L – Kometani (4-3)
HR – Mayberry (5), Arias (1)
32-29, 2.0 GU
Matt Harrison's first Triple-A start began well, as he gave up just one run through five innings. But the left-hander surrendered a three-run homer before being lifted in the sixth, causing him to give up four runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings. He walked two and struck out two.
Left fielder John Mayberry (.308/.368/.531) was 2-for-4 with a home run, his fifth in 130 Triple-A at-bats.
Shortstop Joaquin Arias (.280/.303/.357) hit a solo homer. It was his first round-tripper of the season.
Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with two doubles. After striking out eight times in his first seven Triple-A games, he hasn't whiffed in any of his last three contests.
Nelson Cruz (1/3, 2B, BB) and Kevin Richardson (1/3, 2B, BB) both doubled and walked.
L – Hunter (2-2)
36-23, 5.0 GU
Frisco has scored just one run total in the first three games of their series with San Antonio.
Despite the lack of support, Tommy Hunter pitched well, surrendering two runs in seven innings. He scattered five hits, walked three, and fanned two.
Craig Gentry (1/3, 2B, BB) and Tim Gradoville (1/3, 2B) each doubled.
Relief pitcher Andrew Laughter (1.38 ERA/.136 BAA) tossed a perfect inning with two strikeouts. His early control problems at Double-A appear to be a thing of the past. The 23-year-old has walked just one batter in his last five innings. He threw nine pitches on Friday, seven for strikes.
L – Bannister (1-6)
HR – Tracy (3)
34-27, 5.0 GB
It seems that every team in the Rangers organization has been slumping lately.
Starting pitcher John Bannister (4.40 ERA/.269 BAA) allowed five runs – three earned – on five hits in three innings on Friday. He walked and struck out two each.
Smoking hot DH Chad Tracy (.263/.343/.395) was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run. He now has 18 doubles and three home runs. He is tied for fifth in the league in two-baggers.
John Whittleman (1/5, 2B) also hit his 18th double of the year.
Julio Borbon (2/5, 2B), Manny Pina (2/4, 2B), and Marcus Lemon (1/4, 2B) all doubled.
Jose Vallejo (.293/.356/.462) singled twice, walked, and stole his 24th base of the season.
L – Beavan (4-3)
HR – Smith (2)
39-18, 5.5 GU
Renny Osuna's (.351/.426/.505) outstanding start got a little better last night, as he was 3-for-5 with three doubles, bringing him to 14 for the year.
Starter Blake Beavan yielded six runs (four earned) in only three innings. He gave up seven hits, walked one and fanned one.
Hector Nelo (3.00 ERA/.241 BAA) pitched two scoreless innings of relief, surrendering one hit and walking two.
Tim Smith (.290/.360/.406) was 2-for-5 with a two-run homer.
Left fielder Mitch Moreland went 1-for-1 with three walks.
Engel Beltre (1/5, 2B) and Matt Lawson (2/4, 2B) both doubled. Lawson is batting .379 over his last 10 games.
W – Rojas (2-0)
HR – Polanco (1)
4-2, 0.0 GU
Carlos Hernandez made his second start of the season and allowed four runs (three earned) in 5.2 frames. He allowed three hits, walked three, and punched out five.
Righty Jonathan Rojas earned his second win in relief with 3.1 shutout innings. He fanned three.
Leadoff hitter Juan Polanco was just 1-for-5, but he hit the Rangers' game-winning home run in the top of the seventh. Polanco hit a two-run shot to give the Rangers a two-run lead.
Third baseman Emmanuel Solis singled and walked twice.
W – Arrendell (2-0)
2-4, 2.0 GB
Miguel Munoz struck out eight batters in 4.2 innings, but he also allowed four runs on four hits.
LF Guillermo Pimentel (2/3, 2B, 2 BB), 3B-2B Domingo Del Rosario (2/3, 2B, BB) and 2B-SS Alfredo Chalas (1/4, 2B) all hit their first double of the season.
Leadoff man Julio Gonzalez singled three times in five at-bats and stole his fifth and sixth bases.
Right-hander Kelvin Arrendell won his second game of the season after pitching 4.1 innings on Friday. He gave up four runs – just one earned – while fanning three without walking a batter.
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