Ian Kinsler led off the game with a home run, Derek Holland won for the first time since mid-May and the AL
West-leading Texas Rangers stopped their losing streak at five Wednesday night with an 8-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Nelson Cruz also homered for Texas, which had lost seven in a
row to the Blue Jays since a victory on opening day.
Kinsler hit the 13th leadoff home run of his career and first
this season. Cruz launched a two-run drive off the center-field
restaurant in the ninth, his 17th.
Jeff Francoeur added three hits for the Rangers.