Vicente Padilla battled through a 107-pitch start against the Astros. (Ronald Martinez/Getty)
By Daniel Paulling / MLB.com
Bidding to take all six games against the Astros this season, the Rangers came out swinging with early solo homers by Michael Young and Chris Davis. But after Vicente Padilla toiled through six innings, Jason Jennings allowed two late runs to unlock a tie game and take the loss.
BATTING HR: Young, M (9, 1st inning off Backe, 0 on, 1 out), Davis, C (13, 2nd inning off Backe, 0
on, 2 out). TB: Andrus; Davis, C 4; Cruz, N; Young, M 5; Murphy, Dv 2. RBI:
Young, M (26), Davis, C (28). 2-out RBI: Davis, C. Runners left in scoring position,
2 out: Davis, C; Teagarden; Cruz, N; Jones, An. GIDP: Kinsler. Team RISP: 1-for-8. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Cruz, N (11, 3rd base off Backe/Quintero), Murphy, Dv (5, 2nd
base off Wright, W/Quintero), Byrd (3, 2nd base off Valverde/Quintero).