MLB Game Summary - Texas at San Francisco|
(Sunday, June 10th)
Final Score: Texas 5, San Francisco 0
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Four Texas pitchers combined on a three-
hit shutout Sunday as the Rangers blanked the Giants, 5-0, to take the rubber
match of a three-game set.
Alexi Ogando started the game and fired three perfect frames before leaving in
the top of the fourth while running to first. Robbie Ross (6-0) entered and
continued the no-hit bid until an Aubrey Huff double in the sixth. Mike Adams
and Joe Nathan each added a scoreless frame to keep the Giants off the board.
Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler each knocked in a pair of runs as the Rangers
wrapped up a 10-game road trip at 4-6.
Tim Lincecum (2-7) allowed five runs on nine hits and four walks in 5 2/3
innings to absorb the loss. Huff had the only extra-base hit for the Giants,
who lost their first home series since being swept by Miami from May 1-3.
"He's been very good at times and then he has his hiccups," said Giants
manager Bruce Bochy about Lincecum. "He was off at times today, no getting
Texas grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third when Elvis Andrus ripped a one-out
triple and Adrian Beltre followed two batters later with a double to left.
The Rangers plated two more in the fourth as Mitch Moreland and Craig Gentry
smacked consecutive singles. Ogando followed with a bunt single to load the
bases, but was injured on his way to first and forced to exit the contest.
Kinsler then laced a double into the left-field corner, scoring Moreland and
Gentry to give Texas a 3-0 lead.
Ogando was diagnosed with a strained right groin and did not return after
being removed for pinch-runner Matt Harrison. The perfect game was broken up
in the fifth when Brandon Belt reached on an error by Kinsler at second before
Huff's double in the sixth.
The visitors added some insurance runs in the sixth when Hamilton scorched a
two-run double into right to extend the margin to 5-0.
"We're gonna continue to scratch and continue to claw and continue to do
whatever we have to do until we get back to playing the type of baseball that
we know we are capable of," said Rangers manager Ron Washington.
Ogando was making his first start of the season after appearing in 27 games
out of the bullpen for Texas...The Giants have gone a San Francisco-era record
16 straight home games without a home run.
06/10 22:08:51 ET