Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon (4) is congratulated by teammate Mike Moustakas (8) after hitting a grand slam off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Kansas City Royals' Johnny Giavotella, back, and David Lough (7) also scored on the play. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Perez, who had three hits, went deep in the third with Alex Gordon aboard. His two-out double in the first scored Gordon, who had singled and swiped second.
Yordano Ventura allowed three runs, two earned, and five hits in 6 1-3 innings for Kansas City. The right-hander, who was skipped on his previous turn in the rotation due to a sore back, struck out seven and walked four.
Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his 41st save in 43 chances.