Toronto 11, Texas 5

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:37 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 53°
Umpires - Home Plate - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 25123

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 5 6 0
Toronto 0 0 2 6 0 3 0 0 11 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 17-8 8-5 9-3 L2
Toronto 14-11 8-7 6-4 W2

Recap

Blue Jays 11, Rangers 5: Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer and Yunel Escobar went 3-for-4 with three RBIs as host Toronto took the rubber game from Texas.

Kelly Johnson added a two-run blast and J.P. Arencibia drove in a pair for the Blue Jays, who have won four of their last five.

Ricky Romero (4-0) struggled at times but made it through eight innings. The left-hander was charged with five runs on six hits while striking out six and walking three.

The Rangers have dropped four of six and fell behind early on Wednesday.

Matt Harrison (3-2) was given a 1-0 lead in the second inning but quickly fell apart, yielding Johnson’s two-run blast - his sixth - in the third before surrendering six runs in the fourth.

Arencibia started the rally with a two-run double and Harrison walked a batter and allowed a single behind him to load the bases. Escobar came up next and reached out for a 3-2 pitch down and away and laced it into the gap in right-center for a three-run triple.

Harrison was charged with eight runs in 3 1/3 innings.

The Rangers got back into it with a four-run fifth but Encarnacion put it away, tying the American League lead with his ninth homer in the sixth. He has homered in five of the last six games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Harrison has been charged with 15 runs - 14 earned - and 22 hits in 8 1/3 innings over his last two starts. … Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (back) sat out the entire series. … Brandon Snyder hit his first major-league homer for Texas.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Toronto
Matt Harrison Player Ricky Romero
Loss W/L Win
3.1 IP 8.0
3 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 6
21.60 ERA 5.62
Hitting
Texas   Toronto
Elvis Andrus Player Yunel Escobar
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 3
0 HR 0
3 TB 6
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 6 1 10 .182 9 8 5 3 0 0
Toronto 11 2 22 .324 8 7 11 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .611 after a win and .857 after a loss.
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