ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jon Singleton homered among three hits and drove in four runs, Marwin Gonzalez had a bases-loaded triple and the Houston Astros snapped a seven-game skid with a 12-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Gary Harris Jersey . Gonzalezs triple followed five consecutive singles in a six-run second inning, and Singletons towering flyball landed two rows above the Texas bullpen in right-centre for a three-run shot and a 9-2 lead in the fourth. Jarred Cosart (9-6) won for the first time in 12 career starts against AL West opponents despite allowing nine hits and six runs -- five earned -- in five innings. Every Houston batter had at least one hit after George Springers infield single with one out in the fourth. Singleton followed with his sixth homer to knock out Texas starter Miles Mikolas (0-1), who gave up 12 hits and nine runs in 3 1-3 innings. Adrian Beltre extended his hitting streak to 10 games with an RBI double in the third inning and a solo homer in the fifth that pulled the Rangers to 9-6. Beltres team-leading 12th home run came an inning after Elvis Andrus three-run double down the left field line. Houston relievers Josh Fields and Tony Sipp kept the Rangers from getting any closer, combining to strike out seven in a row starting in the sixth, when Texas trailed 10-6. The streak included Jake Smolinski in his major league debut for Texas in the seventh. The Rangers lost for the 16th time in 19 games since they were 35-35 after winning a series opener in Oakland to get within seven games of the As last month. Texas, a playoff contender the past four seasons, started the day 17 games behind Oakland and finished it just two ahead of last-place Houston. Singleton had the first of the five straight singles and reached base four times, capped by an RBI double in the eighth. Carlos Corporan also had three hits as the Astros finished with a season-high 17. Alex Presley hit his fifth homer -- a solo shot in the sixth -- and was one of four Houston players with two hits. He had to come out after the 10th pitch of an at-bat in the eighth inning when he appeared to injure his right side on a swing. Pinch-hitter L.J. Hoes had a sacrifice fly to right on the first pitch he saw. NOTES: Jose Altuve tied Houstons franchise record for hits before the All-Star break at 123 on an infield single in the fourth. The play was originally ruled an out before Porter challenged. The replay clearly showed Altuve was safe, tying Bob Watsons record from 1973. Altuve broke the record with a single in the eighth. ... Rangers RHP Nick Martinez was scratched from Tuesdays start because of a pulled muscle in his rib cage. Hes being replaced by RHP Phil Irwin, who made his only big league appearance in a start for Pittsburgh last year. Cheap NBA Jerseys . 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"I didnt realize it was that big an issue because were going to get it done I would assume." Murray is confident hell re-sign Daniel Alfredsson despite reports that several teams may be courting the Swedish star when the free agency period begins Friday. Working on the premise of a one-year deal, Murray is waiting to hear back from Alfredssons agent J.P. Barry. "I have not heard the dollar figure at this point," Murray said during a news conference to discuss head coach Paul MacLeans three-year contract extension. The two sides were expected to discuss details later Thursday, Murray said, adding that hes been disappointed by reports suggesting the Senators and owner Eugene Melnyk are being cheap with the 40-year-old Alfredsson. "I wish people would just wait for some facts to come out before they make stories up thats all," said Murray. Murray also confirmed David Clarkson spent the day in Ottawa on Wednesday as the Senators try to convince the 29-year-old winger that he would be a good fit with the team. Clarkson, who spent the last six seasons withh the New Jersey Devils, recorded 15 goals and nine assists this season and isnt afraid to go to the net, a quality the Senators could use. Thomas Welsh Jersey. "Hes competitive, gritty, tough and last full season he got 30 goals," said Murray. "We hope that he chooses us, unfortunately we dont dictate all of it. Im sure hell have a number of options, but he is one person we have targeted and he fits the role that were really looking for." Clarkson is good friends with Senators centre Jason Spezza, which the Senators hope will help sway the Toronto native. Historically, Murray hasnt been overly active on the opening day of free agency, but said Melnyk has given him permission to sign a free agent if the right player is available. Clarkson made $2.6 million last season and will obviously be looking for a raise. With just over $43 million committed next season, the Senators are extremely close to the $44 million salary floor. "I dont think well be a floor team and I dont think well be a cap team," said Murray. "Well be in there somewhere." Murray believes the Senators are a desirable destination for players. The team has been competitive, shows promise for future success, has a strong coaching staff and has a good reputation among players. "Were a team now that is recognized as a place to come and play," he said. ' ' '