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Berkman Ejected As Rangers Lose To Royals

Lough HBP in 10th leads Royals over Rangers

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Berkman Ejected As Rangers Lose To Royals

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Infielder Lance Berkman.

David Lough was willing to endure a little pain to help the Kansas City Royals win. Robbie Ross hit Lough with a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and the Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-1 Saturday.

Lough thought he had a broken right wrist when he left the game after getting plunked. His fears worsened when he couldn't move his fingers for about 20 minutes. Lough was finally able to enjoy the three-run 10th inning that lifted the Royals to only their second win in 11 games.

The Rangers had runners on second and third with two outs in the ninth but Crow retired Jurickson Profar on a foul pop to end the threat.

Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre left the game after the ninth inning with tightness in his left hamstring. Beltre was injured running the bases in the fourth.   

Rangers manager Ron Washington said Beltre is day to day.

Texas designated hitter Lance Berkman was ejected for arguing a called third strike in the first inning. Berkman took a 2-2 pitch from Shields that home plate umpire Todd Tichenor ruled was a third strike. 

The Rangers' first-year designated hitter was tossed from the game after a brief argument with home plate umpire Todd Tichenor.

"I didn't think I said or did anything that would warrant the ejection," Berkman said "But he obviously felt different." 

Shields retired 10 in a row before the Rangers scored in the fourth.  

Beltre and Cruz singled with two outs. Mitch Moreland then lofted a soft single to center that scored Beltre and put the Rangers ahead 1-0.

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