Hammel outpitches Hamels as Royals beat Rangers 5-3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jason Hammel is starting to look more like the pitcher who won 15 games with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs two years ago. On Sunday, he was helped by a bullpen that had just enough to deliver the win.

Hammel struck out 10, Drew Butera and Salvador Perez homered, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Texas Rangers 5-3.

Hammel pitched 5 1/3 shutout innings. He gave up four hits, including three doubles, and two walks.

''A tip of the cap to the bullpen for coming in and covering those innings,'' Hammel said. ''For a very aggressive team like that, you can get quick outs and get deep into a game if you can execute early.''

Perez and Butera each homered off Cole Hamels (3-5), who allowed five runs on eight hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings with a season-low two strikeouts.

Hammel (2-5) left with runners on the corners and one out. Jurickson Profar grounded into an inning-ending double play on Tim Hill's second pitch.

Kelvin Herrera, the last of five Royals relievers, pitched a scoreless ninth inning after allowing a leadoff single for his 11th save in 12 chances.

When Hammel held St. Louis to one run in seven innings to win last Wednesday, it ended a string of 13 winless starts for the 35-year-old. He went into Sunday's game leading the American League in hits allowed with 71.

''His record doesn't indicate the way he's pitched,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''Days that he's gotten beat, it's been on two or three pitches. He's been around the plate extremely consistently the last two.''

The Rangers' runs came on seventh-inning homers by Joey Gallo, his 15th of the season with one on, and Robinson Chirinos, his seventh.

Texas went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position, 0 for 7 during the first three innings. In the eighth inning, Jason Adam put runners on the corners with one out before striking out Gallo and getting Rougned Odor to pop to third.

''It's about being able to calm yourself down, put together a quality at-bat,'' Texas manager Jeff Banister said. ''But today, Hammel, their guy, I thought made some quality pitches in those situations.''

SELF-INFLICTED TEXAS HEAT

Hamels didn't allow more than two earned runs in any of his previous five starts. He blamed himself for not having adequate ''mound presence'' Sunday, not moving on and forgetting the previous batter.

''Haven't had games like that in a while where you let the emotions get the best of you,'' he said. ''I'm sure I'll probably have to issue some apologies for the language that I was probably using. I'll probably deal with that with my father.''

HAPPY HOMECOMING

Royals rookie Hunter Dozier, who grew up about 45 miles north of Globe Life Park in Denton, Texas, had a two-out, two-run single in the first inning. The 2013 first-round draftee had his third straight multihit game and first multi-RBI game.

''This is a dream come true,'' said Dozier, who's playing first base with Lucas Duda on the disabled list. ''It was cool I was able to make this trip, see the family and stay at home.''

SHORT HOPS

Jon Jay has hit in nine straight games and 18 of his last 19. ... Nomar Mazara's two-out walk in the bottom of the first was the first issued by Hammel in 62 consecutive batters. ... Hamels' 11 combined hits and walks were his most this season. ... Shin-Soo Choo extended his on-base streak to 14 games.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: With LHP Eric Skoglund (left UCL sprain) placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday, rookie RHP Brad Keller will make his first major league start Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

Rangers: LHP Matt Moore (right knee) will be activated off the 10-day DL and start Wednesday at Seattle.

UP NEXT

Royals RHP Jakob Junis (5-3) has 14 wins in his first 30 career appearances, tied for the most in franchise history with Rich Gale (1978) and Jose Rosado (1996-97).

Rangers RHP Doug Fister (1-4) has allowed 15 earned runs in his last four starts, raising his ERA from 2.88 to a season-high 4.22.

