowed only one earned run over seven innings to wrap up his undefeated month in a 7-2 victory over the weary Kansas City Royals on Friday night.

"He's certainly pitching well. He was outstanding again," manager Ron Washington said. "Once again, he stayed out of the fat part of the plate, and off the fat part of the bat for the most part. If Yu Darvish wasn't on the staff ...


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