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Rangers Celebrate 5-4 Walk-off Win Over Astros

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Joe Nathan fanned two in relief as Texas got by Houston, 5-4. The Rangers reached base 13 times in the game and struck out in only three at-bats.

With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the third and the Rangers batting, Adrian Beltre hit a double off starter Erik Bedard, driving in Ian Kinsler. The Rangers won it in the bottom of the ninth when Adam Rosales scored on a sacrifice fly.

Derek Holland (9-6) put in six innings of work and picked up a no-decision after he allowed two runs on four hits with five strikeouts and three walks. Nathan (4-2) picked up his fourth win of the season after one inning of work, giving up one hit, striking out two and walking no one. Chia-Jen Lo (0-1) picked up the loss after pitching 1 2/3 innings and giving up one run on one hit with no strikeouts and two walks. Craig Gentry was impressive at the plate for the Rangers, going 1 for 3 with a home run, three runs, an RBI, and a walk. Kinsler also contributed, going 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI. Jason Castro was 2 for 3 with a home run, three runs, an RBI, and a walk in the loss.

The Rangers swept the Astros at home 3-0. They will start a series with the White Sox on Friday at U.S. Cellular Field at 7:10 PM CDT.

Astros Offense
A+98.9J. CastroC3231110
B+89.7L. HoesRF4200010
B84.9M. Dominguez3B2000010
B84.4C. Carter1B3100112
B83.8B. WallacePH1000011
B83.1M. GonzalezSS4100000
C74.1M. StassiDH3000101
C-70.0J. Altuve2B5110001
D+69.0R. GrossmanLF5100001
D66.0B. BarnesCF2000002

Rangers Offense
A92.9C. GentryLF3131110
A92.0M. Moreland1B1100000
A-91.0I. Kinsler2B4210100
B+89.0A. Beltre3B4200000
B86.4A. RiosRF3100010
C+77.4L. MartinCF2000021
C76.9J. Baker1B2000011
C73.0J. ProfarDH3000011
D+67.0E. AndrusSS3000200
D62.0A. PierzynskiC4000000

Astros Pitching
A94.5D. Martinez2.20.000.3811031
C72.1E. Bedard4.14.152.0852492
D+69.1C. Lo1.25.401.8010228

Rangers Pitching
A94.4J. Frasor0.10.000.000104
A-90.4J. Nathan1.00.001.0012012
B+89.0J. Soria1.00.001.0000113
B84.7D. Holland6.03.001.1745392
F55.7T. Scheppers0.227.006.0030120

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