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KC18-35
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TEX22-33
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  • W: J. Hammel (2-5)L: C. Hamels (3-5)S: K. Herrera (11)
  • HR: KC - D. Butera (1), S. Perez (9), TEX - R. Chirinos (7), J. Gallo (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Jay CF41200100.293.351.337.6886.0
W. Merrifield 2B31100112.289.362.423.7852.5
S. Perez DH41221003.244.284.496.7808.0
J. Soler RF41000015.272.366.451.8172.5
H. Dozier 1B40220000.275.341.350.6914.0
A. Escobar SS40000002.232.286.308.5940.0
A. Gordon LF30100101.271.331.391.7222.0
R. Torres 3B40000002.273.333.364.6970.0
D. Butera C41111000.181.277.278.5556.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. DeShields CF50100021.232.307.333.6413.0
    S. Choo RF30100111.260.361.426.7882.5
    I. Kiner-Falefa 3B40100013.259.331.378.7090.5
    N. Mazara DH30100112.270.338.500.8381.5
    J. Profar SS30000104.240.314.425.7391.0
    J. Gallo LF41111022.198.275.467.7425.0
    R. Odor 2B41200012.200.255.300.5553.5
    R. Chirinos C41221021.191.279.390.6697.0
    R. Guzman 1B40000012.221.290.460.750-0.5
      BATTING
      • HR - S. Perez (9), D. Butera
      • RBI - S. Perez 2 (28), H. Dozier 2 (3), D. Butera (10)
      • 2-Out RBI - H. Dozier 2 (3), D. Butera (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. DeShields (6), S. Choo (10), R. Odor (6)
      • HR - J. Gallo (15), R. Chirinos (7)
      • RBI - J. Gallo (33), R. Chirinos 2 (17)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Jay (3), J. Soler (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. DeShields (10)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Escobar-Dozier; Torres-Merrifield-Dozier)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Kiner-Falefa-Odor-Guzman; Odor-Profar-Guzman)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Hammel (W, 2-5)5.140021005.231.4221.0
      T. Hill0.20000002.701.200.0
      E. Stout0.133300223.143.86-6.0
      K. McCarthy (H, 2)0.20000002.951.080.0
      J. Adam (H, 1)1.01001103.121.151.5
      K. Herrera (S, 11)1.01000000.920.769.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Hammel (W, 2-5)5.1
      T. Hill0.2
      E. Stout0.1
      K. McCarthy (H, 2)0.2
      J. Adam (H, 1)1.0
      K. Herrera (S, 11)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Hamels (L, 3-5)6.18553223.741.28-2.0
      T. Barnette1.01000003.860.932.0
      J. Diekman0.20000003.931.640.0
      J. Chavez1.00000004.501.373.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Hamels (L, 3-5)6.1
      T. Barnette1.0
      J. Diekman0.2
      J. Chavez1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Adam 2 (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hammel 102-64, T. Hill 2-2, E. Stout 11-7, K. McCarthy 4-2, J. Adam 30-17, K. Herrera 11-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hammel 2-4, T. Hill 1-0, K. McCarthy 2-0, K. Herrera 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Hammel 22, T. Hill, E. Stout 4, K. McCarthy 2, J. Adam 5, K. Herrera 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 95-58, T. Barnette 17-13, J. Diekman 6-5, J. Chavez 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 9-7, T. Barnette 1-2, J. Diekman 1-0, J. Chavez 2-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 29, T. Barnette 4, J. Diekman, J. Chavez 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Jay CF41200100.293.351.337.6886.0
      W. Merrifield 2B31100112.289.362.423.7852.5
      S. Perez DH41221003.244.284.496.7808.0
      J. Soler RF41000015.272.366.451.8172.5
      H. Dozier 1B40220000.275.341.350.6914.0
      A. Escobar SS40000002.232.286.308.5940.0
      A. Gordon LF30100101.271.331.391.7222.0
      R. Torres 3B40000002.273.333.364.6970.0
      D. Butera C41111000.181.277.278.5556.0
      Total3459523215-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. DeShields CF50100021.232.307.333.6413.0
        S. Choo RF30100111.260.361.426.7882.5
        I. Kiner-Falefa 3B40100013.259.331.378.7090.5
        N. Mazara DH30100112.270.338.500.8381.5
        J. Profar SS30000104.240.314.425.7391.0
        J. Gallo LF41111022.198.275.467.7425.0
        R. Odor 2B41200012.200.255.300.5553.5
        R. Chirinos C41221021.191.279.390.6697.0
        R. Guzman 1B40000012.221.290.460.750-0.5
        Total34393231118-----
          BATTING
          • HR - S. Perez (9), D. Butera
          • RBI - S. Perez 2 (28), H. Dozier 2 (3), D. Butera (10)
          • 2-Out RBI - H. Dozier 2 (3), D. Butera (7)
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. DeShields (6), S. Choo (10), R. Odor (6)
          • HR - J. Gallo (15), R. Chirinos (7)
          • RBI - J. Gallo (33), R. Chirinos 2 (17)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Jay (3), J. Soler (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - D. DeShields (10)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Escobar-Dozier; Torres-Merrifield-Dozier)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Kiner-Falefa-Odor-Guzman; Odor-Profar-Guzman)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Hammel (W, 2-5)5.140021005.231.4221.0
          T. Hill0.20000002.701.200.0
          E. Stout0.133300223.143.86-6.0
          K. McCarthy (H, 2)0.20000002.951.080.0
          J. Adam (H, 1)1.01001103.121.151.5
          K. Herrera (S, 11)1.01000000.920.769.0
          Total9.09333112---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Hammel (W, 2-5)5.1
          T. Hill0.2
          E. Stout0.1
          K. McCarthy (H, 2)0.2
          J. Adam (H, 1)1.0
          K. Herrera (S, 11)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Hamels (L, 3-5)6.18553223.741.28-2.0
          T. Barnette1.01000003.860.932.0
          J. Diekman0.20000003.931.640.0
          J. Chavez1.00000004.501.373.0
          Total9.0955322---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Hamels (L, 3-5)6.1
          T. Barnette1.0
          J. Diekman0.2
          J. Chavez1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Adam 2 (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hammel 102-64, T. Hill 2-2, E. Stout 11-7, K. McCarthy 4-2, J. Adam 30-17, K. Herrera 11-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hammel 2-4, T. Hill 1-0, K. McCarthy 2-0, K. Herrera 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Hammel 22, T. Hill, E. Stout 4, K. McCarthy 2, J. Adam 5, K. Herrera 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Hamels 95-58, T. Barnette 17-13, J. Diekman 6-5, J. Chavez 10-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Hamels 9-7, T. Barnette 1-2, J. Diekman 1-0, J. Chavez 2-1
