Texas 4, Toronto 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, April 30, 2012 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Cory Blaser, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 21945

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 17-6 8-5 9-1 W1
Toronto 12-11 6-7 6-4 L1

Recap

Rangers 4, Blue Jays 1: Yu Darvish struck out nine in seven strong innings and Mitch Moreland and Craig Gentry each homered as visiting Texas took the series opener.

Nelson Cruz and Elvis Andrus each added an RBI double for the Rangers, who were without Josh Hamilton due to a sore back. Hamilton leads the American League with nine home runs and 25 RBIs.

Darvish (4-0) allowed one run on four hits while walking two. The Japanese sensation has not allowed more than one earned run in any of his last four starts.

Joe Nathan worked a spotless ninth for his sixth save.

Kyle Drabek (2-2) nearly matched his heavily-hyped counterpart, surrendering two runs on five hits in six innings while striking out eight. The 24-year old right-hander ran into trouble in the second inning, yielding a leadoff double to Adrian Beltre before Cruz delivered his one-out RBI hit.

Andrus made Drabek pay for walking Ian Kinsler in the next frame.

Moreland and Gentry - the Nos. 8 and 9 hitters - provided some insurance with back-to-back solo shots off left-hander Evan Crawford in the seventh.

Toronto’s lone run came in the fourth, when Edwin Encarnacion got a hanging slider from Darvish on a 1-1 count and sent it over the wall in left. It was the first homer allowed by Darvish and the fourth blast in as many games for Encarnacion.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Encarnacion has eight home runs, tied with New York’s Curtis Granderson for second behind Hamilton. … Hamilton is day-to-day and would have been available as a pinch hitter if necessary. … Texas started Beltre at designated hitter and shifted usual DH Michael Young to third base on Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Toronto
Yu Darvish Player Kyle Drabek
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
9 Strikeouts 8
4 Hits 5
1.29 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Texas   Toronto
Adrian Beltre Player Edwin Encarnacion
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
5 TB 5
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 10 2 20 .278 19 11 4 4 0 0
Toronto 4 1 7 .133 13 10 1 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Texas. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Rangers have a W/L % of .647 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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