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KC Royals return to winning ways with 4-3 victory over Rangers

Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer and RBI single in going three for four at the plate as the Royals beat the Rangers 4-3 to open their series at Kauffman Stadium and maintain a half-game lead in the American League Central.

Should Mike Moustakas bunt against the shift?

Defensive infield shifts are all the rage in baseball this season; when certain hitters come to the plate the defense will overload one side of the infield and dare the hitter to hit the ball through that shift or hit the ball to the other side of the field. When Mike Moustakas comes to the plate he often sees one guy between second and third and three guys between first and second. So what should he do?

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Replay: Tweets from Monday night’s Royals-Rangers game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Monday night’s Royals-Rangers game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City.