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.
WP: Bailey, A, Millwood. Pitches-strikes: Anderson 83-50,
Bailey, A 25-10, Casilla 8-7, Wuertz 11-7, Millwood 121-78, Francisco, F 6-4. Groundouts-flyouts: Anderson 6-1,
Bailey, A 0-0, Casilla 1-2, Wuertz 1-1, Millwood 9-6, Francisco, F 1-1. Batters faced: Anderson 21, Bailey, A 6,
Casilla 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. April 28, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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