Roy Oswalt struck out five and walked none in seven innings. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
By Krysten Oliphant / MLB.com
Roy Oswalt did everything he could to beat Texas for the first time since 2005. He allowed just three runs and struck out five in seven innings, and he even collected two hits. But the offense left 10 men on base, unable to crack a sturdy bullpen effort from the Rangers.
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).