Joe Blanton tossed 6 2/3 solid innings, allowing seven hits and three runs to pick up the win. Jason Kendall had three hits, Marco Scutaro scored two runs and Nick Swisher belted his 27th homer to provide the offense.
Adam Eaton struggled, giving up four runs on six hits in three-plus innings to take the loss. Carlos Lee went 3-for-4 and drove in all three Texas runs. With the loss, the Rangers fell nine games behind the first-place A's.
BATTING 2B: Young, M (45, Blanton), Lee (29, Blanton), Barajas (19, Blanton). TB: Young, M 3; Lee 4; Teixeira; Blalock; Barajas 2. RBI: Lee 3 (96). 2-out RBI: Lee 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeRosa 2; Teixeira. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING CS: Matthews (5, 2nd base by Blanton/Kendall).