Ian Kinsler out with bruised ribs
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Kinsler hopes to play Saturday, but wasn't certain when he would return when asked about it before the game.
"I have no idea," Kinsler said. "We'll see. That's the goal."
Kinsler tied the Rangers' club record with 54 career hit by pitches, evening things with Rafael Palmeiro. He has been hit five times this season, tying him for second in the American League.
Also on Friday, Kinsler laughed off his dismal slide into third base Thursday, in which he dove head first well before the bag and hit the side of his face -- mainly his left ear -- in a classic faceplant.
Kinsler said he's fine from that blow, mostly.
"I came out of the slide perfectly fine," Kinsler said. "Except for a bruised ego."
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