Nelson Cruz and Hank Blalock celebrate after Blalock's first homer on Sunday. (Paul Beaty/AP)
By Patrick Mooney / Special to MLB.com
Vicente Padilla became the first Rangers pitcher to allow one hit in back-to-back starts. This time, he went seven innings and got the win. Hank Blalock hit a pair of solo home runs, while Chris Davis added one of his own.
Game Scores: Padilla 68, Colon, B 35. WP: Padilla. Pitches-strikes: Padilla 92-52, Jennings 16-11,
Wilson, C 17-9, Colon, B 93-52, Richard 10-8, Carrasco 22-16, Broadway, La 19-12, Dotel 11-8. Groundouts-flyouts:
Padilla 9-6, Jennings 1-2, Wilson, C 1-0, Colon, B 7-3, Richard 0-1, Carrasco 3-2, Broadway, La 1-0, Dotel 2-0. Batters
faced: Padilla 25, Jennings 4, Wilson, C 4, Colon, B 23, Richard 2, Carrasco 7, Broadway, La 5, Dotel 3. Inherited
runners-scored: Richard 3-1. Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Randy Marsh. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 11 mph, R to L. T: 2:29. Att: 25,844. Venue:
U.S. Cellular Field. May 10, 2009 May 10, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner