Texas 4, San Diego 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 6:35 PM
Location - Petco Park
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Knight, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Wally Bell,
Attendance - 23942

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 43-27 20-12 23-15 W6
San Diego 24-46 14-23 10-23 L3

Recap

Rangers 4, Padres 2: Yu Darvish pitched eight strong innings as visiting Texas squeezed past San Diego to complete the three-game sweep.

Alberto Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz and Yorvit Torrealba each drove in a run and Joe Nathan earned his 15th save for the Rangers, who have won six straight.

Darvish (9-4) allowed two runs and five hits while walking three and striking out eight. The Japanese right-hander has gone eight innings to win each of his last two starts.

Padres starter Anthony Bass allowed one run on three hits in five innings and gave his team a 2-0 lead in the second, when he ripped an 0-2 fastball from Darvish down the first-base line for a two-run single.

Bass was lifted after only 60 pitches due to inflammation in his right shoulder.

The Rangers cut it to 2-1 in the fifth against Bass, when David Murphy walked, stole second and scored on Gonzalez’s single.

Texas took the lead against the San Diego bullpen in the sixth. Dale Thayer (0-2) loaded the bases on two hits and an intentional walk before allowing the tying run on Cruz’s groundout. The Padres tried to turn an inning-ending double play but Cruz just beat the throw to first.

Alex Hinshaw came on and walked two more, including Yorvit Torrealba to force across Josh Hamilton with the go-ahead score.

Michael Young added a sacrifice fly in the seventh to push the lead to 4-2.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Roy Oswalt will make his Texas debut on Friday against the Colorado Rockies. … If Bass is forced to the disabled list, he would join fellow San Diego starters Tim Stauffer, Dustin Moseley, Eric Stults and Cory Luebke. … The Rangers improved to a major-league best 12-3 in interleague play.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   San Diego
Yu Darvish Player Anthony Bass
Win W/L No Decision
8.0 IP 5.0
8 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 3
2.25 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Texas   San Diego
Craig Gentry Player Everth Cabrera
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
1.000 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 7 0 8 .219 14 8 4 5 3 2
San Diego 6 0 7 .194 10 9 2 3 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Diego will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Padres have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .348 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Rangers have a W/L % of .535 after a win and .741 after a loss.