"Especially coming off the bench in a pinch-hitting situation. If I execute the pitch, we're fine." Beltre helped the Rangers rally from a 3-0 deficit with a three-run blast in the sixth.Hiring a Matchmaker is like hiring any other kind of expert such as a mechanic, accountant, programmer or doctor.
"We just felt the better matchup was Napoli." It was the Rangers' first pinch-homer since Leonys Martin did it May 19, 2015, at Boston.
"Any time you can come through like that late in the game, it's always fun," Napoli said.
But Gausman would give it all away in the bottom of the fourth inning, his afternoon ending after needing 93 pitches to record just 10 outs.
Gausman was coming off his best start of the season – a seven-inning, two-run outing against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night -- but lasted just 3 1/3 innings Sunday his shortest nonejection start of the season.
The Royals (44-44) have dropped four straight and are winless in five games this season against the Rangers (44-45), who won their 10th straight over Kansas City dating to last season.
Napoli's pinch-homer with Carlos Gomez aboard in the seventh broke a 3-3 deadlock.
Napoli pulled Mike Minor's 2-2 pitch 444 feet out to left.
"That's what he is here for," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said of Napoli hitting Joey Gallo.
Over the past three days, the Orioles’ most glaring weaknesses have become magnified against the Kansas City Royals.