Rangers defeat Diamondbacks 9-8 in 12 inningsPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Chris Davis and David Murphy hit back-to-back homers in the 12th inning and the Texas Rangers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-8 last night.
Davis matched a career high with four hits as the Rangers wrapped up a 2-4 road trip and moved a half-game ahead of the idle Los Angeles Angels in the AL West.
With one out in the 12th, Nelson Cruz doubled to the right field gap off Esmerling Vasquez (1-2), snapping an 0-for-18 slump. One out later, Davis drove a 2-2 pitch into the right-field seats.
Two pitches later, Murphy followed with a shot to the same vicinity.
Mark Reynolds hit a pair of two-run homers for the Diamondbacks, who dropped to 2-10-1 in home series this season. They haven't won a series at Chase Field since taking two of three from the Chicago Cubs April 27-29.
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