ARLINGTON, Texas -- All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler extended his majors-best hitting streak to 25 games with three hits and drove in three runs for the Texas Rangers, who held on for a wild 12-11 victory over the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox.
Marlon Byrd hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh that
finally put Texas ahead to stay and Michael Young, one of four
Rangers going to Yankee Stadium for the All-Star game, added a
two-run single to push his hitting streak to 15 games.
The Rangers (50-46) won for the ninth time in 13 games.
Carlos Quentin and Jermaine Dye homered for Chicago (54-40),
which had 22 hits. The White Sox maintained a 1½-game division lead
over Minnesota despite their third loss in four games.