Rangers Celebrate 5-4 Walk-off Win Over Astros

Automated InsightsAugust 22, 2013

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
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A+ 98.9 J. Castro C 3 2 3 1 1 1 0
B+ 89.7 L. Hoes RF 4 2 0 0 0 1 0
B 84.9 M. Dominguez 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
B 84.4 C. Carter 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 2
B 83.8 B. Wallace PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
B 83.1 M. Gonzalez SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
C 74.1 M. Stassi DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 1
C- 70.0 J. Altuve 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D+ 69.0 R. Grossman LF 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
D 66.0 B. Barnes CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2


Rangers Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A 92.9 C. Gentry LF 3 1 3 1 1 1 0
A 92.0 M. Moreland 1B 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
A- 91.0 I. Kinsler 2B 4 2 1 0 1 0 0
B+ 89.0 A. Beltre 3B 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
B 86.4 A. Rios RF 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
C+ 77.4 L. Martin CF 2 0 0 0 0 2 1
C 76.9 J. Baker 1B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
C 73.0 J. Profar DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 1
D+ 67.0 E. Andrus SS 3 0 0 0 2 0 0
D 62.0 A. Pierzynski C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0


Astros Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 94.5 D. Martinez 2.2 0.00 0.38 1 1 0 31
C 72.1 E. Bedard 4.1 4.15 2.08 5 2 4 92
D+ 69.1 C. Lo 1.2 5.40 1.80 1 0 2 28


Rangers Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 94.4 J. Frasor 0.1 0.00 0.00 0 1 0 4
A- 90.4 J. Nathan 1.0 0.00 1.00 1 2 0 12
B+ 89.0 J. Soria 1.0 0.00 1.00 0 0 1 13
B 84.7 D. Holland 6.0 3.00 1.17 4 5 3 92
F 55.7 T. Scheppers 0.2 27.00 6.00 3 0 1 20