Home runs by Jeff Francoeur and Eric Hosmer were not enough as the Royals dropped the final game of this four game set with the Texas Rangers, by a score of 5-4, Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Former Missouri Tiger Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff triple in the 10th inning and scored on Michael Young’s single to give Texas the win.
Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back homers in the fourth off Royals starter Luke Hochevar to help overcome a 3-0 deficit.
The Royals got on the board in the second on Francoeur’s 12th homer of the year. Alex Gordon tripled home Lorenzo Cain and scored on a Salvador Perez single in the third.
The Rangers took the lead in the top of the seventh, but Hosmer knotted the game up at 4-4 with his 13th homer in the bottom half of that inning.