Moreland hits top of wall, later clears it in win

Moreland hits top of wall, later clears it in win

ARLINGTON -- Mitch Moreland hit an RBI double off the top of the right-field fence in the second inning that was so close to leaving the park that it was reviewed.

In the sixth inning, Moreland made sure to not only hit the ball out, but also to erase any doubt.

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.

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"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.