Padilla, power prevail against Braves
Starter perfect through five; Hamilton, Byrd homer for Rangers
ARLINGTON -- Two cleanup hitters batted with one out and the bases loaded at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Tuesday night.One had a two-run single that was the biggest hit in a four-run rally. The other had a sacrifice fly when his team needed much more than that against a pitcher who was clearly in trouble for the first and only time of the night. Milton Bradley had the two-run single, Mark Teixeira had the sacrifice fly and the outcome of those two plate appearances turned out to be crucial as the Rangers opened their three-game set against the Braves with a 7-5 victory.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.