Date: May 13, 2022, 11:23 am

The Texas Rangers held Kansas City scoreless for seven innings and went on to defeat the Royals 3-1 Thursday night at Arlington, TX.

Rangers starter Taylor Hearn allowed only one hit in five scoreless innings while striking out five and evened his record at 2-2.

Brad Miller homered off the foul pole in the seventh inning after picking up an infield single in the first.

Jonathan Heasley made his first appearance of the season for the Royals on the mound and allowed one run on four hits in 3 1/3 innings. Says he feels ready for Major League play.

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Kansas City pulled within one at 2-1 when Salvador Perez picked up an RBI single but the Rangers restored the two run lead in the bottom of the inning after a triple by Adolis Garcia was followed by a wild pitch from Josh Staumont allowing Garcia to score.

The Royals move on to Colorado Friday night to face the Rockies at 7:40 p.m. central time.

The St. Louis Cardinals lost the rubber game of their three game series with Baltimore falling 3-2 on a steamy Thursday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

Jorge Mateo and Anthony Benboom each picked up solo homers off Cardinals starter Steven Matz for the O's. Matz lost his second straight decision allowing three runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.

Baltimore used five different pitchers to hold down the St. Louis offense giving up a combined two runs on six hits and struck out nine Cardinal batters. The second Orioles hurler, Keegan Akin, got the win pitching 2 2/3 innings allowing just one hit and had four strikeouts.

Dylan Carlson provided one of the few offensive highlights for the Redbirds with a solo home run in the seventh but there was little else. Manager Oli Marmol says they aren't used to seeing the lack of execution.

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St. Louis stays at home Friday night to start a weekend series with the San Francisco Giants. Game one gets underway at 7:15 p.m. with Cardinal Network coverage starting at 6:20 p.m. on 97.5 FM, KNMO.

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