Nelson Cruz is congratulated at the dugout after his go-ahead homer in the seventh. (AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
C.J. Wilson gave up three runs on three hits and a walk in the eighth, spoiling Kevin Millwood's solid start and erasing a lead the Rangers took in the seventh on Nelson Cruz's two-run homer. Texas loaded the bases in the ninth, but Elvis Andrus, Julio Borbon and Michael Young were unable to come through.
BATTING 2B: Rodriguez, I (19, Baker, S), Byrd (39, Rauch). HR: Cruz, N (28,
7th inning off Baker, S, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Kinsler; Andrus; Cruz, N 5; Borbon; Young, M; Rodriguez,
I 2; Byrd 2. RBI: Andrus (27), Cruz, N 2 (62). Runners left in scoring position,
2 out: Hamilton; Byrd; Kinsler; Young, M 2. Team RISP: 1-for-9. Team LOB: 8.
Borbon (11, 2nd base off Baker, S/Redmond, M).
FIELDING E: Cruz, N (4, fielding). Outfield
assists: Byrd (Span at 2nd base). DP: (Byrd-Kinsler).
1-Ran for Kubel in the 8th. 2-Ran for Redmond, M in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Punto (9, Millwood), Morneau (30, Millwood), Span (11, Grilli). 3B:
Redmond, M (1, Millwood). HR: Kubel (21, 4th inning off Millwood, 1 on, 0 out). TB:
Cuddyer; Harris, B; Redmond, M 3; Span 3; Punto 3; Kubel 5; Morneau 2. RBI: Kubel 2 (75), Harris,
B (32), Redmond, M (7), Punto (29). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau; Mauer; Punto;
Redmond, M; Casilla, A 2. Team RISP: 3-for-16. Team LOB: 9.
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