MLB: Texas 6, Florida 4

June 17, 2010 at 11:00 PM
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MIAMI, June 17 (UPI) -- Ian Kinsler had three RBI Thursday, two of them coming on a fifth-inning double that put Texas in front and propelled the Rangers to a 6-4 win over Florida.

Texas overcame a three-run deficit and extended its winning streak to five games with the completion of a sweep of the Marlins.

Vladimir Guerrero's homer reduced the Texas deficit to 3-1 in the fourth and the Rangers took the lead with a three-run fifth.

Julio Borbon led off the inning with a walk and relief pitcher Alexi Ogando, after missing a sacrifice bunt, singled for his first major-league hit. Elvis Andrus then put down a bunt and Florida starter Ricky Nolasco threw the ball away at first -- allowing Borbon to score.

One out later, Kinsler doubled to drive in Ogando and Andrus. Kinsler also had a sacrifice fly during a two-run seventh.

Ogando, who had never appeared in the majors until this series, picked up his second victory in three nights. He threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings after relieving starter Dustin Nippert in the fourth. Neftali Feliz worked a perfect ninth and recorded his 18th save.

Feliz earned a save in all three games of the Florida series.

Nolasco (5-6) allowed four runs, two of them earned, on seven hits over six innings. Florida lost for the fourth time in five games.

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