Alex Gordon knocked in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the first inning to lead the Royals to a series-opening victory over the Rangers. Zack Greinke threw five shutout innings and allowed just five hits to earn the win, while Ross Gload and Billy Butler added RBIs.
Starter Kameron Loe allowed a pair of runs over three innings before leaving with right elbow soreness and the bats had no answer for KC's Zack Greinke, collecting five hits off him over five innings. The Rangers got their run on a Michael Young single in the eighth.
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