The Texas Rangers lost the second game of this series, 8-7, to the Toronto Blue Jays after leading 6-4 in the seventh. The Rangers rallied in the ninth with two outs, putting two men on base with singles from Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus off Francisco Cordero. Michael Young, 5-for-his-last-35 overall, delivered a RBI single to tie the game, but Brett Lawrie hit a walk-off home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning off Mike Adams.
Road trippin’: The Rangers have a 9-and-2 record on the road this season, including 1-and-1 on this trip.
Starting lineup: For a second consecutive game, Josh Hamilton was not in the starting lineup due to his day-to-day status with his back. Adrian Beltre also was kept out of the starting lineup due to general soreness. Alberto Gonzalez started at third base and knocked in the Rangers' first run with an RBI single to right field in the second inning. Beltre pinch hit for Craig Gentry in the ninth but struck out.
E-6: After 54 consecutive errorless games dating back to last season, shortstop Elvis Andrus made his first error when he dropped a ground ball by Eric Thames to begin the seventh. The 54 games is a Rangers record for an everyday shortstop. That sparked a three-run, seven-batter inning for the Blue Jays to give them a 7-6 lead. Kelly Johnson drove in the go-ahead run with a single.
Life on the run: Kinsler scored one of the second-inning runs. He entered the game with a share of the Major League lead with 24 runs scored. Kinsler established a Rangers' record with 24 runs scored in April, surpassing the previous high of 23 set by Mark McLemore (1998) and Carl Everett (2003).
Batting around: In the top of the second inning, the Rangers batted around. The first four hits went the opposite way. Out of the nine batters, five had hits and five scored. Kinsler knocked in two with a double to right field.
Walk of life: Rangers starting RHP Neftali Feliz walked the No. 8 and 9 hitters in the Blue Jays lineup with one out in the third inning. After getting the second out, Feliz gave up back-to-back home runs to Kelly Johnson and Jose Bautista. Those cut the Rangers lead to 5-4. Feliz also walked the first two batters of the sixth inning on eight pitches (Johnson & Bautista), and then Robbie Ross came in from the bullpen. Feliz established a new career high with six walks.
Clubhouse leader: Feliz induced double plays in each of the first two innings and then added one more in the fifth. He is now the clubhouse leader among the Rangers starting pitchers with five double plays. Yu Darvish was the leader with three. After Feliz exited the game, Ross induced the fourth ground ball double play of the night.
Contact: After four strikeouts to begin the game, David Murphy had the Rangers' first hit -- a single. That hit ended a stretch for Murphy of 0-for-11.
A little more: Mitch Moreland’s ninth-inning grounder back to pitcher Rays closer Fernando Rodney on Sunday was first ruled an error on Rodney. It has been changed to an infield single.
Random ejection: Former Ranger and current Blue Jay Omar Vizquel was not in the starting lineup, but he was ejected in the bottom of the fifth by home plate umpire Sam Holbrook for arguing balls and strikes.
POM: Rangers media voted Hamilton as the Rangers Player of the Month. He matched a club record with nine home runs in April. This is the fifth time that Hamilton has earned this honor. Hamilton and Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers are the seventh and eighth players since 1921 to have a minimum of nine home runs, 25 RBIs, 20 runs scored and 34 hits in April.