Marlon Byrd greets Ian Kinsler, who scored the winner on David Murphy's hit. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
David Murphy's 10th-inning RBI single lifted the Rangers over the Astros for the fifth time in as many games this season. Earlier, Omar Vizquel tied Luis Aparicio's MLB record for the most career hits by a Venezuelan (2,677), while Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Nelson Cruz homered.
BATTING 2B: Matsui, K (7, Harrison, M), Pence 2 (11, Harrison, M, Wilson, C). HR: Lee, Ca (12, 4th inning off Harrison, M, 0 on, 0 out), Pence (9, 8th inning off Guardado, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Keppinger 2; Lee, Ca 5; Michaels; Bourn; Rodriguez, I; Pence 9; Matsui, K 3. RBI: Tejada, M (37), Lee, Ca (41), Matsui, K (13), Pence (27). 2-out RBI: Matsui, K. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Michaels; Berkman; Bourn 2; Rodriguez, I. SAC: Matsui, K. GIDP: Tejada, M 2. Team RISP: 1-for-9. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Bourn (23, 2nd base off Harrison, M/Saltalamacchia). CS: Bourn (6, 2nd base by Wilson, C/Saltalamacchia).