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Kinsler helps Rangers edge A's

8:16 PM, Jun 28, 2012   |    comments
Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler hits a single during the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
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ARLINGTON, TX - Ian Kinsler was a catalyst atop the lineup with a season-high four hits, and the Texas Rangers hung on for a 7-6 victory over the Oakland A's.

Kinsler scored three times thanks to a lineup that had five players with multi-hit games, including Josh Hamilton, Michael Young, Nelson Cruz and David Murphy.

Despite 14 hits, none left the ballpark, and the Rangers were able to win their third straight and 14th out of their last 17 games. Scott Feldman (2-6) grabbed the win despite giving up four runs in five-plus innings.

Joe Nathan earned his 18th save after getting out of a first-and-third, one- out jam in the ninth.

Oakland lost even though it received home runs from Josh Reddick, Derek Norris and Cliff Pennington. It's the first time since May 23, 2009 the A's have lost a game when homering at least three times.

Tyson Ross (2-8) lost his fifth straight decision after yielding five runs, eight hits and a walk in four-plus innings. He hasn't recorded a win since May 14.

 

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