Nelson Cruz leads off the ninth inning with his third homer of the season. (Paul Sancya/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Kris Benson made his first start since the 2006 season, but his Rangers debut certainly didn't go as planned. The veteran right-hander was touched up for seven earned runs on 10 hits, including a grand slam, in five innings.
BATTING HR: Cruz, N (3, 9th inning off Bonine, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Hamilton; Blalock; Cruz, N 5;
Byrd; Andrus. RBI: Blalock (4), Cruz, N (5). 2-out RBI: Blalock. Runners left in scoring position,
2 out: Cruz, N; Blalock. GIDP: Davis, C. Team RISP: 1-for-4. Team LOB: 6.
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