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American League Game Summary - Texas at Houston



(Friday, August 9th)

Final Score: Texas 9, Houston 5

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - The Texas Rangers rallied for four runs in the eighth to down the Houston Astros, 9-5, in the opener of a four-game set.

The Rangers went into the eighth trailing 4-3. Ian Kinsler opened the inning with a walk and then stole second base before scoring on Adrian Beltre's base hit to center. After relievers Kevin Chapman and Josh Fields recorded the next two outs of the inning, the latter issued two walks to load the bases before he was replaced by lefty Wesley Wright.

Wright, though, walked Jurickson Profar to plate the go-ahead run before giving up a two-run double to Leonys Martin.

"Since we're playing so aggressively, that lead that they had didn't mean a lot to us," Martin said. "I think we're playing good baseball right now."

The Astros loaded the bases in the home half, but Neal Cotts fanned Marc Krauss to end the threat.

Profar finished with a pair of RBI, while A.J. Pierzynski, Jeff Baker and David Murphy each drove in a run for the Rangers, who have won five straight games and 10 of their last 11 overall.

Matt Garza (2-1) earned the win despite giving up four runs over seven innings. The right-hander, who was acquired from the Chicago Cubs prior to last month's trade deadline, struck out eight and walked just one to earn his first win since making his debut with the club on July 24.

Earlier on Friday, Texas acquired outfielder Alex Rios and cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Jason Castro and Brett Barnes each homered for the Astros, who fell to an MLB- worst 37-77.

Josh Zeid (0-1) was pegged with the loss after putting the go-ahead run on base in the eighth.

"I personally feel sorry for our starters, but they are not going to show it because they are good teammates," manager Bo Porter said.

Castro opened the second inning with a homer, but the Rangers plated a pair in the fourth to take the lead.

With the bases loaded an no outs, Baker lifted a sacrifice fly to center to score Kinsler. Craig Gentry followed with a suicide squeeze up the first base line to score Beltre.

The Astros pushed two runs across in the fourth to go up 3-2. L.J. Hoes doubled then scored on Jose Altuve's double to left field. Castro followed with a double to left to score Altuve.

Barnes led off the fifth with a solo shot to give the hosts a 4-2 edge, but Profar singled home Joey Butler in the seventh to make it a one-run game.

The Rangers went on to added two more runs in the ninth and the Astros managed to push one across in the bottom of the frame to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Texas was 6-for-17 with runners in scoring position ... Since 2009, the Rangers are 16-3 at Minute Maid Park ... Texas owns a 27-16 advantage in the all-time series ... The Astros went 3-for-10 with RISP and stranded eight runners on base ... Houston starter Eric Bedard gave up three runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.

08/10 03:06:54 ET

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Local
Final
CHA 100
ORL 105
 
1st
DUKE 29
TEMPL 17
 
Final
CHA 100
ORL 105
 
Final
PHI 96
PHO 122
 
Final
ATL 99
DET 89
 
Final
TOR 124
MIL 83
 
Final
MEM 117
BOS 100
 
4th
OKC 85
BRK 90
 
4th
WAS 86
CLE 75
 
Final
MIN 92
SAN 121
 
3rd
DAL 102
LAL 79
 
Half
DEN 59
NOP 49
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
CHI
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
UTA
1:00pm Today
BUF 0
KSU 0
3rd
RICE 17
UTEP 3
 
2nd
SDST 10
AFA 0
 
1st
UTST 7
SJST 0
 
Final
COC 50
TEXAM 59
Final
DREX 70
USC 72
Final
GWEBB 72
CLEM 70
Final
MIAMI 79
AKR 51
Final
UCONN 75
DAY 64
Final
NEV 60
SHU 68
Final
LONG 81
UNCG 79
Final
ARKPB 46
VALPO 59
 
Final
WVU 70
BC 66
Final
TOWS 58
CCST 49
 
Final
YALE 70
ILLCH 58
 
Final
IOWA 63
SYR 66
 
Final
HAMP 82
ALCOR 69
 
Final
ODU 70
LSU 61
Final
KENT 89
BU 65
 
Final
SCAR 63
CHAR 65
 
Final
UVA 59
GWU 42
Final
WCU 72
HIWASSEE 53
 
Final
GT 78
MAST 69
 
Final
RIDE 78
LEH 74
 
Final
MSU 87
LOYC 52
 
Final
CMICH 76
MAINE 48
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF 0
MNTST 0
 
Final
BAY 60
PVU 45
 
Final
HOF 66
USB 65
 
Final
OREG 78
TOL 68
 
Final
UGA 82
TROY 60
 
Final
STAN 89
UNLV 60
 
Final
FAIR 36
WOFF 54
 
Final
EMICH 71
YOUNG 62
 
Final
MON 73
COOK 50
 
Final
FIU 74
FLMEM 48
 
Final
KSU 74
SILL 51
 
Final
CAL 55
TEX 71
 
Final
GMAS 58
NMU 69
 
Final
ILL 107
PEAY 66
 
Final
ARK 99
DELST 71
 
Final
MCNST 85
JCHR 70
 
Final
NDST 68
KNST 55
 
Final
OKST 82
UWMIL 68
 
Final
LATU 73
MORE 64
 
Final
SDKST 74
NDAK 72
 
Final
XAV 81
STEPH 63
 
1st OT
UF 57
LAMON 54
 
2nd
WAKE 61
IONA 74
 
2nd
GRCN 41
FAM 22
 
2nd
COLST 50
UGST 50
 
2nd
WASU 37
IDST 35
 
Half
WEBER 28
ILLST 44
 
2nd
AUB 47
LALAF 40
 
Half
LOU 41
MARS 27
 
Half
ORST 18
ORU 20
 
Half
SD 33
SHSU 30
 
2nd
UTAH 51
UCR 21
 
1st
DUKE 29
TEMPL 17
 
1st
CORN 31
PSU 21
 
1st
CPSL 3
DEL 3
 
1st
SEAT 5
WASH 5
 
10:30pm Tonight
LBSU
KYST
10:35pm Tonight
AMER
PBY
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
PITT
Final
CLB 3
BOS 4
 
Final
PIT 4
NYI 5
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF 0
NYR 0
 
1st Intermission
EDM 0
NJD 0