Chris Davis, who drove in a pair, and Nelson Cruz, who hit a solo shot, celebrate Texas' win. (AP)
By Matt Palmer / Special to MLB.com
Behind an impressive start by 15-game winner Scott Feldman, a two-run double by Chris Davis and a solo dinger by Nelson Cruz, the Rangers handled the Orioles in the series opener, and as a result of the Red Sox's loss, trimmed Boston's AL Wild Card lead to two games.
BATTING 2B: Davis, C (11, Tillman). HR: Cruz, N (31, 6th inning off Tillman, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Davis, C 2; Andrus 2; Cruz, N 4; Rodriguez, I; Vizquel; Byrd 2. RBI: Byrd (67), Rodriguez, I (39), Davis, C 2 (44), Cruz, N (70). 2-out RBI: Rodriguez, I; Davis, C 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vizquel; Byrd 2. Team RISP: 3-for-7. Team LOB:
BASERUNNING SB: Borbon (12, 2nd base off Meredith/Wieters). CS: Byrd (3, 2nd base by Tillman/Wieters).
FIELDING E: Davis, C (3, fielding). DP: (Feldman-Kinsler-Davis, C-Andrus).