Rangers 8, Rays 2: Elvis Andrus and Alex Rios both homered and combined to drive in five runs as visiting Texas gained a split of the big four-game series.Mitch Moreland also homered among three hits and Craig Gentry had four hits and three stolen bases for the Rangers, who moved into a tie with Tampa Bay atop the American League wild card standings with 10 games to play. Texas also claimed the season series 4-3, which gives it home-field advantage for the wild card game if the teams finish the regular season in a tie for the two spots.Yu Darvish (13-9) worked around a career high-tying six walks in five innings to get the win and snap a personal four-game losing streak. He allowed two runs and five hits while striking out four before three relievers combined on four scoreless frames.Three of Darvish's walks came in the bottom of the first inning, including one to Desmond Jennings with the bases loaded to push across a run and give the Rays an early 2-1 lead. However, Moreland, Andrus and Rios each took Matt Moore (15-4) deep in the span of four batters in the third inning to put Texas up 4-2, and Andrus knocked in two runs with an infield hit in the fourth.Geovany Soto added a solo shot in the ninth for the Rangers. Moore gave up six runs - five earned - in four innings in his first loss since June 14 as Tampa Bay fell to 4-7 in its last 11 home games.GAME NOTEBOOK: Texas outhit Tampa Bay by a 16-7 margin. ... James Loney had an RBI double for the Rays' first run. ... The Rangers stay on the road to open a three-game series at Kansas City on Friday. Tampa Bay remains home to host Baltimore for four games.
Recap: Rangers 8, Rays 2UPDATED 5:00 PM HST Sep 19, 2013