Alfredo Simon gave up four hits over 1 1/3 innings before leaving on Tuesday. (LM Otero)
By Spencer Fordin / MLB.com
Alfredo Simon left in the second inning due to elbow discomfort after giving up three home runs. Luke Scott homered to knot the score at 3, and the game was tied until the 10th, when Adam Jones crushed a two-run homer to help beat Texas.
BATTING 2B: Roberts, B (4, McCarthy), Scott (2, Guardado). HR: Huff (1, 2nd inning off McCarthy, 0 on, 0 out), Scott (2, 4th inning off McCarthy, 0 on, 2 out), Jones, Ad (1,
10th inning off Guardado, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Scott 6; Jones, Ad 5; Roberts, B 4; Markakis; Huff 4. RBI: Huff (8), Jones, Ad 3 (8), Scott 3 (6). 2-out RBI: Jones, Ad; Scott 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Markakis; Zaun; Freel. GIDP: Markakis. Team RISP: 2-for-5. Team LOB: 7.
FIELDING E: Zaun (1, throw). Outfield assists: Jones, Ad (Young, M at home). DP: 2 (Zaun-Izturis, C, Izturis, C-Huff).
BATTING 2B: Hamilton (1, Sarfate). HR: Young, M (2, 1st inning off Simon, 0 on, 1 out), Cruz, N (4, 2nd inning off Simon, 0 on, 0 out), Davis, C (2, 2nd
inning off Simon, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Davis, C 4; Kinsler 2; Hamilton 3; Blalock; Saltalamacchia; Cruz, N 4; Young, M 6; Vizquel 2. RBI: Young, M (5), Cruz, N (6), Davis, C (3), Kinsler (9), Hamilton (7). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Murphy, Dv; Kinsler; Cruz, N. GIDP: Blalock. Team RISP: 2-for-9. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING CS: Kinsler (1, 2nd base by Simon/Zaun), Murphy, Dv (1, 2nd base by Sarfate/Zaun).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Hamilton (Pie at 1st base). DP: 2 (Hamilton-Davis, C, Davis, C-Vizquel).