Rangers 3, Royals 1
ARLINGTON, Texas — Scott Baker won as a starter for the first time in more than three years and the Rangers avoided a series sweep. Adrian Beltre put Texas ahead to stay with an RBI double in the first. Beltre had his fifth straight mulithit game, including all three games in the series, to extend his hitting streak against the Royals to 17 games. Baker last won as a starter July 23, 2011, for the Twins against the Tigers.