Derek Holland delivers a pitch in the first inning on Tuesday. (Ben Margot/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Derek Holland didn't have his best stuff, but he was also the victim of bad luck. The lefty allowed a homer in the first before a would-be groundout turned into an RBI single when it hit the first-base bag in the second. The early hole was enough as Texas was unable to do much offensively.
BATTING 2B: Everidge 2 (5, Holland, D, Mathis). HR: Suzuki, K (7, 1st inning
off Holland, D, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Ellis, M 3; Suzuki, K 4; Cust; Crosby; Everidge 4; Pennington; Garciaparra. RBI:
Suzuki, K (49), Ellis, M 3 (28), Hairston, S (38), Pennington (1). 2-out RBI: Ellis, M 2; Pennington. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Pennington; Ellis, M; Hairston, S; Davis, R. SF: Hairston, S. GIDP:
Pennington, Sweeney, R. Team RISP: 5-for-14. Team LOB: 7.
Ellis, M (6, 2nd base off Holland, D/Saltalamacchia), Cust (4, 2nd base off Jennings/Saltalamacchia), Davis, R 2 (17, 2nd
base off Guardado/Saltalamacchia, 3rd base off Guardado/Saltalamacchia).