On July 19, 2009 — Ian Kinsler becomes the fifth major leaguer in baseball history to hit both a leadoff and walk-off home run for his team in the same game. The Rangers’ second baseman led off the bottom of the first inning with a round-tripper off Francisco Liriano and then ended the contest in the bottom of the 12th with a game-ending two-run blast off R.A. Dickey to give Texas a 6-4 victory over Minnesota.

 


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