Gerald Laird is congratulated after scoring a run on Ramon Vazquez's triple. (Ric Francis/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Gerald Laird hit a three-run shot and a two-run homer for a career-high six RBIs, and Ben Broussard added a two-run shot, his third, as the Rangers earned a 2-1 series victory. Right-hander Vicente Padilla got the win, going seven innings and allowing four runs (three earned).
BATTING 2B: Napoli (1, Padilla). HR: Anderson (1, 2nd inning off Padilla, 0 on, 0 out), Hunter (2, 4th inning off Padilla, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Figgins 2; Matthews; Anderson 5; Hunter 4; Kendrick 2; Napoli 2. RBI: Anderson (3), Hunter (3), Napoli (3). 2-out RBI: Napoli. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis 3. GIDP: Guerrero. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING SB: Kendrick (2, 2nd base off Padilla/Laird). CS: Figgins (2, 2nd base by Padilla/Laird).