Southpaw Derek Holland allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
The Rangers got a glimpse of the future as young lefty Derek Holland took a shutout into the sixth inning and Elvis Andrus homered to help build a five-run lead. It ultimately took a long ball by Nelson Cruz in the 10th inning to put away the Astros.
BATTING HR: Andrus (3, 4th inning off Paulino, F, 0 on, 1 out), Saltalamacchia (4, 6th inning off Wright,
W, 1 on, 1 out), Cruz, N (9, 10th inning off Hawkins, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Young, M 3; Hamilton; Jones, An; Cruz,
N 4; Murphy, Dv; Saltalamacchia 4; Andrus 7. RBI: Young, M (18), Jones, An (12), Andrus (9), Saltalamacchia 2 (18),
Cruz, N (26). 2-out RBI: Young, M; Jones, An. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy, Dv 3;
Kinsler; Davis, C. SAC: Holland, D. GIDP: Jones, An. Team RISP: 2-for-7. Team LOB:
BASERUNNING SB: Andrus (6, 2nd base off Wright, W/Quintero).
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