ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jason Kubel and Gerardo Parra homered to back Daniel Hudson's seven solid innings in Arizona's 11-3 victory
over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
The Diamondbacks scored one run while losing the first two games
of the series, but led for good in the finale after Kubel's two-run homer in the second off Scott Feldman (0-6).
Parra's three-run shot off reliever Tanner Scheppers capped a five-run sixth. Miguel Montero added a two-run homer in the ninth.
Hudson (3-1) struck out a season-high seven without a walk only six days after the shortest start in his four major league seasons. He gave up six runs in 1 2-3 innings against Oakland in a game the
Diamondbacks eventually won 9-8.
Texas took a 1-0 lead when Elvis Andrus doubled in the first inning and scored on a single by Adrian Beltre.
Hudson, 4-0 in six career interleague starts, then retired 16 of the next 17 batters. The righty allowed only a third-inning single by Andrus, and struck out the side in the sixth, before Beltre led off the seventh with a double.
The Diamondbacks had lost seven consecutive games at Rangers
Ballpark since last winning there in June 2000.
Lyle Overbay had three hits for the Diamondbacks, including a two-run double after an error extended the Diamondbacks' third.
Overbay had a one-out single in the second before Kubel's seventh homer, his third in seven games and first on the road. Kubel has 14 RBIs in that same stretch.
Jason Upton, who was called out on strikes three times, reached
on a two-out infield single in the third on a slow roller that shortstop Andrus barehanded and threw to first. The close play brought manager Ron Washington out of the dugout to question first base umpire Marty Foster.
Montero then hit an apparent inning-ending grounder, but the ball went under the glove of first baseman Mitch Moreland and into right field for an error, setting up Overbay's double to center that made it 4-1.
Feldman was gone after Montero and Overbay had consecutive
doubles to start the sixth. Aaron Hill and Ryan Roberts had one-out
singles before Parra's fifth homer.
Feldman gave up six runs, four earned, and eight hits. The big right-hander struck out six, including all three batters in the first, and didn't issue a walk.
David Murphy homered for Texas in the seventh, a two-run shot that was his seventh this season. Murphy has hit the Rangers' only two homers over the past four games.
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