Jurickson Profar hit a tiebreaking home run with two outs in the eighth inning Sunday, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Kansas City Royals 3-1.
Texas starter Yu Darvish pitched seven shutout innings and left with a 1-0 lead.
The 20-year-old Profar connected off J.C. Gutierrez (0-1) for his second homer, a solo shot that put Texas ahead 2-1. David Murphy added an RBI single later in the inning.
Tanner Scheppers (4-0) got two outs in the eighth and Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save in 18 chances.
Darvish allowed three hits, walked two and struck out six. Alex Gordon doubled in the Kansas City eighth and scored on a grounder to make it 1-all.
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