Texas 3, Houston 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Bob Davidson, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 24472

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 43-38 23-16 20-22 W2
Houston 28-53 13-30 15-23 L5

Recap


Ian Kinsler homered twice and Colby Lewis battled through 6 2/3 innings as the visiting Texas Rangers clinched the season series with a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

Adrian Beltre added an RBI single and Andres Blanco had two hits for the Rangers, who have taken four of five from their instate rivals this season.

Houston was in a hole from the start Wednesday as Kinsler led off the game by belting a 2-2 hanging changeup from Brett Myers into the left field seats. Kinsler, who also homered in the ninth inning Tuesday, made it three homers in as many at-bats when he took Myers (3-7) out to left again to lead off the third.

Lewis (7-7) took a two-hit shutout into the seventh before he yielded a solo homer to Carlos Lee and an RBI single to Clint Barmes to make it 3-2. Darren Oliver came on to record the final out of the seventh and combined with Mark Lowe on a scoreless eighth.

Neftali Feliz worked the ninth for his 16th save.

The Astros have dropped five straight and eight of nine.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Houston
Colby Lewis Player Brett Myers
Win W/L Loss
6.2 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 6
2.70 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Texas   Houston
Ian Kinsler Player Michael Bourn
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
2 HR 0
8 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 6 2 14 .188 8 6 3 1 0 0
Houston 7 1 12 .219 7 9 2 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Texas. The Astros have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .377 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .512 after a win and .553 after a loss.
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