Game-ending HR gives Rangers 2-1 win over Royals

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ARLINGTON, TX – JULY 30: Ian Kennedy #31 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 30, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Mitch Moreland hit a game-ending homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Saturday night.

Moreland’s 17th homer landed in the second deck of seats in right field.

Brooks Pounders (1-1) had gotten the first two outs in the ninth before Moreland homered for the fourth time in five games. He had two homers Thursday night when Texas won 3-2 in the series opener against the Royals.

Matt Bush (4-2) pitched two scoreless innings, with one strikeout.

Both starting pitchers, Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy and Rangers lefty Martin Perez, allowed one run over seven innings.

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