Jose Guillen drove in five runs and the Kansas City Royals held off the Texas Rangers 9-5 on Tuesday night. The Royals have won three of their last four games after snapping a seven-game losing streak. Texas has lost 14 of its last 18 games to fall to a major league-worst 9-18 record on beleaguered manager Ron Washington's 56th birthday.
Guillen drove in the Royals' first run with a first-inning fielder's choice, singled to produce Kansas City's two runs in the second and hit a two-run home run in the fourth. Texas starter Jason Jennings (0-5) gave up eight hits and five runs before leaving with no outs in the third inning because of ulnar nerve irritation in his right arm.