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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Splitting a four-game series felt pretty good to the Texas Rangers. "You can see how everythings starting to fall on track," said Elvis Andrus, who drove in three runs in the 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night. "Everybodys feeling better, relaxed out there. Our pitchings doing great ... thats what were looking for." The split left the Rangers tied with the Rays for the ALs top wild-card spot. The Rangers won the season series with the Rays 4-3, earning home-field advantage should the teams finish in a tie for the two wild-card spots. They each have 10 games left. The Cleveland Indians pulled within a half-game of the leaders by beating Houston 2-1 in 11 innings. Andrus said Thursdays game was a must-win for Texas, which carried a seven-game losing streak into the series. "Yesterday (a 4-3 loss in 12 innings) was a tough loss, so to come back today and win the way we did, that was huge," he said. Yu Darvish won for the first time in seven starts since Aug. 12, surviving a 40-pitch first inning in which he hit a batter and walked three, falling behind 2-0. Darvish (13-9) made it through five innings despite walking six, throwing 109 pitches. "When he had to make a pitch, he made a pitch," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "Sometimes you have to figure out ways to get things done when youre not at your very best or even at your minimal, and he did that tonight." Mitch Moreland, Andrus and Alex Rios homered off Matt Moore in the third inning to put the Rangers ahead to stay. Andrus drove in two runs with an infield single in the fourth, stretching the lead to 6-2. Craig Gentry had four of the Rangers 16 hits and three of their five stolen bases, the most against the Rays this season. "The way we ran the bases tonight, the at-bats we put together, when we start doing that throughout the lineup, thats when we play good baseball," Washington said. "In the four games here, we played good baseball and we won two games." Andrus homer was his second of the series and fourth of the season, all since Aug. 4. Moreland, the only left-handed hitter in the Texas lineup, hit his 23nd long ball and Rios his 17th. Geovany Soto added his eighth home run, off Cesar Ramos in the ninth. The Rangers were down 2-1 when Moreland led off the third with long drive to left-centre. Following Ian Kinslers fly out to the warning track in left, Andrus and Rios hit consecutive home runs to left. "That was a big inning for us all the way around," Moreland said. "We hit two more after that, so three home runs in one inning definitely swung the momentum in our favour. "Darvish had to fight tonight. He kept us there and we made the most of it." Moore (15-4) gave up six runs, five earned, while striking out six in four innings. He served up three homers in a game for the first time this season after giving up only four in his 16 preceding starts. "Theres someone responsible for the damage and Im that person," Moore said. "Going into today I had a chance to keep us on top of the leader board as far as the wild card goes. Its frustrating tonight, but were back at them tomorrow." NOTES: Tim Beckham, the Rays first overall draft pick in 2008, singled as a pinch-hitter in his major league debut. ... Texas OF Nelson Cruz (suspension) has started playing games with the Rangers instructional league team in Arizona. ... Tampa Bay sent Class-A LHP Matthew Spann to Washington as the player to be named in an Aug. 23 trade in which the Rays obtained OF David DeJesus. ... Rays rookie OF Wil Myers got his first haircut since spring training, which garnered a lot of attention in the clubhouse. "He told me he paid $14 for it, and thats $14 too much," pitcher David Price said. . . . Rays RHP Jesse Crain (right shoulder strain) threw 26 pitches in an instructional league game. The Rays expect to activate him soon. 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He also wrote, "now lets get on the grind." The running back told The Tennessean he was having surgery in Pensacola, Fla.NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessees ever-increasing list of injuries now puts the Titans into position to evaluate rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger in an area they hoped to avoid.The rookie sprained his right, throwing shoulder Sunday when sacked by J.J. Watt, knocking him out of the Titans 45-21 loss to the Houston Texans. Mettenberger couldnt return in that game, and his status for Sunday hosting the New York Giants is in question.But coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday the sprain isnt as bad as the Titans feared with Mettenberger moving pretty well. They have to see how the rookie recovers during the week, and how Mettenberger handles his first NFL injury will give the Titans another glimpse into whether he can be their quarterback past December.Thats what the NFL as a player is all about, Whisenhunt said. Its a tough game. Youve got to be able to do that. Youve got to be able to rally and come back and play. ... You certainly dont want put players at risk. Thats not what its about. But you dont feel great this time of year in the NFL no matter what youve done so you have to work through those things.Mettenberger already was playing behind a patchwork offensive line when hurt. The Titans played without three starters — left tackle Taylor Lewan, centre Brian Schwenke and right tackle Michael Oher — because of injuries. Oher heard a pop during warmups and didnt play, leaving only six linemen available. Right guard Chance Warmack hurt an ankle later in the third quarter.Watt landed on Mettenberger after the rookie threw a pass to Kendall Wright in the third quarter, and the rookie couldnt return. Mettenberger was 13 of 19 for 184 yards with a touchdown and an interception with a passer rating of 95.1.The onee interception was a pass that led to receiver Justin Hunter being hit and lacerating his spleen.ddddddddddddHunter went to a Houston hospital and remained there Monday, though Whisenhunt said Hunter has stabilized and should be released within the next couple days. Asked if Hunter will miss the rest of the season, Whisenhunt only said they will know more later this week.On the throw Hunter was hurt, Whisenhunt said Mettenberger should have thrown the ball to the other side of the field.The sixth-round draft pick out of LSU said after the game hes a tough guy and expects to play when the New York Giants (3-9) visit Sunday. Whisenhunt said the soreness will be a factor in how well Mettenberger can throw.The Titans now have lost six straight and 10 of their last 11 overall. Whisenhunt said they havent seen Mettenberger yet in a tight game late or with the Titans protecting a late lead.Were getting some evaluation of Zach in as tough a situation as you can possibly be in, Whisenhunt said. Theres no question what were seeing him do is invaluable as far as evaluating him.If the rookie quarterback plays, whether he has his starting tackles back remains to be seen. Lewan is out of the walking boot trying to strengthen his sprained left ankle. Oher missed the first game of his six-year career.The Titans are in the easiest stretch of their schedule with a combined seven wins among the next three opponents among the Giants, Jets and Jaguars.It would be nice to certainly get a win, and I hope we recognize that as a team ... we got to play better football, Whisenhunt said.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Teresa M. Walker at www.twitter.com/teresamwalker ' ' '

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