Ian Kinsler kept his same approach and knew something good would eventually happen. Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington kept his faith in Kinsler, too.
And Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park, Kinsler finally showed signs of getting past his weeklong slump.
After flying out in his first two at-bats and falling to 1 for 32, Kinsler had an RBI single in the fourth inning. He flew out his next at-bat and drew a walk in his final trip to the plate.
"It's nice to contribute today, and drive in a run," Kinsler said. "Other than that, I'm just going to keep working."
Washington said he thought Kinsler's struggles were related to chasing high pitches rather than waiting for pitches in his zone.
"I think people are tired of seeing him pop up and it's frustrating, but I don't think anyone is more frustrated than Ian is," Washington said. "The way the game of baseball works, if Ian starts to put it together the last month and a half, everybody will forget about what they're seeing now."