Mesoraco homer in 11th gives Reds 6-4 win at Texas

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Engel Beltre of the Texas Rangers collides with Devin Mesoraco of the Cincinnati Reds scoring on an RBI single by Ian Kinsler in the interleague game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 29, 2013. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

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by STEPHEN HAWKINS

Associated Press

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 29 at 10:53 PM

ARLINGTON (AP) -- Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Cincinnati Reds snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-4 victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

Mesoraco was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts before his 380-foot homer into the left-field seats off Kyle McClellan (0-1), which came right after Todd Frazier was hit by a pitch to start the 11th.

Cincinnati had lost six of seven and was coming off consecutive shutout losses before Shin-Soo Choo homered on the first pitch of the game.

J.J. Hoover (1-5) got the last two outs in the 10th, even after a walk and a hit. Aroldis Chapman worked the 11th for his 20th save in 23 chances.

The Reds had also lost five straight interleague games.

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