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ST14: Hairston powers Rangers to extra innings win, 9-5

Without looking it up, I believe this was the first extra innings game the Rangers have participated in this spring. Could be wrong, but that’s what I’m thinking as I sit here to type this. Due to some upheaval at church and my responsibilities to that, I’ve been unable to even watch the last few games in a box score refresh. So looking backwards, I’m going to take a slightly different stance on “reporting” this game:

  • No Michael Young or Mark Teixeira. That’s not good.

  • Jerry Hairston went 2-5 with 3 RBI. That’s good.
  • Gerald Laird, our #1 catcher was 0-3 again. That’s not good.
  • Brandon McCarthy gave up two home runs in four innings. That’s not good.
  • Bruce Chen gave up 1ER in 3.2IP. While that’s technically good, I say it’s not good. ;)
  • Sammy Sosa did not play, so his name did not dominate the first 3-4 paragraphs of the various newswire stories for this game. That is good.
  • Ian Kinsler & Ramon Vazquez had home runs. That is good.
  • Pete Rose said he bet on Reds games all the time now. I don’t care anymore. Just put him in the HOF, but keep him banned from baseball.

Hopefully Michael Young isn’t out too long. The Rangers site is listing him as “indefinitely out” – which I always hate hearing. If this was the season, I’m sure he’d be on the DL.

CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
TEXAS                0  0  0   1  0  2   1  0  0
SAN DIEGO            1  0  0   1  1  0   0  1  0
10 R H E -- - - - TEXAS 5 9 11 2 SAN DIEGO 1 5 12 3 FINAL IN 10
WP - A.J. MURRAY (1-0) LP - ANDREW BROWN (0-2)
HOME RUNS: TEX - IAN KINSLER (2) OFF JAKE PEAVY IN THE 4TH RAMON VAZQUEZ (1) OFF ANDREW BROWN IN THE 10TH SDG - JOSE CRUZ JR (2) OFF BRANDON MCCARTHY IN THE 1ST ADRIAN GONZALEZ (2) OFF BRANDON MCCARTHY IN THE 4TH KHALIL GREENE (3) OFF BRUCE CHEN IN THE 5TH
TIME: 3:18 ATT: 5,322
TEXAS (9) AT SAN DIEGO (5)
TEXAS AB R H BI SAN DIEGO AB R H BI K Lofton cf 3 0 1 0 L Cruz lf 3 1 1 1 M Byrd cf 3 0 1 1 P McAnulty lf 3 0 0 0 F Catalanotto 1b 3 0 0 0 B Giles rf 3 0 1 0 N Gold 1b 2 0 0 0 J Cust rf 2 0 1 0 I Kinsler 2b 3 1 1 1 K Cameron cf 3 0 2 0 M Kata 2b 2 1 1 0 A Shabala pr-cf 1 0 0 0 H Blalock 3b 3 0 1 0 A Gonzalez 1b 3 1 1 1 R Vazquez pr-3b 2 2 1 2 R Huffman 1b 2 0 0 0 V Diaz rf 4 2 1 1 K Greene ss 3 1 1 1 B Wilkerson p 0 0 0 0 M Alexander ss 2 0 0 0 J Botts lf 2 0 1 0 K Kouzmanoff 3b 2 0 1 0 F Guzman pr-lf 0 1 0 0 R Robles 3b 1 2 1 0 J Hairston Jr ss 5 2 2 3 G Blum 2b 3 0 1 0 G Laird c 3 0 0 0 C Stansberry 2b 2 0 1 0 K Richardson c 1 0 0 0 P LaForest c 2 0 0 0 B McCarthy p 1 0 0 0 T Hoffman p 0 0 0 0 M Ojeda ph 1 0 0 0 J Cassel p 0 0 0 0 B Chen p 0 0 0 0 S Linebrink p 0 0 0 0 S Feldman p 0 0 0 0 M Venable ph 1 0 1 1 G Quiroz ph 1 0 0 0 R Ring p 0 0 0 0 A Murray p 0 0 0 0 A Brown p 0 0 0 0 D Meyer ph 1 0 1 1 A Lopez p 0 0 0 0 B Wilkerson p 0 0 0 0 L Cruz lf 3 1 1 1 J Peavy p 2 0 0 0 M Thompson p 0 0 0 0 R Bowen ph-c 2 0 0 0 TOTALS 40 9 11 9 TOTALS 43 6 13 5
TEXAS 000 102 100 5-- 9 SAN DIEGO 100 110 010 1-- 5
E--A Shabala, P McAnulty, R Robles, M Byrd, V Diaz. DP--SAN DIEGO 1. LOB--TEXAS 7, SAN DIEGO 11. 2B--K Cameron 2, J Cust, K Kouzmanoff, H Blalock, V Diaz. HR--J Cruz Jr 1 (2) (off B McCarthy), A Gonzalez 1 (2) (off B McCarthy), K Greene 1 (3) (off B Chen), R Vazquez 1 (1) (off A Brown), I Kinsler 1 (2) (off J Peavy). SB--G Blum 1 (1), K Lofton 1 (1). IP H R ER BB SO HR TEXAS B McCarthy 4 5 2 2 2 2 2 B Chen 3 2-3 3 2 1 2 6 1 S Feldman 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 0 A Murray (W,1-0) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 R Williams 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 SAN DIEGO J Peavy 5 2 1 1 1 6 1 M Thompson 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 T Hoffman 2-3 4 3 3 1 0 0 S Cassidy 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 S Linebrink 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 R Ring 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 A Brown (L,0-2) 2-3 4 5 5 1 0 1 A Lopez 1-3 1 0 0 1 0 0
WP--J Peavy, B McCarthy. PB--R Bowen, K Richardson. SO--TEX: I Kinsler 2, H Blalock, V Diaz, B McCarthy, G Laird, M Ojeda. SDG: P McAnulty 2, M Alexander, P LaForest, J Cust, R Huffman, A Shabala, J Peavy, K Greene, C Stansberry. BB--TEX: B Chen, B Wilkerson, V Diaz, K Richardson. SDG: P LaForest, R Bowen, A Shabala, K Kouzmanoff, R Robles. T--3:18. A--5,322.

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