Ian Kinsler (right) celebrates after hitting a first-inning homer. (Rob Carr/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
There were homers aplenty at Camden Yards, but the Rangers -- especially Ian Kinsler -- had the edge. The leadoff man slugged a pair of dingers, one to open the game, and Chris Davis and Andruw Jones joined the fun to support Texas' pitching.
BATTING HR: Kinsler 2 (7, 1st inning off Hendrickson, 0 on, 0 out; 2nd inning off Hendrickson, 1 on,
1 out), Davis, C (4, 2nd inning off Hendrickson, 0 on, 0 out), Jones, An (2, 3rd inning off Hendrickson, 0 on, 0 out). TB:
Hamilton 2; Andrus; Kinsler 8; Davis, C 4; Jones, An 4; Saltalamacchia 2; Byrd. RBI: Kinsler 3 (20),
Davis, C (7), Jones, An (5), Byrd (12). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Saltalamacchia. SF:
Byrd. Team RISP: 0-for-4. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Hamilton
(3, 3rd base off Hendrickson/Zaun), Jones, An (1, 2nd base off Hendrickson/Zaun). PO: Andrus (1st
base by Bass).
FIELDING E: Young, M (2, fielding), Andrus (6, throw).
Pitches-strikes: Feldman 79-48, Holland, D 48-28, Wilson, C 8-5, Francisco, F 13-9, Hendrickson 79-50, Bass 47-35,
Albers, M 16-11. Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 7-3, Holland, D 3-2, Wilson, C 1-0, Francisco, F 0-1,
Hendrickson 4-3, Bass 5-1, Albers, M 0-2. Batters faced: Feldman 20, Holland, D 13, Wilson, C 4, Francisco,
F 3, Hendrickson 23, Bass 13, Albers, M 3. Inherited runners-scored: Francisco, F 2-2, Bass 1-0. Umpires:
HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Paul Nauert. Weather: 83 degrees, clear. Wind:
7 mph, R to L. T: 2:47. Att: 41,160. Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards. April 25,
2009 April 25, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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