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Rangers cruise back to winning track

Josh Hamilton extended his hit streak to 20 games as Texas erupted at the plate to ruin Josh Banks' season debut for Houston. The Rangers have now won 15 of their past 17 games and have totaled 19 June victories.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourgeois, CF3020100.400
Keppinger, 2B3000102.276
Berkman, 1B2000202.242
Lee, Ca, DH3010102.237
Pence, RF3100105.264
Michaels, LF4122010.244
Johnson, C, 3B4000010.308
Castro, Ja, C4000020.214
Navarro, O, SS3000010.000
Totals292526511.236
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS5022003.290
Young, M, 3B4110103.317
Kinsler, 2B5223003.285
Guerrero, DH4021113.326
Hamilton, CF4010110.348
Cruz, N, RF5130005.323
Murphy, Dv, LF4120103.273
Smoak, 1B4110105.227
Ramirez, M, C3111113.227
Totals3871576328.282
BATTING
2B: Bourgeois (1, Wilson, C), Michaels (3, Wilson, C).
HR: Michaels (4, 4th inning off Wilson, C, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Bourgeois 3; Lee, Ca; Michaels 6.
RBI: Michaels 2 (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pence 2.
GIDP: Keppinger, Berkman.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourgeois 2 (3, 3rd base off Wilson, C/Ramirez, M, 2nd base off O'Day/Ramirez, M).

FIELDING
E: Keppinger (6, fielding).
Outfield assists: Michaels (Guerrero at 2nd base).
DP: (Keppinger-Navarro, O-Berkman).

BATTING
2B: Murphy, Dv (14, Banks), Kinsler (12, Banks), Ramirez, M (3, Banks).
3B: Cruz, N (2, Byrdak).
HR: Kinsler (2, 4th inning off Banks, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 6; Andrus 2; Hamilton; Cruz, N 5; Young, M; Guerrero 2; Ramirez, M 2; Murphy, Dv 3; Smoak.
RBI: Guerrero (60), Ramirez, M (8), Kinsler 3 (23), Andrus 2 (23).
2-out RBI: Andrus 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N 2; Young, M 2; Murphy, Dv; Guerrero 2.
GIDP: Smoak.
Team RISP: 4-for-17.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (7, 2nd base off Banks/Castro, Ja).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Murphy, Dv (Pence at home).
DP: 2 (Andrus-Kinsler-Smoak, Kinsler-Smoak).

HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Banks(L, 0-1)4.086641113.50
Chacin1.02110103.24
Fulchino2.04001007.07
Byrdak1.01001105.60
Totals8.015776314.59
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wilson, C(W, 6-3)7.05224313.35
O'Day1.00002001.78
Francisco, F1.00000204.36
Totals9.05226513.94
Banks pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.

Pitches-strikes: Banks 84-47, Chacin 16-10, Fulchino 35-23, Byrdak 15-10, Wilson, C 112-72, O'Day 22-13, Francisco, F 14-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Banks 7-4, Chacin 1-1, Fulchino 2-3, Byrdak 1-0, Wilson, C 11-2, O'Day 0-1, Francisco, F 1-0.
Batters faced: Banks 24, Chacin 5, Fulchino 11, Byrdak 4, Wilson, C 27, O'Day 5, Francisco, F 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Chacin 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 95 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 11 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 28,951.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
June 26, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media