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April 27, 2011

Rangers 7, Blue Jays 6 (F)

ARLINGTON - Mitch Moreland's solo homer to centerfield to lead off the seventh inning proved to be the difference as Texas rallied to beat Toronto 7-6.

Moreland's homer broke a 6-6 tie and allowed the Rangers to snap a two-game slide.

Texas trailed 2-0 before scoring six times in the bottom of the third to take a 6-2 lead. The Blue Jays chipped away though, scoring three times in the fourth off Derek Holland and then tying the game in the seventh on a Juan Rivera homer.

Moreland's homer off Octavio Dotel went 411 feet and made a winner out of rookie Cody Eppley, who allowed the Rivera homer. The bullpen duo of Arthur Rhodes and Darren Oliver finished the game, with Oliver recording his second save.

Oliver allowed a pair of two-out singles, but struck out Edwin Encarnacion to end the game.

The Rangers sent 10 batters to the plate in the third, with Michael Young's two-run double the big blow that put the Rangers up. Mike Napoli capped the scoring in that inning with another two-run double.

- Anthony Andro

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