SAN DIEGO -- Josh Hamilton returned to the lineup with two hits, including a two-run triple in the third, and Scott Feldman allowed two runs as six innings as the Rangers beat the Padres 7-3 for their fifth straight victory.
Hamilton's gapper to right-center field scored Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus to erase a 1-0 deficit. Hamilton would score as the next hitter, Adrian Beltre, lofted a flyball to right field that was just deep enough for Hamilton to race home.
The Rangers pushed their 3-1 lead to 6-1 in the sixth, an inning that started with a Hamilton single and a Beltre double. Nelson Cruz plated both with a double that ended the night for Edinson Volquez, who was traded to Cincinnati by the Rangers to acquire Hamilton in December 2007.
Feldman added an RBI single to cap the sixth, and Beltre would add a solo homer in the seventh as part of a 3-for-4 game.
Feldman won for the first time the season and for the first time in six starts in place of Neftali Feliz. With Roy Oswalt declaring himself ready to join the rotation, Feldman (1-6) could make his next appearance out of the bullpen.
The Rangers suffered another injury as Mitch Moreland left the game in the second inning with a strained left hamstring after bouncing into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded.
-- Jeff Wilson