Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/5/12

07 May 2009: Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler prepares for the game as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Texas Rangers 9-4 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California. Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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It was not a good night for Ian Kinsler. The Texas Rangers second baseman made blunders on the basepaths and in the field about five minutes apart Tuesday to turn the game in Kansas City's favor. The Royals erased a two-run deficit and scored six consecutive runs in a 6-3 win over Texas. Kinsler was picked off third base in the top of the third inning with one out and Josh Hamilton, the AL's top run producer, at the plate. He allowed Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas to sneak behind him, then was easily tagged out after a rocket throw by catcher Salvador Perez. It was the fifth time this season Kinsler had been picked off on the bases. That is the most by an AL player. It also tied the Washington/Texas franchise record, which was set by Otis Nixon in 1995. In the bottom of the inning, Kinsler couldn't hold onto Lorenzo Cain's chopper toward second. The error opened the door for the Royals to score two runs, tying the game at 2. It was the 15th error Kinsler has made t...
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