Ian Kinsler did everything he could to lead the Texas Rangers to another win. At the biggest moment of the game, all he had to do was stroll home.
Kinsler scored the go-ahead run on Danny Farquar's balk in the 10th inning, handing Texas a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
''Anytime you win a hard-fought game it adds to the confidence of your club and adds to the toughness of your club,'' Kinsler said.
Kinsler started the winning rally with one-out single against Farquar (0-2) for his fourth hit. He advanced on Adrian Beltre's single, and then swiped third. After A.J. Pierzynski fouled out, home plate umpire CB Bucknor called a balk on Farquar with Alex Rios at the plate, allowing Kinsler to come home.
''It was a balk. Very minor, but it was a balk,'' Farquar said. ''I had to go back and look at the video to see it, because at the time I had no idea. It was the slightest flinch.''
Texas manager Ron Washington gave Kinsler credit for noticing Farquar was using a...