Ivan Rodriguez waves during a standing ovation in his first at-bat. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Brian McTaggart / MLB.com
Ivan Rodriguez set the Major League record with 2,227 games caught, passing Carlton Fisk, but the Astros couldn't hold off the Rangers in 10 innings. Carlos Lee hit his 12th homer and Hunter Pence -- who went 4-for-5 -- forced extras with an eighth-inning blast. Pudge had two errors.
BATTING 2B: Matsui, K (7, Harrison, M), Pence 2 (11, Harrison, M, Wilson, C). HR:
Lee, Ca (12, 4th inning off Harrison, M, 0 on, 0 out), Pence (9, 8th inning off Guardado, 0 on, 1 out). TB:
Keppinger 2; Lee, Ca 5; Michaels; Bourn; Rodriguez, I; Pence 9; Matsui, K 3. RBI: Tejada, M (37),
Lee, Ca (41), Matsui, K (13), Pence (27). 2-out RBI: Matsui, K. Runners left in
scoring position, 2 out: Michaels; Berkman; Bourn 2; Rodriguez, I. SAC: Matsui, K. GIDP:
Tejada, M 2. Team RISP: 1-for-9. Team LOB: 9.
Bourn (23, 2nd base off Harrison, M/Saltalamacchia). CS: Bourn (6, 2nd base by Wilson, C/Saltalamacchia).