Taylor again stars at plate, Royals beat Rangers 11-4

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By DAVID SMALE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael A. Taylor homered and drove in three runs for the second straight game, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Texas Rangers 11-4. Released by Washington after hitting .196 last season, Taylor is off to a sensational start for Kansas City. After getting three hits and throwing out two runners at the plate from center field in a 14-10 win on opening day, Taylor came back with a home run and double as the Royals improved to 2-0. Whit Merrifield also homered for the second game in a row. Texas starter Kohei Arihara allowed three runs in five innings in his major league debut after six seasons in Japan.