Texas 9, Houston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 17, 2012 3:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 46320

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 6 0
Texas 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 9 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 27-39 18-14 9-25 L3
Texas 40-27 20-12 20-15 W3

Recap

Rangers 9, Astros 3: Ian Kinsler’s bases-loaded triple sparked a seven-run sixth inning and Colby Lewis struck out 10 over seven strong innings as Texas completed a home sweep of its in-state rival.

Dallas Keuchel, making his major league debut, held the Rangers scoreless for the first five innings but was lifted after allowing a leadoff single to Nelson Cruz in the sixth. Houston reliever Fernando Rodriguez (1-7) recorded two outs but walked a pair to fill the bases for Kinsler, who stroked a 1-2 pitch into the gap in left-center field.

After Rodriguez walked Elvis Andrus, Michael Young followed with a two-run single against David Carpenter and Adrian Beltre homered to left to give Texas a six-run cushion. That was more than enough for Lewis (6-5), who yielded just one run on three hits and a walk.

Matt Downs drove in Houston’s first run with an infield single in the fifth inning and Carlos Lee, making his return from a stint on the disabled list, had a two-run base hit in the eighth. The Astros loaded the bases with two out in the ninth inning but failed to score.

Keuchel gave up just four hits but walked four, striking out two.

Andrus added an RBI single in the seventh inning for the Rangers, who got another insurance run in the eighth on a bases-loaded fielder's choice by Yorvit Torrealba.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Rangers have won nine of their last 12 games against Houston dating back to last year ... Houston fell to 9-25 on the road this season ... Lewis reached double digits in strikeouts for the fifth time in his career.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Texas
Dallas Keuchel Player Colby Lewis
No Decision W/L Win
5.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 10
4 Hits 3
1.80 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Houston   Texas
Carlos LeePlayer Elvis Andrus
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 6 0 7 .176 17 11 3 4 1 0
Texas 12 1 17 .343 20 5 8 9 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Rangers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .741 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Astros have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .395 after a loss.