Texas 8, Toronto 7

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 91°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marty Foster, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Eric Cooper,
Attendance - 47430

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 7 15 2
Texas 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 8 14 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 24-23 12-10 12-13 L4
Texas 29-18 13-9 16-9 W2

Recap


Rangers 8, Blue Jays 7 (13):
Josh Hamilton belted his major-league leading 20th homer in the 13th, a two-run shot to rally host Texas.

Hamilton came through against Toronto reliever Jason Frasor (0-1), after the Blue Jays broke a 5-5 tie with two runs in the top of the inning.

Ian Kinsler drew a leadoff walk in the 13th and scored on Elvis Andrus' double to left-center, pulling the Rangers within 7-6. Hamilton, who was bothered by flu-like symptoms throughout the game, connected on a 1-2 pitch to dead center.

Toronto's Omar Vizquel, the oldest position player in the majors at age 45, singled off reliever Robbie Ross to plate Brett Lawrie in the top of the 13th, snapping a 5-5 tie. Vizquel, who finished 3-for-6 with two RBIs, scored on Nelson Cruz's error to push Toronto's lead to 7-5.

Yoshinori Tateyama (1-0) earned the victory.

Down 4-2, Texas stormed back with back-to-back-to-back homers in the bottom of the sixth off Toronto starter Henderson Alvarez. Nelson Cruz, Yorvit Torrealba and Mitch Moreland went deep off Alvarez, Moreland’s shot giving Texas a 5-4 advantage.

Alvarez hit the next hitter, Kinsler, with a pitch and was ejected by home plate umpire Marty Foster.

Toronto tied it in the top of the seventh. Jose Bautista doubled and scored on J.P. Arencibia’s one-out single to center to make it 5-5.

Alvarez allowed nine hits and five runs in 5 2/3 innings. Texas starter Colby Lewis gave up 10 hits and four runs in 5 1/3 innings, striking out six.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Torrealba started for the second consecutive game for Napoli (upset stomach), and homered for the second game in a row. … Moreland finished with three hits for Texas. ... The Rangers had the winning run on third in the ninth, 10th and 11th innings, but could not score.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   Texas
Henderson Alvarez Player Colby Lewis
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.2 IP 5.1
1 Strikeouts 6
9 Hits 10
6.35 ERA 6.75
Hitting
Toronto   Texas
Omar Vizquel Player Mitch Moreland
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 15 1 20 .273 25 11 6 1 1 2
Texas 14 4 28 .298 31 5 8 5 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Rangers have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .833 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .409 after a loss.
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