Arlington, TX (Sports Network) – Ian Kinsler finished with two hits, including a three-run homer, as Texas got back on the winning track with a 7-2 decision over Houston in the middle test of a three-game interleague set.
Nelson Cruz was 3-for-5 with a triple for the Rangers, who had their 11-game win streak halted with a loss in the series opener on Friday. Elvis Andrus added two RBI and Vladimir Guerrero had two hits and knocked in a run.
C.J. Wilson (6-3) worked seven innings in the win, allowing five hits and two runs for Texas, which has won 15 of their last 17 contests.
Jason Michaels went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run for the Astros, whose three-game win streak was halted.
Josh Banks (0-1) was charged in defeat for eight hits and six runs with four walks over four-plus innings.