Josh Hamilton (right) is congratulated by Marlon Byrd after homering. (AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Josh Hamilton, sidelined since April 26, rejoined the Rangers' lineup and picked up right where he left off. The slugger smashed a two-run homer in the seventh that broke a 1-1 tie and sparked a six-run rally. Starter Scott Feldman got a no-decision after holding the Mariners to one run in 6 1/3 innings.
BATTING 2B: Kinsler (10, Vargas), Byrd (13, Lowe, M), Saltalamacchia (5, Lowe, M). HR: Davis, C (9, 5th inning off Vargas, 0 on, 0 out), Hamilton (3, 7th inning off Lowe, M, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Saltalamacchia 2; Davis, C 5; Kinsler 4; Andrus; Hamilton 4; Cruz, N; Young, M 3; Jones, An; Byrd 2. RBI: Davis, C (17), Hamilton 2 (12), Cruz, N (22), Saltalamacchia (14), Andrus (7). 2-out RBI: Saltalamacchia; Andrus. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton 4; Andrus 2. SF: Cruz, N. GIDP: Hamilton. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team LOB: 11.