Kinsler hits leadoff homer, Texas beats White Sox

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ian Kinsler hit a record-tying leadoff home run and Matt Harrison pitched five scoreless innings to win his second consecutive start for the Texas Rangers in a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday night.

Kinsler's second leadoff homer in three games was the eighth of his career, already matching the Texas record early in the All-Star second baseman's fourth season.

Harrison (2-2) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth by retiring Carlos Quentin on a flyout with his 100th pitch.

John Danks (2-2), Texas' first-round draft pick in 2003, went 5 1-3 innings and gave up 10 hits for the first time in his 64 career starts - all for the White Sox since being traded.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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