Second baseman Ian Kinsler forced the Rangers to play one man short for the final four innings of Sunday's win against Kansas City.

Kinsler was ejected in the fifth inning for his reaction to a checked-swing call that went against him for a strikeout. Kinsler barked at plate umpire Mike Estabrook and tossed his helmet and bat.

"I let my temper get the best of me," said Kinsler, who homered in the third. "I never want to get thrown out of a game, because it hurts my team."