ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -
and B.J. Ryan had different reasons for their extra motivation Saturday.
Barajas keyed a big sixth inning with a two-run double and Ryan pitched a scoreless ninth one night after blowing a save,
Toronto Blue Jays
to a 6-4 victory over the
Ryan allowed three runs in the ninth as the Rangers rallied for a 9-8 win on Friday.
, whose two-run single beat Ryan and the
in the series opener, led off the ninth inning Saturday with a single. But Ryan retired the next three hitters to earn his
21st save in 24 opportunities.
''That's a perfect scenario,'' Ryan said. ''You get back out there and jump right back in the middle of it and make better
pitches than you did the night before. It's a cliche and all that, but you just want to get back out there and finish off
Barajas played with the Rangers from 2004-06 and his big hit gave the
a 4-3 lead. This was after the Rangers intentionally walked
to face Barajas.
followed with a two-run double to cap the four-run inning.
''Anytime they walk the guy in front of you to face you, it's kind of a slap in the face,'' Barajas said. ''It shows they
made a mistake.''
A.J. Burnett (13-9) allowed four runs in 5 2-3 innings to win his third consecutive start. The right-hander, who established
a career high in victories, struck out four and walked two.
surrendered four runs and five hits over 5 1-3 innings in Texas' first game with a revamped coaching staff.
The Rangers replaced pitching coach Mark Connor with
and bullpen coach Dom Chiti with
after Friday night's victory.
''It's a part of the game,'' Feldman said of the coaching changes. ''All you can do is pitch as well as you can, no matter
who the coach is.''
led off the sixth with a single, but was thrown out by Texas right fielder
when he tried to advance to third on
' base hit. Feldman (4-4) exited after walking
After a groundout advanced both runners,
intentionally walked Stairs to load the bases and Barajas lined a pitch down the third-base line.
pitched his tail off,'' Wright said. ''It's just frustrating to see him pitching that well and have me come in here and lose
The Rangers answered with a run in the sixth on
's RBI single, chasing Burnett.
, who pitched 2 1-3 hitless innings of relief, retired
on a grounder with runners on first and second to end the threat.
Burnett improved to 7-2 since June 24, getting some help from his defense.
led off the sixth with a drive to right but
ran toward the corner and made a leaping catch at the top of the wall.
Young watched a replay and said he thought Wilkerson trapped the ball after it hit the wall first. But the Rangers shortstop
also acknowledged it was a tough call to make.
''I felt kind of lucky to make that catch,'' Wilkerson said. ''I timed it right, and it went right into my glove. I didn't
know I caught it. I just closed my eyes, looked in my glove and was excited I caught it.''
's two-out, two-run double in the fifth gave Texas a 3-2 lead.
took a 2-1 lead in the third when
singled, stole second and scored on Rios' single.
Notes: Rangers DH
was not available for a fourth consecutive game due to a strained left quadriceps. ... RHP
got an extra day off this week because of an off-day, meaning the Toronto ace will pitch on six days' rest Monday night against
Oakland. ''This guy leads the league in complete games, so it won't hurt him at all,'' manager
said. ... The game-time temperature was 102 degrees.