David Lough took a pitch off the wrist from Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross, forcing in the go-ahead in the 10th inning, which led to a 4-1 Royals win on Saturday in Arlington, TX. Lough thought he broke his wrist.
“I had the X-rays and a lot of strength came back in my arm after that,” Lough said. “I’m glad we got the win more than anything.”
It was the Royals second win in their last 11. Nothing comes easy for this team. George Kottaras, who entered the game in the ninth inning, lined a two-run double over the head of Nelson Cruz in right. Aaron Crow (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and Greg Holland worked a perfect 10th for his ninth save in 11 chances.
James Shields pitched well again, but came up with a no-decision. Better than his previous four starts, in which he lost. Shields allowed one run in seven innings. He gave up five hits, struck out five and walked one.