Texas 3, Cincinnati 2

Date - Sunday, June 30, 2013 3:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Will Little, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Mike DiMuro,
Attendance - 39078

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 46-36 26-14 20-22 L1
Texas 48-34 24-16 24-18 W1

Recap


Rangers 3, Reds 2: Yu Darvish tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings to outduel Mat Latos as host Texas held on to take the rubber match of the three-game interleague series.

Nelson Cruz had two hits and an RBI while Leonys Martin added two hits and scored twice to extend his hitting streak to 14 games for the Rangers, who have won nine of their last 11 contests and four consecutive series.

Darvish (8-3) allowed four hits and walked four while striking out eight en route to his first win in eight starts. Four relievers bridged the gap to Joe Nathan, who worked a perfect ninth for his 27th save in 28 opportunities.

Latos (7-2) suffered his second loss in three outings after yielding three runs - two earned - on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings. Jay Bruce went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Reds, who completed a 2-6 road trip with their fourth loss in five games.

Texas snapped a scoreless tie in the fifth inning, when Engel Beltre led off with a bunt single, advanced on Martin's double and scored on a squeeze bunt by Elvis Andrus. Martin also raced home on the play as Latos' throw home hit Beltre in the head and bounced away. Cruz made it 3-0 with an RBI single in the seventh.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The win was Darvish's first since May 16 against the Detroit Tigers. ... Beltre appeared injured when hit by Latos' throw in the fifth as he remained on the ground and was attended to by the club trainer, but he remained in the game in center field. ... Cincinnati cut the deficit to one in the eighth on back-to-back sacrifice flies by Bruce and PH Chris Heisey, but RHP Jason Frasor came on to record the final out of the frame with the tying run at third.



 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cincinnati   Texas
Mat Latos Player Yu Darvish
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 6.2
9 Strikeouts 8
8 Hits 4
2.70 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Cincinnati   Texas
Jay Bruce Player Engel Beltre
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cincinnati 6 0 6 .200 12 9 2 5 0 1
Texas 8 0 10 .250 20 9 2 3 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Rangers have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .618 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Reds have a W/L % of .532 after a win and .600 after a loss.