Frank Catalanotto greets Max Ramirez, who hit a homer in the fourth inning. (AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
In just his second big league start, Max Ramirez picked up a couple firsts: his first hit and his first Major League home run. The catcher's offense combined with five scoreless innings from the bullpen helped the Rangers even up the Lone Star Series in Houston.
BATTING 2B: Boggs (10, Oswalt). 3B: Kinsler (3, Oswalt). HR: Ramirez, M (1, 4th inning off Oswalt, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Kinsler 4; Catalanotto 2; Boggs 2; Young, M; Ramirez, M 5. RBI: Vazquez, R (27), Ramirez, M 2 (2). 2-out RBI: Ramirez, M 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vazquez, R. SAC: Mendoza. SF: Vazquez, R. Team RISP: 0-for-2. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING CS: Catalanotto (1, 2nd base by Sampson/Ausmus).
FIELDING E: Mendoza (1, pickoff), Vazquez, R (8, fielding). DP: 2 (Kinsler-Catalanotto, Catalanotto-Young, M).