Joe Saunders allowed four homers, the most he's allowed in an outing for his career. (AP)
By Lyle Spencer / MLB.com
Joe Saunders has always had trouble at Rangers Ballpark and Tuesday was no exception. Saunders was pulled in the fourth frame after allowing eight runs -- all earned -- as the Halos couldn't match the Rangers' power production in the loss.
BATTING 2B: Saltalamacchia (9, Rodriguez, R). HR: Kinsler (19, 1st inning
off Saunders, J, 0 on, 0 out), Byrd 2 (7, 1st inning off Saunders, J, 1 on, 0 out; 4th inning off Saunders, J, 2 on, 2 out),
Cruz, N (19, 3rd inning off Saunders, J, 0 on, 1 out), Murphy, Dv (7, 7th inning off Rodriguez, R, 0 on, 0 out). TB:
Andrus 2; Kinsler 4; Jones, An; Saltalamacchia 2; Cruz, N 5; Young, M; Murphy, Dv 4; Byrd 8. RBI:
Kinsler (51), Byrd 5 (39), Cruz, N 2 (47), Murphy, Dv (21). 2-out RBI: Byrd 3; Cruz, N. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Byrd; Murphy, Dv; Kinsler 2; Cruz, N. Team RISP: 2-for-15. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Andrus 4 (15, 2nd base off Saunders, J/Napoli, 3rd base off Saunders,
J/Napoli, 2nd base off Thompson/Napoli, 3rd base off Thompson/Napoli), Jones, An (3, 2nd base off Thompson/Napoli). CS:
Murphy, Dv (4, 2nd base by Saunders, J/Napoli).
FIELDING E: Andrus (12, fielding),
Byrd (1, fielding).