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Kansas City 4, Texas 2
When: 8:05 PM ET, Thursday, May 30, 2019
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Temperature: 83°
Umpires: Home - Tom Hallion, 1B - Adam Hamari, 2B - Ryan Blakney, 3B - Todd Tichenor
Attendance: 26202

Jorge Soler belted a three-run homer and Adalberto Mondesi also went deep to highlight his three-hit performance as the Kansas City Royals posted a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday in Arlington, Texas.

Texas native Ryan O'Hearn had two hits for the Royals, who overcame 16 strikeouts to record their second win in eight games overall and fifth in the last 24 against the Rangers.

Jakob Junis (4-5) worked around a pair of solo homers to allow just those two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts to pick up his first win since May 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Shin-Soo Choo belted a solo homer in the third inning and Nomar Mazara did the same in the sixth for the Rangers, who have lost four of their past six games.

Kansas City ignited its offense in the sixth inning as Mondesi and Alex Gordon each singled to set the stage for Soler, who deposited a first-pitch fastball from former Royals pitcher Mike Minor (5-4) off the left field foul pole. Soler's homer was his second in as many games and extended his career-high total this season to 14.

Mazara trimmed Kansas City's lead to 3-2 in the sixth after jumping on a 2-1 curveball from Junis and sending it over the wall in left field. Mazara's homer was his eighth of the season and second in three games.

Mondesi regained Kansas City's two-run lead in the seventh inning by sending a towering blast just inside the left field foul pole.

Two Royals relievers struck out three in two scoreless innings to bridge the gap to Ian Kennedy, who struck out a pair in the ninth for his third save.

Choo opened the scoring in the third inning by sending an 0-1 slider from Junis over the center field wall and up Greene's Hill. The homer was his 10th of the season and sixth in the last 13 games.

Minor gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in five-plus innings. The Royals drove up the pitch count of Minor and reliever Jeffrey Springs by fouling off 22 balls in the sixth inning.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Texas
Jakob Junis Player Mike Minor
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.0
7 Strikeouts 8
4 Hits 8
3.00 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Kansas City   Texas
Adalberto Mondesi Player Shin-Soo Choo
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
6 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 10 2 16 .278 14 16 4 2 0 0
Texas 5 2 11 .161 9 12 2 3 0 0