Ian Kinsler rounds the bases after his leadoff homer in Game 1 on Tuesday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Right off the bat of -- who else? -- Ian Kinsler, the Rangers enjoyed an early lead in Game 1 of their twin bill with the Blue Jays. But the visitors kept the pressure on, and it was a fight to the finish as two-run singles by Chris Davis and Nelson Cruz helped keep Toronto down.
BATTING 2B: Rodriguez, I (20, Rzepczynski). HR: Kinsler (29, 1st inning off Rzepczynski, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Davis, C 3; Kinsler 5; Andrus; Cruz, N 2; Rodriguez, I 3. RBI: Kinsler (78), Davis, C 2 (40), Cruz, N 2 (67). 2-out RBI: Davis, C 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Hamilton; Andrus 2. GIDP: Young, M, Rodriguez, I, Andrus. Team RISP: 2-for-12. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING CS: Cruz, N (4, 2nd base by Rzepczynski/Barajas), Kinsler (3, 3rd base by Rzepczynski/Barajas). PO: Cruz, N (1st base by Rzepczynski), Kinsler (2nd base by Rzepczynski).
FIELDING E: Young, M (9, fielding). DP: 2 (Young, M-Kinsler-Davis, C 2).