Texas 9, Arizona 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Marty Foster,
Attendance - 39140

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0
Texas 1 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 9 16 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 30-31 15-16 15-15 L1
Texas 36-26 16-11 20-15 W2

Recap


Rangers 9, Diamondbacks 1: Colby Lewis took a perfect game into the sixth inning and a five-run sixth powered host Texas to its third victory in four games.

Lewis (5-5) retired the first 16 hitters he faced before Aaron Hill singled to left with one out in the sixth. The right-hander went the distance, allowing four hits and one run with one walk and seven strikeouts. He threw 105 pitches, 72 for strikes.

Ahead 1-0, Texas broke the game open when it scored five times with two outs in the sixth inning against Arizona starter Ian Kennedy (5-6). Michael Young singled to right and David Murphy followed with his sixth homer of the season, a two-run blast to give Texas a 3-0 advantage.

Back-to-back doubles by Mitch Moreland and Craig Gentry each plated a run and Ian Kinsler’s single to center scored Gentry to make it 6-0.

Lewis lost the shutout in the eighth when he allowed Miguel Montero's fifth home run before earning his second complete game of the season and fifth of his career.

Josh Hamilton singled home a run in the eighth to extend his hitting streak to seven games.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
  Texas placed pitcher Alexi Ogando on the disabled list Tuesday with a strained right groin muscle. Ogando is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks. ... Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz, who missed Sunday's game with an Achilles heel injury, missed Tuesday's game with a virus. ... Kennedy pitched two days after his wife gave birth to the couple's second child, a daughter.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   Texas
Ian Kennedy Player Colby Lewis
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 9.0
4 Strikeouts 7
10 Hits 4
9.53 ERA 1.00
Hitting
Arizona   Texas
Aaron Hill Player David Murphy
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.667 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 4 1 8 .133 7 7 1 1 0 0
Texas 16 1 25 .400 20 7 8 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Rangers have a W/L % of .472 after a win and .731 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .484 after a win and .500 after a loss.