Houston 6, Texas 5

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 19, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 42673

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 25-16 11-9 14-7 L1
Houston 18-22 13-9 5-13 W1

Recap


Astros 6, Rangers 5: Chris Snyder, Carlos Lee and Justin Maxwell each homered as the Astros evened the three-game interleague series against visiting Texas.

Rangers starter Derek Holland (3-3) had allowed three home runs in his previous 47 2/3 innings, but gave up five runs on three homers over five innings.

Lucas Harrell (3-3) allowed four runs – one earned – with six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings for the win. Brett Myers induced Josh Hamilton to ground into a double play to end the game and earn his 10th save.

David Murphy’s first career inside-the-park home run drove in three runs and capped a four-run third inning for the Rangers, who have lost four of their last six games.

Snyder began the Astros’ comeback with a solo blast in the third, and Lee and Maxwell hit two-run homers over the next two innings to give Houston its first lead.

Travis Buck added an insurance run with his pinch-hit RBI double in the sixth inning before the Rangers cut into the Astros’ lead on Hamilton’s sacrifice fly in the seventh.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Astros CF Jordan Schafer left the game with a right ankle sprain. … Rangers P Mike Adams was unavailable because of a respiratory infection. … Houston OF J.D. Martinez doubled in the sixth inning for his first extra-base hit since April 26. ... Texas’ first two batters reached base in the eighth inning before Brandon Lyon entered the game and retired three straight. … Texas' Ian Kinsler went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Houston
Derek Holland Player Lucas Harrell
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 5.2
6 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 5
9.00 ERA 1.59
Hitting
Texas   Houston
Elvis Andrus Player Travis Buck
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 9 1 14 .257 14 10 5 3 1 2
Houston 7 3 18 .226 7 9 6 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Texas. The Astros have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .800 after a loss.