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Rangers power past Athletics

Ian Kinsler and Hank Blalock each homered on Saturday night as the Texas Rangers cruised to a 7-3 home win over the visiting Oakland Athletics.

The Rangers had been listed at -103 by the oddsmakers in this contest, while the combined score fell just UNDER the night's posted total (10.5).

Blalock drove in three runs for Texas in the victory, while Marlon Byrd collected three hits and one RBI. Nick Swisher had two hits for Oakland.

Rangers starter Luis Mendoza went just two innings before leaving the game with an injury; he gave up two hits in his outing.

Chad Gaudin surrendered six earned runs on 10 hits over just 3 2-3 innings of work for the Athletics.