Hank Blalock breaks his bat on a first-inning groundout. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
The Rangers had one hit in the first five innings, but put up two runs in the seventh and two in the eighth to tie the game. But their bid for a comeback win fell short when Frank Francisco gave up the decisive home run in the ninth inning.
BATTING 2B: Cabrera, O (6, Holland, D). HR: Kennedy, A 2 (4, 1st inning off Millwood, 0 on, 1
out; 9th inning off Francisco, F, 0 on, 1 out), Giambi (6, 6th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Cabrera,
O 2; Kennedy, A 9; Cust; Holliday 2; Giambi 4; Suzuki, K; Sweeney. RBI: Kennedy, A 2 (15), Giambi (23), Cust (26). Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi; Kennedy, A 2; Cabrera, O. GIDP: Giambi; Suzuki, K. Team RISP:
2-for-9. Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING SB: Holliday (4, 2nd base off Millwood/Saltalamacchia).
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