Andruw Jones celebrates his two-run shot with Ian Kinsler on Thursday. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Omar Vizquel became the all-time leader in hits by a Venezuelan player with a first-inning single, but the Rangers needed 11 more frames to secure a series win. Chris Davis and David Murphy hit back-to-back homers in the 12th to deliver the win and put Texas in sole possession of first in the American League West.
a-Struck out for O'Day in the 8th. b-Flied out for Grilli in the 11th.
BATTING 2B: Davis, C (10, Garland), Kinsler (16, Garland), Byrd (23, Gutierrez), Young, M (23, Qualls), Cruz, N (13, Vasquez,
E). HR: Jones, An (9, 5th inning off Garland, 1 on, 2 out), Davis, C (14, 12th inning off Vasquez, E, 1 on, 2 out), Murphy,
Dv (4, 12th inning off Vasquez, E, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Davis, C 8; Kinsler 3; Jones, An 4; Saltalamacchia; Cruz, N 2; Young, M 3; Vizquel; Byrd 3; Murphy, Dv 4. RBI: Young, M (28), Jones, An 3 (22), Byrd (33), Davis, C 2 (30), Murphy, Dv (16). 2-out RBI: Jones, An 2; Byrd; Davis, C 2; Murphy, Dv. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Feldman; Cruz, N 2; Jones, An; Murphy, Dv; Blalock; Young, M. SAC: Feldman; Vizquel. GIDP: Young, M, Byrd. Team RISP: 3-for-16. Team LOB: 12.
BASERUNNING SB: Kinsler (16, 2nd base off Vasquez, E/Montero, M).
a-Homered for Gutierrez in the 7th. b-Struck out for Qualls in the 9th. c-Walked for Rauch in the 11th.
BATTING 2B: Upton, J (18, Feldman). HR: Reynolds, Ma 2 (21, 1st inning off Feldman, 1 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Francisco, F, 1 on, 1 out), Clark (3, 7th
inning off O'Day, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Parra, G; Reynolds, Ma 9; Montero, M; Clark 4; Drew 3; Upton, J 3. RBI: Reynolds, Ma 4 (53), Clark (6), Montero, M 2 (12). 2-out RBI: Reynolds, Ma 2; Clark; Montero, M 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Parra, G; Roberts, R; Upton, J. Team RISP: 2-for-9. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Upton, J (10, 2nd base off Feldman/Saltalamacchia).