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Wood's HR in 9th gives Royals 4-2 win over Rangers



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    ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 01: Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers commits an error in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 1, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

    Brandon Wood hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Kansas City Royals a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

    Wood, who hit 43 home runs in the minors in 2005, sent a one-out drive to the back of the left-field bullpen off Jake Brigham, the seventh Rangers pitcher. 

    Ian Kinsler had an RBI double and scored a run for the Rangers. Randy Wells, attempting to earn a spot in Texas' rotation after having elbow surgery last year, allowed one run and three hits in two innings.

    Royals rookie left-handed reliever Donnie Joseph struck out all three batters he faced in his debut. Ryan Verdugo worked around two walks in the ninth to earn the win.