Byrd leads Rangers to win in Cruz's return

Nelson Cruz homered in his return to the Texas lineup, Marlon Byrd connected twice and speedster Julio Borbon had the first of his career in the Rangers' 11-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Borbon went 3 for 5 with three RBIs, and is hitting .536 (15 for
28) in seven starts since being recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma
City while Cruz was hurt. Michael Young and Hank Blalock also had
three hits for the Rangers, who snapped a two-game skid to remain
within a game of Boston for the AL wild-card lead.
Derek Holland (7-7) allowed one run in 5 1-3 innings to win his
third straight start. The rookie left-hander got another needed
victory for Texas after beating the Red Sox and AL West-leading Los
Angeles Angels his previous two starts.


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