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Texas 6, Kansas City 2
When: 4:05 PM ET, Saturday, June 1, 2019
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Temperature: 91°
Umpires: Home - Ryan Blakney, 1B - Todd Tichenor, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Adam Hamari
Attendance: 27133

Texas outfielder Joey Gallo hit a two-run home run but came out of the game in the fifth inning with tightness in his left oblique as the Rangers beat the visiting Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Saturday in Arlington, Texas.

The Rangers have won 21 of the past 26 games against the Royals, dating to July 2016.

Gallo left during the middle of an at-bat, with a 3-2 count, after reaching for his side after checking his swing. He hit his 17th home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth.

The team said Gallo underwent an MRI exam after the game and was able to pass some strength tests.

"If there's something in there, we'll find out. I guess we'll plan accordingly after that,'' manager Chris Woodward said.

Lance Lynn (7-4) gave up two runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings to beat the Royals for the second time in as many chances this season. He struck out seven and didn't walk a batter.

Homer Bailey (4-6) lasted just 3 2/3 innings for Kansas City, running into trouble in the fourth, when the Rangers broke a scoreless tie with four runs.

Gallo launched a Bailey offering 431 feet into the seats in right center, driving in Hunter Pence. After allowing a single to Asdrubal Cabrera and a double to Ronald Guzman, Bailey gave up a sacrifice fly to Jeff Mathis and a double to Shin-Soo Choo to end his day.

Bailey allowed four runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out three.

The Royals got a run off Lynn in the fifth but had a chance for more. Lynn hit Jorge Soler with a pitch, followed by a one-out single by Cheslor Cuthbert. Martin Maldonado then lined a double off the wall in left, scoring Soler and giving the Royals two runners in scoring position with one out. But Lynn squelched the rally on a pair of groundouts.

The Rangers added an unearned run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Elvis Andrus.

The Royals got back-to-back doubles by Ryan O'Hearn and Cam Gallagher to score a run in the seventh, and the Rangers got that run back in the eighth on an RBI single by Nomar Mazara.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Texas
Homer Bailey Player Lance Lynn
Loss W/L Win
3.2 IP 6.1
3 Strikeouts 7
6 Hits 6
9.82 ERA 2.84
Kansas City   Texas
Whit Merrifield Player Asdrubal Cabrera
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 8 0 12 .229 17 11 2 0 1 1
Texas 11 1 17 .324 18 6 6 4 1 0