The Rangers are 30 games below .500

For the second night in a row, the Royals defeated Texas 6-3. 

Expected 2015 rotation member, Nick Tepesch, had his first rocky outing in over a month, where he surrendered 5 runs on 9 hits in 4.1 IP against the Blue Jays on July 20th. Since then -- heading into tonight -- he was riding a four-start stretch where he carried a 2.77 ERA over 26.0 innings, which included three quality starts and the other, allowing no runs on 6 hits in 5.2 innings. So, basically, Nick has been doing alright for himself of late. 

Tonight, though, he gave up 6 runs on 7 hits, as well as three costly walks in 6.1 innings on the bump. 

Oh well. 

Shin-Soo Choo led off the game with a solo HR, his 13th of the season, and Adrian Beltre and Leonys Martin pitched in with two hits apiece. Other than that, not much happened.