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Moreland's 11th-Inning Homer Lifts Rangers

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    Mitch Moreland blasted the first pitch of the bottom of the 11th inning into the upper deck in right field, sending the Texas Rangers to a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

    Moreland's second long homer in as many games gave reliever Yoshinori Tateyama (1-0) the first victory of his career and handed Houston rookie reliever Enerio del Rosario (0-2) the loss.

    Teammates flooded out of the dugout before Moreland was even at first base, thrilled by the win and the prospect that this was going to be a really late night. A storm was rapidly approaching, with heavy winds sending debris swirling across the field within minutes of the homer.

    Josh Hamilton of Texas tied it at 4 with a homer leading off the eighth.