Texas 11, Toronto 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 19, 2012 1:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Welke, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Jeff Nelson,
Attendance - 35701

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 0 0 2 1 5 2 0 0 1 11 19 0
Toronto 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 70-50 36-22 34-28 W2
Toronto 56-65 31-30 25-35 L2

Recap


Rangers 11, Blue Jays 2: Michael Young drove in a season-high five runs and finished a triple shy of the cycle while Matt Harrison teamed with Mark Lowe on a two-hitter as visiting Texas rolled to its third win in four games.

David Murphy also homered while Elvis Andrus collected four of the 19 hits by the American League West-leading Rangers, who went 3-4 on their seven-game road trip.

Young capped a five-run fifth inning with a three-run homer, his fourth blast of the season. The veteran added a ground-rule, two-run double a frame later to give Texas a commanding 10-2 lead.

Making his fourth consecutive start on the road, Harrison (14-7) limited Toronto to two runs and a pair of hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over eight innings. The left-hander improved to 10-4 away from home.

Texas, which had scored two runs or less in seven of its previous nine games, spotted Toronto a run before Geovany Soto and Mitch Moreland delivered back-to-back RBI singles in the third inning. Murphy plated a run in the fourth with a double and Josh Hamilton began the fifth-inning uprising with an RBI double.

Blue Jays starter Henderson Alvarez (7-11) was pounded for eight runs and 12 hits in just 4 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old Venezuelan has surrendered 21 runs during his four-start losing streak.

Mike McCoy homered and drove in both runs for the Blue Jays, who completed a 3-7 homestand with their fifth loss in six contests.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Blue Jays were the only AL team Harrison had not beaten in his career. ... Toronto 2B Adeiny Hechavarria made his first career start and went 0-for-3. ... Rangers RHP Koji Uehara, who has been out since June 10 with a strained right lat, is slated to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. ... C Yorvit Torrealba, who was released by Texas on Aug. 8 and signed to a minor-league contract by Toronto six days later, is expected to join the Blue Jays in Detroit on Tuesday. The 34-year-old batted .236 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 49 games with the Rangers.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Toronto
Matt Harrison Player Henderson Alvarez
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 4.1
7 Strikeouts 3
2 Hits 12
2.25 ERA 16.62
Hitting
Texas   Toronto
Elvis Andrus Player Mike McCoy
4 Hits 1
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 4
.667 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 19 2 32 .442 21 6 11 5 0 0
Toronto 2 1 5 .071 2 7 2 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .544 after a win and .391 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Rangers have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .660 after a loss.