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: Kinsler 4;
Young, M; Byrd 8; Jones, An; Cruz, N 5; Murphy, Dv 4; Saltalamacchia 2; Andrus 2. 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 LOB: 7.
Andrus 4 (15, 2nd base off Thompson/Napoli, 2nd base off Saunders, J/Napoli, 3rd base off Saunders, J/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).
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