KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chan Ho Park earned his 100th major league win, Michael Young got four hits and the Texas Rangers beat Kansas City 14-9 to hand the Royals their first loss under new manager Buddy Bell.

The Rangers got home runs from Young, Alfonso Soriano, Rod Barajas and Laynce Nix to end Kansas City’s four-game winning streak, its longest since September 2003.

Bell dropped to 4-1 since taking over the worst team in the major leagues on Tuesday.

Young, Barajas and Mark Teixeira each drove in three runs to back Park, who gave up eight hits and four runs in the first two innings. But he got through five innings to win his sixth straight decision in 10 starts since a loss on April 8.

Park (6-1) allowed six runs and 11 hits before departing after 107 pitches. With the game televised live back home, he became the first South Korean pitcher to win 100 games in the majors.

Teixeira reached base five times, including two doubles. The Rangers’ 19 hits matched their season high.

Royals right-hander Jose Lima, winless in 14 starts since a Sept. 14 victory over San Diego, was staked to a 4-0 lead but gave it all back in the third. Barajas led off with a homer, and Teixeira and Hank Blalock hit consecutive doubles with two outs to produce another run.

Soriano’s 15th homer with Blalock aboard tied it.

Lima, who has an 8.39 ERA, has allowed 15 home runs, most in the AL. He gave up five runs, seven hits and two walks in 3 2-3 innings.

The Rangers chased Lima (0-5) with a run in the fourth. Young, who extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games, singled home Nix to make it 5-4. Young, who homered in the eighth, is hitting .467 during his hitting streak. He has six consecutive multihit games.

The Rangers sent 11 batters to the plate in a six-run fifth, which included a three-run double by Teixeira. Barajas had a two-run single, and Young drove in the other run with a single.

Royals relievers Steve Stemle was charged with all six runs after not allowing a run in his first three big league outings covering 7 1-3 innings.

Nix homered off Mike Wood leading off the sixth.

The Royals got five singles in the first inning to score two runs. Angel Berroa scored when Mike Sweeney grounded into a double play. Terrence Long’s single scored Matt Stairs with the second run.

Berroa and David DeJesus, who had three hits, each drove in a run in the second, pushing the Royals’ lead to 4-0.

Kansas City rookie Mark Teahen hit a two-run single in the sixth. Emil Brown, who had three hits to match his career high, homered in a two-run seventh off left-hander Ron Mahay.

Notes: LHP Jeremy Affeldt, who had been on the Royals’ disabled list since April 16 with a strained left groin, was activated Saturday and gave up one run, two hits and a walk while striking out three in 1 1-3 innings. To make room on the roster for Affeldt, the Royals designated RHP Ryan Jensen for assignment. … The Rangers lead the majors with 85 home runs and 303 runs. … Kansas City’s 17 hits equaled its season high.

AP-ES-06-04-05 1824EDT


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