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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 1 1/2 games behind Cleveland for the second wild-card spot.

      Kansas City is 3 1/2 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.