Ervin Santana issued one free pass and struck out five Saturday. (Mark Avery/AP)
By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com
With milestone win No. 100 still waiting in the wings, Ervin Santana allowed eight runs to send the Halos to their second consecutive pounding at the hands of the Rangers. Kendry Morales, Mark Teixeira and Matthew Brown each added an RBI to the mix, but the offense couldn't come up with much else in the drubbing.
BATTING 2B: Blalock (19, Santana, E), Davis, C (23, Santana, E). 3B: Arias
(3, Santana, E). HR: Cruz, N (7, 2nd inning off Santana, E, 1 on, 1 out), Davis, C (17, 2nd inning
off Santana, E, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Davis, C 6; Hamilton; Cruz, N 4; Arias 5; Young, M; Catalanotto;
Blalock 2; Byrd 2. RBI: Cruz, N 2 (26), Davis, C (55), Blalock (38), Arias (9), Young, M (82), Hamilton
2 (130). 2-out RBI: Arias; Young, M; Hamilton 2. Runners left in scoring position,
2 out: Young, M; Teagarden; Blalock. Team RISP: 3-for-8. Team LOB: 7.