Texas 4, Houston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 18, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 34715

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 25-15 11-9 14-6 W1
Houston 17-22 12-9 5-13 L1

Recap


Rangers 4, Astros 1: Adrian Beltre homered and drove in a pair of runs and four Texas pitchers limited Houston to four hits in their intrastate series opener.

The Rangers took a two-run lead in the top of the third on a Beltre sacrifice fly and an RBI single by Nelson Cruz. Jed Lowrie singled home a run in the bottom of the inning to get Houston on the board, but Texas rebuilt its two-run lead in the fifth on Michael Young’s RBI double and tacked on another run in the seventh when Beltre drilled a two-out solo homer.

Texas starter Neftali Feliz held the Astros to one run on three hits but he was lifted after just 4 2/3 innings, having thrown 101 pitches. Feliz struck out six but handed out five walks.

Robbie Ross (5-0) worked 2 1/3 innings of one-hit relief before turning the ball over to Koji Uehara and Joe Nathan for the final two innings. Nathan tossed a 1-2-3 inning for his ninth save.

Wandy Rodriguez (3-4) took the loss for Houston, yielding three runs and a season-high 10 hits in six innings. He finished with four strikeouts and two walks.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Nathan pitched for the fourth time in four days. ... Ian Kinsler had three hits for the Rangers. ... Texas is 19-6 in its last 25 Friday games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Houston
Neftali Feliz Player Wandy Rodriguez
No Decision W/L Loss
4.2 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 4
3 Hits 10
1.93 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Texas   Houston
Ian Kinsler Player Chris Johnson
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 1
.600 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 11 1 17 .314 15 9 4 2 2 0
Houston 4 0 4 .133 18 9 1 5 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Texas. The Astros have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .520 after a win and .800 after a loss.