Marc Rzepczynski pitched six solid innings, but took a hard-luck loss. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Looking to show the Blue Jays what he can do as the season enters the final stretch, Marc Rzepczynski struck out a career-high nine in the first game of the doubleheader with the Rangers. But despite out-pitching Dustin Nippert, the southpaw wasn't given enough support.
BATTING 2B: Rodriguez, I (20, Rzepczynski). HR: Kinsler (29, 1st inning off Rzepczynski, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Davis, C 3; Kinsler 5; Andrus; Cruz, N 2; Rodriguez, I 3. RBI: Kinsler (78), Davis, C 2 (40), Cruz, N 2 (67). 2-out RBI: Davis, C 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Hamilton; Andrus 2. GIDP: Young, M, Rodriguez, I, Andrus. Team RISP: 2-for-12. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING CS: Cruz, N (4, 2nd base by Rzepczynski/Barajas), Kinsler (3, 3rd base by Rzepczynski/Barajas). PO: Cruz, N (1st base by Rzepczynski), Kinsler (2nd base by Rzepczynski).
FIELDING E: Young, M (9, fielding). DP: 2 (Young, M-Kinsler-Davis, C 2).