Teammates await Chris Davis as he rounds the bases on Thursday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Matt Harrison pitched well and stuck around for a complete game despite trailing by a pair. No matter, because the bats finally stepped up in the ninth, as Chris Davis crushed a two-run homer and Texas walked off for the second straight day.
BATTING 2B: Lopez, Jo (6, Harrison, M), Beltre, A (10, Harrison, M), Balentien (6, Harrison, M). TB: Beltre, A 2; Lopez, Jo 3; Suzuki, I; Balentien 2. RBI: Branyan (17), Balentien (5). 2-out RBI: Balentien. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre, A; Johnson, Ro. Team RISP: 1-for-5. Team
BATTING 2B: Murphy, Dv (4, Morrow). HR: Blalock (10, 9th inning off Morrow, 0 on, 0 out), Davis, C (10, 9th inning off Morrow, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Davis, C 5; Cruz, N; Young, M 2; Blalock 4; Murphy, Dv 2. RBI: Blalock (24), Davis, C 2 (20). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Blalock; Andrus. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team
Game Scores: Hernandez, F , Harrison, M . WP: Hernandez, F. HBP: Sweeney, M (by Harrison, M). Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, F 110-66, Aardsma 13-9, Morrow 16-9, Harrison, M 102-67. Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, F 8-5, Aardsma 1-1, Morrow 0-0, Harrison, M 9-8. Batters faced: Hernandez, F 27, Aardsma 3, Morrow 4, Harrison, M 33. Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck.
1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Marvin Hudson. Weather: 77 degrees, sunny. Wind: 18 mph, In from
CF. T: 2:10. Att: 21,002. Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. May 14, 2009 May 14, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner