ARLINGTON, Texas – Leadoff man Ian Kinsler got four hits, scored three runs and stole two bases Thursday night, sending the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 7-6 for their 11th win in 13 games.
Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and David Murphy each drove in two runs for Texas in a game that lasted 3 hours, 54 minutes, the Rangers' longest nine-inning game of the season.
Scott Feldman (2-6), who gave up eight earned runs in 1 2-3 innings when he last faced Oakland on June 4, won despite allowing nine hits in five innings. Joe Nathan earned his 18th save of the year.
Tyson Ross (2-8) was tagged for five runs and eight hits in four innings.
Josh Reddick hit his 18th home run for Oakland. Derek Norris and Cliff Pennington, the eighth- and ninth-place hitters in the A's lineup, connected for consecutive homers in the third.
The Rangers drew four walks and hit three singles during a four-run fifth that put them ahead 6-4.
Leonys Martin drew a leadoff walk and scored on a single by Elvis Andrus. Reliever Jim Miller walked Josh Hamilton to load the bases, then walked Adrian Beltre to make it 4-all. With two outs, David Murphy hit a two-run single.
In the sixth, Andrus walked, stole second and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Beltre for a 7-4 lead.
Oakland came back in the seventh with an RBI single by Yoenis Cespedes and a sacrifice fly by Seth Smith. Cespedes finished with three hits and drove in two runs.
Norris' homer was his second in the majors. Pennington was 2 for 28 before he homered.
NOTES: Rangers starter Derek Holland, on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow fatigue, said he felt good a day after his first rehabilitation start in Triple-A Round Rock. Holland threw 38 pitches in three innings. The Rangers plan two more rehab starts for him, manager Ron Washington said. ... Washington still has not determined whether his starting pitcher Saturday against Oakland will be rookie Justin Grimm or Martin Perez, who made his MLB debut with a two-out relief stint Wednesday against Detroit. ... The Rangers matched their season-high with four steals in the game. ... After Oakland beat Seattle 2-1 Wednesday with two solo home runs, the A's got their first three runs on solo homers.