Lowe hits towering HR, Texas tops Royals to avoid sweep

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A throw from the outfield goes over the head of Kansas City Royals shortstop Nicky Lopez (8) during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, April 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Nate Lowe hit a towering, three-run homer and the Texas Rangers figured how to hold onto a big lead, beating the Kansas City Royals 7-3 for their first win of the season.

Texas blew a five-run edge on opening day and a four-run lead Saturday. Boosted by Lowe, the Rangers avoided a sweep. Lowe connected in the third for a 3-0 lead.

He has nine RBIs in the first three games of the season, a Texas record. Isiah Kiner-Falefa also drove in three runs for the Rangers.

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