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Fielder, Beltre Homer in Rangers Win Over Padres

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Spencer Patton #44 of the Texas Rangers throws against the San Diego Padres in the seventh inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 10, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back home runs, and the Texas Rangers beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Friday night, snapping a five-game skid.

    Fielder led off the fourth inning against Ian Kennedy (4-9) with his 14th home run. Beltre followed with his seventh to help the Rangers end an eight-game home losing streak, one shy of the franchise record.

    Fielder also drove in a first-inning run with a sacrifice fly to third baseman Will Middlebrooks in short left-center field. When Middlebrooks hesitated, Delino DeShields raced home.

    Wandy Rodriguez (6-4) won in Arlington for the first time in 9 years. In 5 1-3 innings, he allowed three hits and one run on Melvin Upton Jr.'s leadoff homer in the sixth.

    Shawn Tolleson pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 13th save.

    The Padres extended their longest losing streak this season to six games.

    DeShields' speed produced the game's first run. He led off the bottom of the first with a walk, stole second base and went to third on a passed ball before scoring on Fielder's popup.

    Texas took a 2-0 lead in the second on Rougned Odor's triple and a groundout by Carlos Corporan.

    San Diego pulled to 4-3 against Tanner Scheppers, Texas' fifth pitcher, in the eighth inning.

    Yonder Alonso walked, Matt Kemp doubled for his second hit and Justin Upton hit a sacrifice fly to the warning track. Kemp then stole third base and continued home on Odor's throwing error.

    An infield hit and a walk put two Padres on base with two outs in the ninth, but Tolleson remained perfect in save situations by striking out Kemp.

    TRAINER'S ROOM

    Padres: LF Upton (sore left oblique) returned after being scratched from the previous game's lineup on Wednesday at Pittsburgh. ... RHP Brandon Morrow (inflamed right shoulder) is with the Padres, and he is scheduled for a simulated game Saturday. ... C Tim Federowicz (right knee surgery) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Lake Elsinore on Saturday.

    Rangers: LHP Derek Holland (strained shoulder) threw a bullpen session Friday. ... LHP Martin Perez, out since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May 2014, is scheduled for another injury-rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.

    UP NEXT

    Padres: RHP James Shields (7-3, 3.88) is 0-3 in his last six starts. In 13 career starts against Texas, he is 7-3, 2.44.

    Rangers: RHP Colby Lewis (8-4, 4.83) had won four straight decisions before giving up five runs in five innings against the Angels on Saturday. Lewis could cross San Diego off the list of teams he hasn't faced, leaving just the Dodgers and Pirates.

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