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June 30, 2008

Kinsler Sizzling

   Second baseman Ian Kinsler extended his current hitting streak to 13 games with a one-out double in the third inning off Yankees' starter Mike Mussina. He came in to score the first run of the game on Josh Hamilton's two-out single for his 80th RBI of the season.

   Mussina had been getting the benefit of the doubt on the inside of the plate. Plate umpire Dan Iassogna had rung up Chris Davis, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ramon Vasquez in succession on called strikes on or close to the inside corner before Kinsler's two-bagger broke the string.

   The Rangers lead, 1-0 after 2 1/2 innings and the Yanks don't have their first hit yet.

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