Nomar Mazara married and drove in three runs as Texas Rangers hosted the Kansas City Royals 8-4 Friday night knocked off.
The Rangers have improved the four-game series at Globe Life Park by one game each. Texas beat three home runs, all from Kansas City starter Eric Skoglund.
Rangers starter Mike Minor was the beneficiary of the power wave against his former team. The left-hander improved to 4-3 after making six innings and allowing four runs on seven strokes.
Minor, who played for the Royals out of the Bullpen last season, tied his second-longest season campaign. His 99 positions (66 for strikes) were also his second highest total of the season.
The Royals had their seasonal high-trial winning series, all coming on the road, snapped. Kansas City also lost for the ninth time in its last 1
Mike Moustakas gave the guests an early lead with his eleventh home race, a two-run shot the right field line in the first side position.
Shin-Soo Choo answered for Texas on the floor of the innings with a solo shot in the bullpen in the right center. It was Choo's seventh long ball of the season, but only his second in the last 32 games. Choos 175 career homer are associated with Hideki Matsui for most of the Asian-born players.
Texas won their lead 3-2 in the third set after Delino DeShields opened the frame three times in the left corner of the field. He would later score on a foundation.
Jorge Soler gave the Royals a 3-2 lead in fourth with a solo homer, but Texas jumped back on Ronald Guzman's two-run Dinger in the lower part of the innings. Mazara improved Skoglund (1-5) with another two-run homer in the fifth.
The Royals rookie star was pulled when Jurickson profar relegated to Mazara's keeper with a brace in fifth leg. Skoglund gave up six earned runs at seven hits as his ERA rose to 6.70.
The Rangers added a few insurance runs to the eighth Blaine Boyer. The runs were needed when Kansas City loaded the bases with two outs in ninth, before Salvador Perez hit a flyout to end the game.
The series continues with the third game on Saturday afternoon.
-Field Level Media