Slow go so far, but Rangers lead

Not a good pace to today’s game, mainly because neither pitcher has been sharp. Scott Feldman has only issued two walks, both to Royals cleanup hitter Jose Guillen, but has constantly been behind in the count. He’s needed 66 pitches to record nine outs.

The Royals’ Luke Hochevar walked four and didn’t make it out of a four-run third after throwing 70 pitches.

The Rangers lead, 4-2, through three innings. It has taken 1 hour, 20 minutes to make it this far.

Feldman has really slowed down with runners on base and at times appears to have trouble with catcher Max Ramirez on pitch selection.