ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 15: Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates a solo home run against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 15, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

Royals Vs. Rangers: KC Wins Fourth Straight With 7-4 Victory At Texas

The Royals won their fourth straight game with a 7-4 win in Texas on Tuesday.

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Royals Vs. Rangers Final Score: Mike Moustakas Homers As Royals Win Fourth Straight

The Royals used some early offense and a solid start from Vin Mazzaro to earn a 7-4 win in Texas for Kansas City's first series sweep of the season, albeit a two-game series.

Mazzaro went five innings in the start, allowing three earned runs on seven hits, as the powerful Texas offense was held in check for the second straight night.

The Royals scored four runs in the opening frame, including a two-RBI single from Brayan Pena. Kansas City added another run in the second and Mike Moustakas hit a solo homer in the third. Texas scored three runs over the next two innings, but the Royals bullpen held strong, allowing one hit — a solo home run in the ninth — over the last four innings.

The Royals went 4-1 on the five-game homestand and have won six of their last seven games. They now come home for a five-game homestand.

Read more about the Texas Rangers at Lone Star Ball. For more on the Royals, check outRoyals Review. Also be sure to visit Baseball Nation for more news around the league.

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Royals Vs. Rangers: KC Takes Early 5-0 Lead In Texas

Looking to sweep a two-game series against the Rangers, the Royals have jumped all over Texas early, owning a 5-0 lead after two innings.

Kansas City took a 4-0 lead after the first. Billy Butler drove home a run on a 6-5 fielder's choice to give the Royals the first run of the game. Later in the inning, Brayan Pena hit a two-RBI single and Chris Getz followed that with an RBI single. In the second inning, Butler drove in another run with a double to extend the lead to 5-0.

Through two innings, Vin Mazzaro has given up two hits, but no runs.

The Royals have won three straight games and have not swept a series this season, even if this series is just two games.

Read more about the Texas Rangers at Lone Star Ball. For more on the Royals, check outRoyals Review. Also be sure to visit Baseball Nation for more news around the league.

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Rangers Vs. Royals Game 2 Lineup: Vin Mazzaro Is Making First Start Of The Season

The Kansas City Royals currently are riding a three-game winning streak and if they can win their second game against the Texas Rangers then they would have their longest winning streak of the season.

The pitching has led the way for the Royals during their winning streak and on Tuesday night they are bring out Vin Mazzaro who is making his first start of the year, and so far this year Mazzaro has only pitched one inning which was back on May 11. Kansas City is having to rearrange their lineup due to an injury to left-hander Danny Duffy who is out for the season.

Here is Tuesday night's lineup:

Royals lineup:

1. Jarrod Dyson (L) CF
2. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
3. Billy Butler (R) DH
4. Alex Gordon (L) LF
5. Jeff Francoeur (R) RF
6. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
7. Brayan Pena (S) C
8. Chris Getz (L) 2B
9. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
Vin Mazzaro, P

Rangers lineup:

1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Michael Young (R) 3B
3. Josh Hamilton (L) LF
4. Adrian Beltre (R) DH
5. David Murphy (L) RF
6. Mike Napoli (R) C
7. Mitch Moreland (L) 1B
8. Alberto Gonzalez (R) SS
9. Craig Gentry (R) CF
Colby Lewis P

Read more about the Texas Rangers at Lone Star Ball. For more on the Royals, check outRoyals Review. Also be sure to visit Baseball Nation for more news around the league.

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Royals Vs. Rangers: Game 2 Preview, TV Info And More

The Kansas City Royals are looking to sweep this two-game series against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday after handing the defending American League champions a 3-1 loss on Monday.

Vin Mazzaro will make his first start of the 2012 season for the Royals, while facing Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis in the pitching duel.

Shortstop Alcides Escobar has been a spark for the Royals offensively by going 8 for 16 with three doubles and five RBIs in his last five games. Escobar had a single and drove in two Monday, giving him a .345 average in his last eight meetings with Texas.

Here is a look at the game schedule and broadcast information:

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 7:05 p.m. CT

TV: Fox Sports Kansas City

Online streaming: MLB.TV

Read more about the Texas Rangers at Lone Star Ball. For more on the Royals, check out Royals Review. Also be sure to visit Baseball Nation for more news around the league.

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Royals Vs. Rangers: KC Takes Down Red-Hot Rangers 3-1 In Series-Opener

Behind a solid outing from Bruce Chen, the Royals won their third straight game, taking the first of two games against the Rangers by a 3-1 score.

Chen went 6 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and one earned run — a solo home run by Cruz that gave Texas a 1-0 lead in the fourth. After Texas took the lead, Alcides Escobar hit a two-RBI single in the fifth to give Kansas City a 2-1 lead. Escobar went 1-for-3. In the top of the seventh, Brayan Pena hit into a double play, but it scored a run, extending the lead.

The Royals used four relievers after Chen, but they did their job. Jonathan Broxton gave up one hit in the ninth, but picked up his eighth save. The Royals have won five of their last six games.

For more on the Kansas City Royals, check out Royal Review. For Texas Rangers news and information, head to Lone Star Ball. All your MLB news is at Baseball Nation.

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Royals Vs. Rangers: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

Bruce Chen and the Royals will try to slow down the hot hitting of Josh Hamilton.

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