Texas had a 6 1-2-game lead in the AL West when Kinsler got hurt, but then went 11-14 without the three-time All-Star.
"I was a little off early, but I felt like I had a good at-bat the last at-bat. My timing felt good," Kinsler said. "My legs didn't hurt, so there's no reason why I can't move and play defense."
While he was 0 for 4 with a walk Saturday, Kinsler was involved in a couple of highlight-worthy defensive plays that ended innings without him even. putting his hand on the ball.
When Lindblom deflected Josh Thole's high hopper, Kinsler scooped the ball with his glove and to first base in one motion to end the fourth. An inning later, Kinlser went toward to middle to glove Melky Cabrera's grounder and was stumbling when he pushed the ball toward shortstop Elvis Andrus, who made a nice catch and pivot of his own to complete a double play.