Derek Holland did what no other starting pitcher could do for the Rangers this year.
He beat the Blue Jays.
Holland threw five scoreless innings Wednesday as the Rangers snapped a five-game losing streak with an 8-1 victory in Toronto.
Holland (3-3) held down the powerful Blue Jays on three hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. He won for the first time since May 17.
* After the Rangers rallied to beat Toronto in the season opener, the Blue Jays won the next seven matchups between the two teams. Heading into Wednesday, the Blue Jays had outscored the Rangers, 56-29, on the season.
The teams face off for the final time in 2010 on Thursday, then the Rangers head home for a weekend series against the Yankees.
* A newcomer and two players who recently came off the disabled list sparked the Rangers' offense. Jeff Francoeur, who came to the Rangers from the Mets before the waiver trade deadline, went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Ian Kinsler, who came off the DL last week after missing more than a month, led off the game with a home run and went 2-for-5 and scored twice. Nelson Cruz homered for the first time in nine games since coming off the DL. Cruz went 3-for-5 as part of the Rangers' 16-hit attack.