Arlington, TX (Sports Network) – Vladimir Guerrero’s three-run double capped a seven-run fourth inning rally that carried Texas to a 9-6 comeback win over Tampa Bay in the opener of a three-game set at Rangers Ballpark.
Josh Hamilton and Justin Smoak each had three hits, including a home run, and scored twice for the Rangers, who won for a third time in their last four games.
CJ Wilson (4-3) earned the win with five-plus innings of work during which he allowed five runs — three earned — on six hits, while walking four and fanning five. Neftali Feliz dashed any hopes of another dramatic Rays comeback by working out of trouble in a scoreless ninth to register his 15th save.
Wade Davis (5-5) absorbed the loss after being roughed up for eight runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings. He did not walk a batter and fanned three, as the Rays fell for a third time in their last five games.
Ben Zobrist had three hits and scored twice and Evan Longoria homered for Tampa Bay, which has dropped six of its last seven in Arlington since the start of last season.