Friday, June 15, 2012
Arizona Diamondbacks 11, Texas Rangers 3
Texas blows a chance at a rare home sweep.
ARLINGTON The Texas Rangers couldn't get anything working Thursday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, losing 11-3 to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the final game of a three-game series. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak and dropped Texas to 37-27, three games ahead of the LA Angels for first place in the AL West. Arizona improved to 31-32.
Rangers starter Scott Feldman put on another terrible performance, giving up six runs on eight hits over five innings. Feldman, who did not issue a walk while striking out six, fell to 0-6 on the season with a 6.50 ERA.
The Texas bullpen was not much better, with four pitchers combining to allow five runs over the next four innings.
The Rangers' offense was just as bad, amassing just five hits on the night and having 16 of 17 straight batters retired at one point. Diamondbacks starter Daniel Hudson was excellent, giving up three runs over seven innings to improve to 3-1.
Texas got on the board in the first inning when Elvis Andrus doubled, then scored on Adrian Beltre's RBI single. Arizona stormed back after that, however, scoring nine unanswered runs until David Murphy's two-run home run in the seventh inning that made it 9-3. Arizona pounded Texas for 14 hits on the night, including six hits in a five-run sixth inning that broke the game wide-open.
Texas finishes their six-game homestand with a three-game series against the 27-36 Houston Astros starting Friday night.