MLB Game Summary - Texas at Houston|
(Saturday, May 19th)
Final Score: Houston 6, Texas 5
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Carlos Lee and Justin Maxwell each hit a two-
run home run as Houston edged Texas, 6-5, in the second of a three-game
Chris Snyder added a solo home run while Travis Buck's pinch-hit, RBI double
proved to be the winner for the Astros, who have won three of four. Lucas
Harrell (3-3) got the win as he gave up four runs -- one earned -- on five
hits with three walks and six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings.
David Murphy hit an inside the park, three-run home run while Adrian Beltre
had two hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Rangers, who have lost four of
six. Derek Holland (3-3) gave up five runs on five hits with two walks and six
strikeouts in five innings to take the loss.
Texas jumped on top in the third inning. With two outs and Elvis Andrus on
second, Beltre singled to left to score Andrus. Michael Young then reached
base on Jed Lowrie's fielding error. Murphy followed with a shot to right-
center that was just out of the reach of a diving Jordan Schafer. The ball
rolled to the wall and Murphy came home for an inside the park home run.
Snyder led off the third with his second home run of the year and Lee added a
two-run shot in the fourth to make it a 4-3 game.
The fifth inning saw the Astros go up by a run when Jose Altuve singled with
two outs and Maxwell followed with a blast over the wall in center for a 5-4
"When you get a lead like that my job is to go down and shut them out.
Obviously I didn't do that," Holland said. "It's just very frustrating for
something like that, to come out and work hard. You get out there and barely
make it five innings."
It was 6-4 on a Buck pinch-hit, RBI double in the sixth, but Josh Hamilton's
sacrifice fly in the seventh scored Andrus, who had tripled right before, to
make it a one-run game.
Brett Myers came on in the ninth to close the game and gave up a one-out
single to Andrus, but Hamilton grounded into a 3-6-1 double play -- with
Andrus getting tagged out in a rundown -- as Myers picked up his 10th save.
"I didn't think I was going to get him," Myers said. "I was watching his eyes.
He kind of pump-faked me a little bit and came back toward me."
Schafer left the game after the home run with a left ankle sprain. X-rays were
taken and came up negative. He will be further evaluated on Sunday and will
sit out the series finale...Beltre has a 10-game hitting streak...It was the
first inside the park homer for Murphy. Also, it was the 23rd inside the
parker in Texas history and first since Sept. 23, 2011, when Craig Gentry did
it in Seattle...It was the first time this season Houston hit three home runs
in a game...Colby Lewis pitches for Texas on Sunday while Jordan Lyles will be
on the mound for Houston.
05/20 01:37:06 ET