ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Ian Kinsler led off with a home run,
Sidney Ponson got his first victory in a year and the Texas Rangers
ended their homestand with Ron Washington still their manager after
winning 2-1 over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.
Ramon Vazquez hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth off Zack
The Rangers took two-of-three from both Minnesota and Kansas
City during the homestand, which began after a miserable road trip
and a meeting of owner Tom Hicks, president Nolan Ryan and general
manager Jon Daniels about the team's direction. Texas (11-18) set a
team record with 18 losses in April, and still has the worst record
in the majors.
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