Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz flexed their muscle in the first inning against the Dodgers, hitting back-to-back homers off Chad Billingsley. Hamilton punished the first pitch he saw to straightaway center field for a two-run shot, and Cruz hit an 0-1 pitch onto the concourse in left field. The Rangers lead 3-0 with Doug Mathis set to face Rafael Furcal, Orlando Hudson and Manny Ramirez. Yes, he's finally playing.
-- Jeff Wilson