Texas 6, Tampa Bay 5

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 27, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 91°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Mark Wegner,
Attendance - 29453

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 6 2
Texas 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 70-58 35-30 35-28 L3
Texas 76-52 42-24 34-28 W1

Recap


Rangers 6, Rays 5:
Adrian Beltre homered and had four RBIs and host Texas lit up major league ERA leader David Price en route to its fifth victory in six games.

The red-hot Beltre, who was 3-for-3, drove in the decisive run with a fifth-inning single and added his sixth homer in six games as the Rangers maintained their 5 1/2-game lead over the Oakland Athletics in the American League West.

Tampa Bay dropped out of AL wild card position, one-half game behind Oakland and Baltimore.

Texas pounded Price (16-5) for six runs and 10 hits to snap his eight-game winning streak and hand him his first loss since allowing a season-high seven runs while losing to the New York Mets on June 13.

Derek Holland (9-6) allowed five runs - three earned - and six hits in six innings. Alexi Ogando and Mike Adams each had two strikeouts during a scoreless frame and Joe Nathan fanned one in a perfect ninth for his 26th save in 27 opportunities.

Tampa Bay, which has lost three straight games, got on the board first on Evan Longoria’s two-run homer in the first.

Beltre and Nelson Cruz hit back-to-back shots in the second, marking the sixth time this season that Texas players have hit consecutive homers. The Rangers took a 3-2 lead later in the inning on Mike Olt’s RBI groundout.

The Rays tied the contest in the third on a sacrifice fly by B.J. Upton before Texas regained the lead in the bottom of the inning on Beltre’s two-run double.

Tampa Bay forged another deadlock in the fifth as Upton hit an RBI triple and scored on a single by Ben Zobrist.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Beltre was named AL Player of the Week earlier Monday after batting .433 with five homers and nine RBIs while also hitting for the cycle last week. … Upton is 8-for-17 against Holland in his career. … Texas activated INF Michael Young off the paternity list and INF Luis Hernandez was designated for assignment to open up the roster spot. … Tampa Bay is 21-12 against AL West teams but has dropped three straight.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Texas
David Price Player Derek Holland
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 5
10 Hits 6
13.50 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Texas
Evan Longoria Player Adrian Beltre
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 4
1 HR 1
5 TB 7
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 6 1 13 .182 8 11 5 1 0 2
Texas 10 2 17 .294 13 5 6 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Rangers have a W/L % of .539 after a win and .673 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Rays have a W/L % of .577 after a win and .509 after a loss.