Texas has been limping along for much of the season, but the Royals catch the Rangers just as they’ve gotten hot. The Rangers bring a six game winning streak into Kauffman stadium tonight for the start of a three game series. League MVP Ivan Rodriguez is playing even better than he did last year, hitting .363 with 16 homers and 42 RBI. Miguel Batista will try to snap the Rangers’ winning streak. He’s 2-1. 6-1 Rick Helling starts for Texas.