Texas 7, Tampa Bay 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Bob Davidson,
Attendance - 49197

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 13-8 8-1 5-7 L1
Texas 16-5 8-4 8-1 W1

Recap


Rangers 7, Rays 2: Colby Lewis allowed one run in six innings and Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer as host Texas snapped Tampa Bay’s six-game winning streak.
 
Lewis (3-0) gave up three hits, three walks and struck out five in lowering his ERA to 1.93. The veteran right-hander is 4-0 in his last five starts against Tampa Bay.
 
Josh Hamilton drove in the first two runs for Texas with a single in the first, giving him a league-leading 24 RBIs.

The Rangers scored four times in the seventh, highlighted by Beltre's fourth homer. Tampa manager Joe Maddon decided to intentionally walk Hamilton with first base open and Beltre hit the next pitch into the right-field stands.
 
Tampa Bay’s Matt Joyce hit his fifth home run.
 
Jeff Niemann (1-3) allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings and fell to 0-3 against Texas.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Rangers haven't lost back-to-back games this season. ... Tampa Bay's Desmond Jennings went 1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. ...Mitch Moreland is 5-for-11 with three runs scored in the last three games for Texas.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Texas
Jeff Niemann Player Colby Lewis
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 3
3.18 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Texas
Evan Longoria Player Josh Hamilton
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 5 1 9 .161 10 8 2 3 2 2
Texas 8 1 13 .258 13 9 5 4 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Rangers have a W/L % of .688 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Rays have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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