Texas 12, Houston 7

Date - Sunday, May 12, 2013 2:10 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg,
Attendance - 19730

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 1 0 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 12 17 1
Houston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 7 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 24-13 11-4 13-9 W4
Houston 10-28 6-16 4-12 L4

Recap

Rangers 12, Astros 7: Adrian Beltre went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs as visiting Texas completed a three-game sweep of Houston.

David Murphy and Leonys Martin also homered and Leury Garcia scored four times as the Rangers improved to 19-4 in their last 23 games against the Astros.

Nick Tepesch (3-3) struck out eight in six innings and allowed one run and four hits to snap a personal two-game losing streak.

Texas jumped out to an 8-0 lead before Houston got on the board on Jason Castro’s solo homer in the fourth. Lance Berkman had a run-scoring double in the first and Murphy hit a two-run homer off Jordan Lyles (1-1) in a four-run third to make it 5-0.

Beltre’s run-scoring double capped a three-run fourth, while Martin homered in the fifth and Beltre hit a three-run shot later in the inning to boost the lead to 12-1. Houston tallied four times in the eighth on Castro’s single and a three-run blast by Chris Carter, and twice more in the ninth on a home run by Brandon Barnes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Garcia and Elvis Andrus each had three hits and Texas had 17 overall. … Houston dropped to 6-16 at home. … Berkman has an 18-game hitting streak at Minute Maid Park and is 10-for-23 against the Astros this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Houston
Nicholas Tepesch Player Jordan Lyles
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 4.0
8 Strikeouts 1
4 Hits 11
1.50 ERA 18.00
Hitting
Texas   Houston
Adrian Beltre Player Jason Castro
4 Hits 2
4 RBI 2
1 HR 1
9 TB 5
.800 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 17 3 30 .405 21 5 11 5 1 1
Houston 9 3 18 .243 9 12 7 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Astros have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .185 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .769 after a loss.