Ian Kinsler is congratulated by Marlon Byrd after hitting his 19th homer. (Donna McWilliam/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Scott Feldman saw his pitch count rise rapidly early on but the bats had his back. The Rangers sent five balls sailing out, with Marlon Byrd's two shots leading the way. Elvis Andrus stole four bases as Texas moved 1 1/2 back in the AL West.
BATTING 2B: Saltalamacchia (9, Rodriguez, R). HR: Kinsler (19, 1st inning off Saunders, J, 0 on, 0 out), Byrd 2 (7, 1st inning off Saunders, J, 1 on, 0 out; 4th
inning off Saunders, J, 2 on, 2 out), Cruz, N (19, 3rd inning off Saunders, J, 0 on, 1 out), Murphy, Dv (7, 7th inning off
Rodriguez, R, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Andrus 2; Kinsler 4; Jones, An; Saltalamacchia 2; Cruz, N 5; Young, M; Murphy, Dv 4; Byrd 8. RBI: Kinsler (51), Byrd 5 (39), Cruz, N 2 (47), Murphy, Dv (21). 2-out RBI: Byrd 3; Cruz, N. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Byrd; Murphy, Dv; Kinsler 2; Cruz, N. Team RISP:
2-for-15. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Andrus 4 (15, 2nd base off Saunders, J/Napoli, 3rd base off Saunders, J/Napoli, 2nd base off Thompson/Napoli, 3rd
base off Thompson/Napoli), Jones, An (3, 2nd base off Thompson/Napoli). CS: Murphy, Dv (4, 2nd base by Saunders, J/Napoli).
FIELDING E: Andrus (12, fielding), Byrd (1, fielding).