Rangers Edge Royals

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ARLINGTON -- Vicente Padilla pitched two-hit shutout ball for six innings and the Texas Rangers held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2. Hank Blalock had two hits and two RBIs.

Padilla is 5-and-9 with the win. Joaquin Benoit, the Rangers' fifth pitcher, threw a perfect ninth for
his third save in seven chances.