Josh Hamilton and Vladimir Guerrero hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning and the Texas Rangers pulled out a 13-12 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night after blowing an early eight-run lead.
The Royals had finally taken their first lead of the game in the
top of the eighth and brought in closer Joakim Soria (0-1) with two
outs in the bottom of the inning. Hamliton homered and Guerrero
followed with his second go-ahead homer of the game, a shot that
landed in the Rangers bullpen in right-center field.
Frank Francisco (4-3) gave up a run in one inning before Neftali
Feliz struck out two of the three batters he faced for his seventh
save in eight chances.