Rangers 3, Royals 1: Matt Garza pitched eight strong innings and Adrian Beltre recorded a pair of hits and an RBI as visiting Texas evened the series at one game apiece.Garza (10-6) allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out five to break a four-game losing streak and Joe Nathan got the final three outs for his 40th save. Craig Gentry added three hits for the Rangers, who trail Cleveland by a half-game for the second American League wild-card spot.Eric Hosmer led off the ninth with a solo homer off Garza to left field for the Royals, who dropped 3 1/2 behind Cleveland. Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie (14-12) yielded three runs and seven hits over six innings while throwing 100 pitches.Ian Kinsler led off the game with a triple for the Rangers and zipped home on Elvis Andrus' groundout to give Texas an early lead. Andrus and Alex Rios each walked with one out in the third before Beltre's single over the second-base bag brought home one and A.J. Pierzynski's sacrifice fly plated another.Garza retired 10 straight at one point and stranded Jarrod Dyson after he had tripled with two outs in the fifth inning. The right-hander also gave up a double to Alcides Escobar with one out in the eighth before getting Alex Gordon to line out and striking out Emilio Bonifacio looking to end the threat.GAME NOTEBOOK: Texas won its 45th road game, more than anyone else in baseball. … Guthrie went over the 200-inning mark for the fourth time in his last five seasons, increasing his total to 204 2/3. Teammates James Shields (213 2/3) and Ervin Santana (205) have also reached the milestone. … Gentry owns seven hits in nine at-bats his last two games.