Rangers rebound from rout to beat A's 6-3
OAKLAND, Calif.—Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Josh Hamilton also doubled in a run to back Derek Holland, and the Texas Rangers rebounded from an embarrassing rout a night earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Tuesday.
Yorvit Torrealba hit a sacrifice fly, Adrian Beltre singled twice and Holland (5-4) pitched 5 1-3 innings, struck out two, walked two and allowed three runs on seven hits. That was a big improvement after he was knocked out in the second inning when he allowed eight earned runs in last Wednesday's 21-8 home loss to Seattle.
The Rangers managed a season-low three hits -- their fewest since also getting three Aug. 25, 2011, against Boston -- in Monday's 12-1 defeat.
This time, the Rangers had 11 hits and each batter had at least one while five different players drove in runs.