Moreland, Rios Help Rangers Beat Blue Jays 6-2


CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

ARLINGTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland will be the guy at first base for Texas if Prince Fielder’s neck problem keeps him out for any length of time.

His bat was a big boost a few hours after a players-only meeting for a slumping team trying to halt a slide down the AL West standings.

Moreland hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, Alex Rios had a two-run triple and the Rangers avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-2 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

“I’d like to see him do that more often, then he can get more playing time,” manager Ron Washington said after Moreland doubled in his final at-bat. “Mitch is a big part and today he stepped up huge for us.”

Washington expects Fielder to play in the next game Tuesday night against Seattle after he had an injection designed to ease the pain…

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