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Leadoff man Ian Kinsler got four hits, scored three runs and stole two bases Thursday night, sending the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 7-6 for their 11th win in 13 games. Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and David Murphy each drove in two runs for Texas in a game that lasted 3 hours, 54 minutes, the Rangers' longest nine-inning game of the season. Scott Feldman (2-6), who gave up eight earned runs in 1 2-3 innings when he last faced Oakland on June 4, won despite allowing nine hits in five innings. Joe Nathan earned his 18th save of the year. Tyson Ross (2-8) was tagged for five runs and eight hits in four innings. Josh Reddick hit his 18th home run for Oakland. Derek Norris and Cliff Pennington, the eighth- and ninth-place hitters in the A's lineup, connected for consecutive homers in the third. The Rangers drew four walks and hit three singles during a four-run fifth that put them ahead 6-4. Leonys Martin drew a leadoff walk and scored on a single by Elvis Andrus. Rel...
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