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      Maxwell grand slam powers Royals over Rangers


      Justin Maxwell hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-0 Sunday in a matchup of AL wild-card contenders.


      The Oakland Athletics clinched the AL West with the Rangers' loss.


      Texas dropped 1½ games behind Cleveland for the second wild-card spot.


      Kansas City is 3½ back.


      Maxwell connected off former Royals All-Star closer Joakim Soria.


      Royals starter James Shields gave up six hits in eight innings, walking one and striking out two.


      Texas starter Alexi Ogando pitched two-hit ball for seven innings, striking out five and walking one.

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