Offensively, Nomar Mazara leads the Rangers with 52 hits and 31 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Gallo have combined for 87 hits and 52 RBI.
Duffy's pitch in the dirt bounced off Perez and then hit Choo in the face, sending the left-handed hitter staggering out of the box. Perez picked it up, sending it to second to throw Delino DeShields out.
"I saw the ball like right in front of me", Perez said, according to The Associated Press.
Choo stayed in the game.
The Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers meet Friday in Major League Baseball action at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The lefty, 2-2 in his last four starts, struck out five and walked two. The veteran left-hander entered the game with a 6.88 ERA this season and had allowed at least five earned runs in five of his previous 10 starts.
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The Texas hitters are putting up 4.2 runs per outing, including 5.5 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over their last five.
Mann, 34, pitched five scoreless innings over three appearances with the Rangers. Texas, 9-18 at home this season, avoided the shutout on Rougned Odor's RBI single in the eighth, which chased Duffy. Salvador Perez matched his season high by driving in four runs in Thursday's win and is enjoying a solid month with seven homers and 23 RBIs. He made his season debut for Texas after his contract was purchased from Triple-A Round Rock earlier in the day. Roman Torres scored three times and Whit Merrifield drove in a pair with a double in the eighth.
Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon (hip/neck) was a late scratch Thursday, one day after making a spectacular diving catch against St. Louis. The 44-year-old has been better than his modest 2-2 record suggests, as he got no-decisions in each of his first four starts in 2018 despite compiling a 1.45 ERA in that stretch.
The Royals are 1-5 in their last six against AL West opponents and 3-9 in Skoglund's last 12 starts overall.