Royals 2, Rangers 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Neftali Feliz walked .238 hitter Alcides Escobar on four pitches with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth, giving the Royals a victory in the opener of a three-game series with American League wild-card implications. Texas dropped a half-game behind the Indians for the second AL wild-card spot. It was the 19th walk that Escobar earned in more than 600 plate appearances this season.