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June 28, 2011

Rangers 7, Astros 3 (F)

ARLINGTON - Texas left-hander C.J. Wilson completed a 3-0 June by pitching seven innings and allowing two runs as the Rangers topped Houston 7-3.
Wilson, who's last lost came May 20, also helped his cause by sparking the offense with a leadoff triple in the third inning.
The Rangers, who have now won seven-consecutive games at Minute Maid Park, went on to score three runs in the inning. One of those cam on a homer to center by Josh Hamilton. That was more than enough support for Wilson, who pitched seven innings and allowed two runs. Wilson struck out three and surrendered seven hits.

Wilson has pitched at least six innings in each of his last eight starts. His triple was also the first big-league hit of his career and marked just the second triple by a Texas pitcher since 1972.

The Rangers added some insurance runs in the eighth and ninth on solo homers from Mitch Moreland and Ian Kinsler. The Rangers had at least one hit from all nine spots in the batting order.

- Anthony Andro


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