Closer Frank Francisco celebrates his six-pitch, ninth-inning save. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Jarrod Saltalamacchia's bases-loaded bloop single capped off a three-run sixth inning, and Nelson Cruz's eighth-inning single scored Hank Blalock to put the Rangers ahead permanently. Starter Kevin Millwood allowed four runs (two earned) on 10 hits in eight innings for the victory.
Game Scores: Anderson, B , Millwood . WP: Bailey, A, Millwood. Pitches-strikes: Anderson, B 83-50, Bailey, A 25-10, Casilla, S 8-7, Wuertz 11-7, Millwood 121-78, Francisco, F 6-4. Groundouts-flyouts: Anderson, B 6-1, Bailey, A 0-0, Casilla, S 1-2, Wuertz 1-1, Millwood 9-6, Francisco, F 1-1. Batters faced: Anderson, B 21, Bailey, A 6, Casilla, S 3, Wuertz 4, Millwood 35, Francisco, F 3. Inherited runners-scored: Bailey, A 1-1. Ejections: Texas Rangers first baseman Chris Davis ejected by HP umpire Eric Cooper (6th) Umpires:
HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Laz Diaz. Weather: 71 degrees, cloudy. Wind:
19 mph, In from CF. T: 2:31. Att: 12,627. Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. April
28, 2009 April 28, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner