Rangers 11, Blue Jays 2: Michael Young drove in a season-high five runs and finished a triple shy of the cycle while Matt Harrison teamed with Mark Lowe on a two-hitter as visiting Texas rolled to its third win in four games.
David Murphy also homered while Elvis Andrus collected four of the 19 hits by the American League West-leading Rangers, who went 3-4 on their seven-game road trip.
Young capped a five-run fifth inning with a three-run homer, his fourth blast of the season. The veteran added a ground-rule, two-run double a frame later to give Texas a commanding 10-2 lead.
Making his fourth consecutive start on the road, Harrison (14-7) limited Toronto to two runs and a pair of hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over eight innings. The left-hander improved to 10-4 away from home.
Texas, which had scored two runs or less in seven of its previous nine games, spotted Toronto a run before Geovany Soto and Mitch Moreland delivered back-to-back RBI singles in the third inning. Murphy plated a run in the fourth with a double and Josh Hamilton began the fifth-inning uprising with an RBI double.
Blue Jays starter Henderson Alvarez (7-11) was pounded for eight runs and 12 hits in just 4 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old Venezuelan has surrendered 21 runs during his four-start losing streak.
Mike McCoy homered and drove in both runs for the Blue Jays, who completed a 3-7 homestand with their fifth loss in six contests.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Blue Jays were the only AL team Harrison had not beaten in his career. ... Toronto 2B Adeiny Hechavarria made his first career start and went 0-for-3. ... Rangers RHP Koji Uehara, who has been out since June 10 with a strained right lat, is slated to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. ... C Yorvit Torrealba, who was released by Texas on Aug. 8 and signed to a minor-league contract by Toronto six days later, is expected to join the Blue Jays in Detroit on Tuesday. The 34-year-old batted .236 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 49 games with the Rangers.