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.