Scott Richmond exited after five-plus innings, allowing six runs. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Drew Davison / Special to MLB.com
It seems as though the Blue Jays' output in the blowout series opener wore them out, as in the three games since, they didn't have enough to overtake the Rangers. Lyle Overbay and Randy Ruiz did their best to lift Toronto with home runs, but the club nevertheless came up short in Texas.
BATTING 2B: Hamilton (17, Richmond). HR: Andrus (6, 5th inning off Richmond, 1 on, 1 out), Cruz, N (30, 6th inning off Richmond, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Andrus 4; Hamilton 2; Blalock 2; Cruz, N 6; Borbon; Byrd; Murphy, Dv. RBI: Blalock (58), Cruz, N 2 (69), Andrus 2 (29). 2-out RBI: Blalock. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Borbon. GIDP: Davis, C. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team LOB: 6.
FIELDING E: Andrus (17, fielding). Outfield assists: Cruz, N (Overbay at 2nd base).