Texas 6, Kansas City 4
When: 8:05 PM ET, Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Where: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
Mike Muchlinski, 1B -
John Libka, 2B -
Jim Reynolds, 3B -
Corey Seager snapped out of his slump by belting two home runs on Tuesday night, powering the Texas Rangers to a 6-4 win against the Kansas City Royals in Arlington, Texas.
Seager had been hitless in 16 consecutive at-bats before he delivered a two-out home run off Brad Keller (1-3) in the first inning. He went deep again in the third inning, marking his first multi-homer game since signing with the Rangers in the offseason.
Texas starter Martin Perez (1-2) gave up four runs (one earned) with six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings, lowering his ERA to 2.10. He allowed five hits and no walks. Joe Barlow worked a clean ninth inning for his fifth save.
The Royals' first-inning struggles continued.
Keller (1-2) was one strike away from posting a scoreless first, but Seager connected on a 1-2 fastball for an opposite-field home run. Later in the frame, the Rangers tacked on Kole Calhoun's two-run single. One of the runs was unearned.
The Royals have been outscored 31-6 in the first inning this season.
Keller lasted 5 2/3 innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and a walk. He fanned three.
Seager struck again in the third inning, belting his second homer off Keller. This drive went to right field and padded the Rangers' lead to four runs.
A two-strike RBI single by Brad Miller made it 5-0 in the fourth inning.
In the fifth inning, the Royals pushed a run across on MJ Melendez's RBI infield single, which scored Hunter Dozier, who had doubled.
Melendez, playing his sixth big-league game, is Kansas City's second-ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline. The RBI was the first of his big-league career.
The Royals capitalized on a pair of errors by Charlie Culberson at third base to score three unearned runs in the seventh inning. Michael A. Taylor and Whit Merrifield had RBI singles in the rally.
--Field Level Media
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