Texas 4, Colorado 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 22, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 95°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Ron Kulpa,
Attendance - 46964

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 26-43 15-21 11-22 L1
Texas 44-27 21-12 23-15 W7

Recap


Rangers 4, Rockies 1: Roy Oswalt made a triumphant return to the mound, allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings to win his American League debut for host Texas.

Adrian Beltre belted a two-run homer and Mike Napoli added a solo blast to power the Rangers to their seventh consecutive victory.

Oswalt (1-0), making his first appearance since the 2011 National League Division Series as a member of Philadelphia, blanked the Rockies until Dexter Fowler tripled with two outs in the seventh and scored on Marco Scutaro's double.

The 34-year-old right-hander, who was signed by Texas on May 29, gave up nine hits and left to a standing ovation as he improved to 9-2 lifetime against Colorado and 160-93 in his career. Joe Nathan earned his 15th save with a perfect ninth.

Beltre staked Oswalt to a 2-0 first-inning lead with his 13th homer off Christian Friedrich (4-4). He later singled and has three homers, 10 RBIs and six multi-hit performances in his last eight games.

The Rangers padded the lead in the fourth on Nelson Cruz's RBI double and Napoli's 12th homer to make it 4-0 as they improved to a major league-best 13-3 in interleague play.

Rookie catcher Wilin Rosario went 3-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to six games for the Rockies, who fell to 2-13 in their last 15 contests.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Texas placed 1B Mitch Moreland on the 15-day disabled list. Moreland injured his hamstring in Tuesday's game. The Rangers also designated pitcher Mark Hamburger for assignment to open a roster spot for Oswalt. ... Rockies LF Carlos Gonzalez saved a run in the second inning, gunning down Yorvit Torrealba at the plate. Torrealba was attempting to score from second on a single by Craig Gentry. ... Oswalt entered the game with a 1.94 ERA in 12 starts against the Rockies. ... Colorado activated SS Jonathan Herrera from the disabled list and optioned DJ LeMahieu to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   Texas
Christian Friedrich Player Roy Oswalt
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.2
4 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 9
6.00 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Colorado   Texas
Wilin Rosario Player Adrian Beltre
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 12 0 16 .324 16 8 1 1 0 1
Texas 7 2 15 .250 2 8 4 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Rangers have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .741 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Rockies have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .372 after a loss.
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