Texas 6, Houston 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 15, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - CB Bucknor, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Dan Iassogna,
Attendance - 47430

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 27-37 18-14 9-23 L1
Texas 38-27 18-12 20-15 W1

Recap


Rangers 6, Astros 2: Yu Darvish became the first pitcher since 1921 to win his first six career home starts, tossing eight strong innings as Texas toppled visiting Houston.

The Rangers took control with a five-run fifth inning against Jordan Lyles (1-3). After an error and a hit batsman, Michael Young tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI single, the first of five consecutive one-out base hits. David Murphy delivered the key blow, a two-run blooper into center field.

That was all the help Darvish (8-4) needed. The rookie scattered seven hits, including an RBI single to Jed Lowrie in the third inning and a solo homer to Justin Maxwell in the seventh. Darvish matched his career high with 11 strikeouts, including three straight in the eighth inning.

Joe Nathan pitched the ninth for Texas, which has won seven of its last 10 against the Astros.

Adrian Beltre and Yorvit Torrealba each knocked in one run during the fifth-inning flurry, with Torrealba’s hit signaling the end of the night for Lyles. Mitch Moreland added a solo home run in the eighth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rangers CF Josh Hamilton was hospitalized Friday with an intestinal virus and is expected to miss the entire series. Hamilton is hitting .330 with 22 home runs and 66 RBIs. ... Darvish has walked at least two batters in each of his major-league starts. ... Attendance was 47,430, the Rangers' 18th sellout of the season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Texas
Jordan Lyles Player Yu Darvish
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 8.0
1 Strikeouts 11
8 Hits 7
6.23 ERA 2.25
Hitting
Houston   Texas
Justin Maxwell Player Elvis Andrus
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 8 1 12 .242 13 13 2 2 2 3
Texas 11 1 14 .314 20 3 6 3 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Houston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .741 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Astros have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .417 after a loss.