With Nelson Cruz and Elvis Andrus out of the lineup, the Texas Rangers struggled to find defensive consistency on their way to a 7-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals.  Colby Lewis gave up eight hits on the night, and allowed five unearned runs.

On Lewis' performance, Rangers manager Ron Washington noted that, "He's had those plays before and executed. He didn't execute it. That one just got away from him."

Brandon Snyder picked up some slack for the Rangers, smacking a homer in the ninth inning, but it was not enough to get any momentum going for the Rangers. For the Rangers fans out there, its not time to enter panic mode yet. The Rangers are 4 games up on the Oakland Athletics, and well as being 7 1/2 up on both Seattle and Los Angeles. If Hamilton can remain consistent and healthy they should have no problem taking their division.