MLB: Texas 6, Toronto 4

June 9, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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TORONTO, June 9 (UPI) -- Adrian Beltre bashed a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning Sunday and the Texas Rangers went on to record a 6-4 victory over Toronto.

Neil Wagner (1-1) came in to pitch with two outs and the score tied 4-4 in the seventh, when Beltre greeted him by belting a pitch the opposite way over the right-field wall for a solo home run, his 14th homer of the season.

David Murphy added an insurance run with a bases-empty clout in the next frame and the Rangers hung on to take the rubber match of a three-game series.

Nelson Cruz homered and contributed two RBI for Texas.

Neal Cotts (2-0) earned the victory with one inning of shutout relief and Joe Nathan racked up his 19th save for Texas, which came into the contest one-half game behind first-place Oakland in the American League West.

Adam Lind cracked a three-run homer for the Blue Jays.

Toronto's Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 before being thrown out of the game in the ninth inning for arguing a strike call with home plate umpire Gary Darling.

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