The Texas Rangers were held to one run for only the second time this season, as Bruce Chen and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 3-1 victory on Monday. The Rangers had a 1-0 victory over Seattle on April 10, and had scored two or more runs in 30 consecutive games since then.
Here are a few postgame notes:
* Adrian Beltre said the loss was on him for his throwing error in the fourth inning. It came with two outs and would have ended the inning, but instead the Royals scored a pair of runs in the next at-bat. Beltre said he didn't have a four-seam grip on the baseball, which led to him pulling it. It was only the second error committed by Beltre this season.
* Beltre's error was one of the reasons Scott Feldman's spot start was cut short. He lasted only 4 2/3 innings, allowing two unearned runs on three hits with one walk and one strikeout. Feldman was charged with his first loss of the season.
* Nelson Cruz belted his fourth home run of the season, a shot into the Club Level in leftfield. It was only the 17th homer to land in those seats in Rangers Ballpark history.
* Setup man Mike Adams had his asthma kick in briefly in the eighth inning. The training staff and manager Ron Washington checked on Adams, who remained in the game and worked a 1-2-3 inning.
* Josh Hamilton extended his hitting streak to 14 games, a Rangers single-season high. Hamilton had a two-out single in the third.
-- Drew Davison