Josh Hamilton hit the third longest homer in Rangers Ballpark history. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
The offensive outburst from the Rangers was highlighted by Ian Kinsler's two home runs and Josh Hamilton's 460-foot blast in the eighth that proved to be the difference. Kevin Millwood tossed six effective innings, giving up two runs to the Angels.
BATTING 2B: Young, M (14, Saunders, J), Davis, C (4, Loux, S). 3B: Hamilton (2, Saunders, J). HR: Kinsler 2 (11, 3rd inning off Saunders, J, 1 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Saunders, J, 0 on, 1 out), Jones, An (4,
3rd inning off Saunders, J, 1 on, 1 out), Hamilton (5, 8th inning off Loux, S, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Davis, C 2; Kinsler 8; Andrus; Hamilton 7; Young, M 3; Jones, An 4; Byrd. RBI: Hamilton 3 (17), Jones, An 3 (11), Kinsler 3 (31), Davis, C (21). 2-out RBI: Davis, C; Hamilton 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, An 2; Saltalamacchia 2. SF: Jones, An. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Byrd (2, 2nd base off Saunders, J/Mathis).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Hamilton (Kendrick, H at home). DP: 3 (Andrus-Kinsler-Davis, C 2, Kinsler-Andrus-Davis, C). Pickoffs: Holland, D (Mathis at 1st base).