Marlon Byrd's season-high four hits pulled his average to .286. (Gail Burton/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Josh Hamilton's three-run homer with no outs in the first said loudly and clearly that this was going to be Texas' offensive resurgence. The Rangers had 20 hits -- five by Ian Kinsler, who homered for the first time since July 5. Marlon Byrd was 4-for-6 with a three-run homer.
BATTING 2B: Roberts 2 (44, Harrison, M, Harrison, M), Payton (9, Harrison, M), Mora (23, Guardado). HR: Mora (17, 1st inning off Harrison, M, 1 on, 1 out), Huff (23, 3rd inning off Harrison, M, 1 on, 0 out). TB: Roberts 6; Mora 7; Huff 4; Millar; Payton 3; Montanez, L 3. RBI: Mora 4 (78), Montanez, L (2), Huff 2 (75). 2-out RBI: Mora. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Markakis; Mora; Millar. GIDP: Payton; Cintron. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Roberts (29, 2nd base off Madrigal/Laird).