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Notes on the Rangers hitters

ARLINGTON, Texas -- After the Rangers racked out a season-tying 15 hits in a 10-1 victory over the Royals on Saturday night, we've got a few items from the barrage.

*The Rangers matched a season-high with five home runs and have done it in four of the last six games. The Rangers are now 16-2 when they hit two-or-more homers in a contest. The three consecutive home runs in the second inning marked the fifth time an MLB team has done it in a game in 2011. It's happened three times at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

*Endy Chavez's homer in that second inning was the first time he went deep since May 31, 2009 when he played for Seattle. In the last eight games, Chavez, who returned to the field for the first time in nearly a week, is hitting .526 with four extra base hits.

*Nelson Cruz got out of his slump with a season-high three hits. He snapped a 0-15 slide with a third inning single. He's got five hits in the five games he's played since coming off the DL on Monday. Ron Washington said Cruz's game on Saturday was good for his confidence.

*Adrian Beltre had three RBIs to raise his season total to a team-leading 41. He's hit safely in 11 of his last 16 games and has eight homers with 32 RBIs in the last 37 games.