Josh Hamilton pops up after stealing second base in the first inning. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Marlon Byrd hit a two-run double in the first inning, and the Rangers got three RBIs from Taylor Teagarden to back the effort of Vicente Padilla, who returned from the disabled list with 5 2/3 strong innings. He allowed one unearned run.
BATTING 2B: Byrd (24, Hernandez, F), Teagarden (1, Messenger), Hamilton (31, Messenger). TB:
Young, M 2; Hamilton 2; Byrd 4; Blalock; Cruz, N; Teagarden 3. RBI: Byrd 3 (45), Teagarden 3 (9), Young, M (75). 2-out
RBI: Byrd 3; Young, M; Teagarden 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock 2; Boggs 3; Davis, C;
Arias; Byrd. Team RISP: 5-for-19. Team LOB: 11.
BASERUNNING SB: Young, M
(9, 2nd base off Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro), Arias (4, 2nd base off Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro), Hamilton (9, 2nd base off Hernandez,
F/Johnson, Ro), Byrd (5, 2nd base off Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro).
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