          • Batters Faced - C. Hamels 29, T. Barnette 4, J. Diekman, J. Chavez 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Chirinos homered to center, Odor scored53
            Gallo homered to right51
          • 3RD INNING
            Perez homered to left center, Merrifield scored50
          • 2ND INNING
            Butera homered to right30
          • 1ST INNING
            Dozier singled to shallow center, Jay and Soler scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Jesse Chavez relieved Jake Diekman
            • R. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Torres grounded out to second
            • D. Butera: Strike looking, Ball, Butera flied out to left
            • J. Jay: Jay grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Kelvin Herrera relieved Jason Adam
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Chirinos singled to shallow left
            • R. Guzman: Foul, Guzman flied out to left
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, DeShields grounded into double play third to second to first, Chirinos out at second
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • T. Barnette Pitching:
            • H. Dozier: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dozier singled to shallow center
            • A. Escobar: Foul, Escobar fouled out to catcher
            • Jake Diekman relieved Tony Barnette
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gordon grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Dozier out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jason Adam relieved Kevin McCarthy
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kiner-Falefa singled to shallow center
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kiner-Falefa to second on wild pitch, Ball, Mazara flied out to right
            • J. Profar: Ball, Kiner-Falefa to third on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Profar walked
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Odor popped out to third
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • D. Butera: Butera grounded out to third
            • J. Jay: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jay walked
            • W. Merrifield: Jay stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Merrifield walked
            • Tony Barnette relieved Cole Hamels
            • S. Perez: Foul, Perez fouled out to first
            • J. Soler: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Soler grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Eric Stout relieved Tim Hill
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gallo homered to right
            • R. Odor: Ball, Odor singled to shallow left
            • R. Chirinos: Chirinos homered to center, Odor scored
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike looking, Guzman popped out to pitcher
            • Kevin McCarthy relieved Eric Stout
            • D. DeShields: DeShields grounded bunt out to catcher
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Dozier grounded out to catcher
            • A. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Escobar lined out to center
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Gordon singled to shallow right
            • R. Torres: Ball, Torres grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Kiner-Falefa flied out to right
            • N. Mazara: Mazara singled to right, Choo to third
            • Tim Hill relieved Jason Hammel
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar grounded into double play shortstop to first, Mazara out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Jay singled to right
            • W. Merrifield: Merrifield lined out to left
            • S. Perez: Ball, Foul, Perez lined out to left
            • J. Soler: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Soler struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Chirinos struck out looking
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gordon walked
            • R. Torres: Strike looking, Foul, Torres grounded into double play third to second to first, Gordon out at second
            • D. Butera: Strike looking, Butera flied out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Profar fouled out to third
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo popped out to shortstop
            • R. Odor: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Odor struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Foul, Ball, Merrifield singled to shallow left
            • S. Perez: Perez homered to left center, Merrifield scored
            • J. Soler: Ball, Foul, Soler grounded out to third
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
            • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Choo doubled to deep right
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Kiner-Falefa struck out looking
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gordon grounded out to second
            • R. Torres: Torres lined out to third
            • D. Butera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Butera homered to right
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Jay grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • R. Odor: Ball, Odor doubled to deep left
            • R. Chirinos: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Guzman flied out to center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • C. Hamels Pitching:
            • J. Jay: Ball, Strike looking, Jay singled to shallow center
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Merrifield struck out looking
            • S. Perez: Perez singled to shallow left, Jay to second
            • J. Soler: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Soler reached on fielder's choice to third, Jay to third, Perez out at second
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Soler stole second, Dozier singled to shallow center, Jay and Soler scored
            • A. Escobar: Escobar popped out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Hammel Pitching:
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, DeShields doubled to deep left
            • S. Choo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, DeShields stole third, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to third
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Mazara walked
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Profar grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Mazara out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)