ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 21: The Texas Rangers bench runs on the field to celebrate Mitch Moreland #18 of the Texas Rangers walk off home run during the bottom of the eleventh inning to win the game 5-4 against the Houston Astros at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 21, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
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.