ARLINGTON, Texas The Rangers finally got a big inning Friday, although it lacked the usual big hits.
After struggling to score the last two games, the Rangers plated five runs and batted around in the fifth inning of a 6-2 win over the Astros.
But instead of mixing in a homer or a couple of doubles, the Rangers produced five straight singles in the inning. The hits were big only in importance, not length.
"Singles work when you get guys on base," designated hitter Michael Young said. "That's one thing that we try to stress to ourselves, not to try to do too much. We know we have the ability to hit balls in gaps, hit the ball out of the ballpark and knock in runs. But a lot of times singles work. Tonight was an example of that."
Young had one of the biggest hits during the rally, an RBI single to right that got the scoring started. Until that moment, the Rangers were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and had left runners stranded at second or third in all four innings.