Moreland's two-run homer gave the Rangers a comfortable 4-1 lead on the way to their 5-1 win against the Indians on Sunday at Globe Life Park, and it was part of a 2-for-4 day that was Moreland's best since returning from the disabled list earlier this week.
"It was one of those things where you've just got to get a good pitch in that situation, and you know, I was able to get a pitch up in the zone and put a good swing on it," Moreland said.
The home run was Moreland's first since returning from surgery to remove a bone chip from his left elbow, but Moreland said this was just a good day at the plate above all else.
"I felt pretty good since I've been back all-around," Moreland said. "I just tried to go up there and be ready to hit."
It wasn't any type of major breakthrough for Moreland -- who is hitting .288 with two home runs this season -- but he said he's hoping the win can be a turning point for the team.
"I think all of them are big, but the last couple of games have been pretty tough," he said. "To come out today and get a win for us and hopefully carry that momentum into a road trip -- I think that was a big one."
Cody Stavenhagen is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.