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May 08, 2013

Rangers 4, Brewers 1 (F)

MILWAUKEE -- Ian Kinsler fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle, Mitch Moreland homered and drove in two runs, and Derek Holland allowed only one run in seven eventful innings as the Rangers beat the Brewers 4-1 to snap a four-game road losing streak.

The Rangers piled up the hits against Kyle Lohse, including singles by their first three hitters for 1-0 lead. Kinsler added his homer with two outs in the second, a liner liner that just stayed fair down the left-field line, and Moreland delivered with two outs in the third.

The only inning the Rangers didn’t collect a hit against Lohse was the fifth, and they had collected nine when the right-hander exited with one out in the seventh.

But the Brewers were down only 4-1 at stretch time as they piled up the hits against Holland, but they also ran into two outs on the bases to keep them from drawing closer.

The first ended the third inning after Jean Segura was gunned down at home by Leonys Martin in a frame that saw the Brewers collect three singles.

Milwaukee opened the sixth with a triple and a double for its first run, and had a triple with two outs on a ball Nelson Cruz lost in the lights. But the Brewers scored only once as Aramis Ramirez, who had doubled, was thrown out at third for the first out of the inning while trying to advance on a wild pitch.

Moreland drove in his second run with a two-out single off Michael Gonzalez in the seventh, and Holland worked a scoreless bottom half despite allowing his 10th hit.

Holland (3-2) won his second straight start, striking out six and not issuing a walk for the second time this season. Tanner Scheppers worked a scoreless eighth inning, and Joe Nathan picked up his ninth save with a scoreless ninth inning despite having a runner reach third with no outs.

-- Jeff Wilson


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