ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Taylor Hearn conceded just one hit in five zero innings, Brad Miller Hamred, and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Thursday night.
The Royals ’first hit was literally from Hearn. Michael A. Taylor sent the backing in the middle of the pitcher’s foot, which continued to the left of second base and to the left field with two outs in the second inning.
Hearn (2-2) went three and knocked out five.
Joe Barlow finished ninth without points, leaving Whit Maryfield on the lead with two runners at base, making his sixth save in six chances.
Jonathan Heasley (0-1) suffered four shots and four injuries in 3 1/3 innings in his first Premier League appearance this season.
Hearn did not exhibit for 11 days, while he was briefly out of rotation and was available to get out of the bullpen.
“I tried to be consistent,” Hearn said. “You can try to prepare for the games, but it’s different when you get there when you first see a lot of batters. It was a little weird. “
Hearn dropped 64 innings and said he could have taken longer.
Manager Chris Woodward felt that Hearn had thrown enough.
“We weren’t sure how he would react after being gone for so long,” Woodward said. “He was really honest, but you could say he was a little tired.”
Miller brought out at the bottom of the first inning with an internal field hit against a change and then scored in a two-out, Cole Calhoun’s pop-up single through the head of a third man from Emanuel Rivera’s base in the short left field.
Miller scored a home run, his fifth, from the right foul field in the seventh. Homer was reviewed, and the home run challenge was confirmed.
Miller came out with loaded bases in the fourth inning of the game 1-0.
“He beat himself up,” Woodward said. “He said, ‘I need to escape.’
“He thrives in big places because he has no fear. He said he knew it was a home run because he knocked down a pole.
Texas reliquary Brock Burke made two innings without a hit before Kansas City used three straight singles to break the result in the eighth against John King. Matt Bush freed King to get third place by swinging Bobby Vita Jr. of the runners on first and second.
Adolis Garcia regained Texas ’advantage in two series in the bottom half when he tripled and scored a goal on a wild field by Josh Stawmont.
Hezley was recalled from Triple-A Amaha to take the place of LHP Kris Bubic, who was selected in Amaha. Last season, the 25-year-old Hezley had a 1-1 record in three starts as part of the royal team.
“It’s an opportunity,” manager Mike Matteny said. “He will be someone we will keep a close eye on now that he is here to help us. He has three plus innings – the change and break ball are very good, and his fast ball. It will be a good test for him in his homeland. It’s an additional addition to what is already a great test, and he is ready for it. “
Hezley is from Plana, Texas, 29 miles from Globe Life Field. Hearn of Royce City, an extra 20 miles from the Rangers home field.
Royals: C. Cam Gallagher had the right to withdraw from the list of victims on Thursday, but he remained inactive. C Sebastian Rivera started his first major league game this season after being recalled from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Rangers: RHP Josh Sborz, who was selected to Triple-A Round Rock after leaving IL on May 1, is back on the Rangers list. He replaced LHP Kolby Allard, who was selected in Round Rock.
Royals: Start a series of three games in Colorado on Friday when RHP Zach Grainke (0-2, 2.67) faces LHP Rockies Kyle Freeland (1-3, 3.94).
Rangers: A home series over the weekend of three games starting Friday against Boston, where Texas RHP Dane Dunning (1-1, 3.38) will meet Red Sox RHP Nick Pivetta (0-4, 6.08).