Marlon Byrd (left) slaps hands with Nelson Cruz after Cruz's homer Saturday. (Mark Avery/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
After Hank Blalock helped the Rangers set a new single-season doubles record in the third, Texas continued its offensive eruption en route to sealing a final series victory. Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz -- who went back-to back with Chris Davis in the second -- headlined the high-scoring affair by driving in a pair of RBIs apiece.
BATTING 2B: Blalock (19, Santana, E), Davis, C (23, Santana, E). 3B: Arias
(3, Santana, E). HR: Cruz, N (7, 2nd inning off Santana, E, 1 on, 1 out), Davis, C (17, 2nd inning
off Santana, E, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Davis, C 6; Hamilton; Cruz, N 4; Arias 5; Young, M; Catalanotto;
Blalock 2; Byrd 2. RBI: Cruz, N 2 (26), Davis, C (55), Blalock (38), Arias (9), Young, M (82), Hamilton
2 (130). 2-out RBI: Arias; Young, M; Hamilton 2. Runners left in scoring position,
2 out: Young, M; Teagarden; Blalock. Team RISP: 3-for-8. Team LOB: 7.