Texas 6, Pittsburgh 5

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 24, 2010 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 19567

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Pittsburgh 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 14 1
Texas 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 6 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 25-47 16-19 9-28 L3
Texas 44-28 26-11 18-17 W11

Recap

Vladimir Guerrero notched a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Texas Rangers to a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.

On top of sweeping the Pirates, the Rangers have now won 11 straight games.

With the score tied 5-5 and one out in the ninth, Elvis Andrus drew a walk, moved to second on a single from Michael Young and then to third on a fly ball from Ian Kinsler. That brought up Guerrero, who delivered the game-winning knock off Steven Jackson (0-1).

Rangers reliever Frank Francisco (6-3) earned the victory with an inning of work.

Texas had to overcome a 4-0 deficit after Pittsburgh scored four runs in the first. The Pirates had an RBI single from Garrett Jones, a two-run double from Pedro Alvarez and a run-scoring single from Ryan Doumit.

After the Rangers scored a run in the second, the Pirates regained a four-run lead on a sacrifice fly from Neil Walker in the fourth inning.

But Texas managed to score five unanswered en route to its victory. Nelson Cruz and Justin Smoak had sacrifice flies in the fourth. Then in the seventh, Young and Kinsler added RBI hits.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Texas
Jeff Karstens Player Scott Feldman
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 7
7 Hits 12
3.38 ERA 7.50
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Texas
Garrett Jones Player Josh Hamilton
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 14 0 16 .389 15 9 5 1 1 1
Texas 12 0 16 .333 15 6 6 2 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Houston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .674 after a win and .517 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Pirates have a W/L % of .458 after a win and .298 after a loss.
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