Aug 23, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (11) pitches against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Royals Beat Rangers 6-3; Secure Another Series Win

Clean MRI. 17 wins in last 21 games. National recognition. The last time things were going this well for the Kansas City Royals, an umpire blew a call at first base.

Never gets old typing “Royals win again.” And they did so in fine style Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, as they downed the Rangers 6-3 behind a stout performance by starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, who went eight strong innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk.

Alex Gordon homered. Jarrod Dyson drove in three runs. And Lorenzo Cain scored twice as the Royals cashed in big on just eight hits and four walks.

Aaron Crow gave up a couple of runs in relief in the ninth inning, but managed to record the final out after a brief inspiring visit to the mound by one Ned Yost – the man who can do no wrong. Enjoy it while it lasts, Ned. I know I will.

The Rangers look like a team that’s playing out the string already. Works for me. Tomorrow, Royals go for the sweep with “Cy” Vargas on the mound, with the Rangers starter listed as TBD (is Ned living right or what?).

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