Hank Blalock slides into second base with a double in the second inning. (LM Otero/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Hank Blalock hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to break a tie and put the Rangers back in second place in the American League West by a half-game over the A's. Jamey Wright earned the win in relief of right-hander Dustin Nippert.
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