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Francisco can't shut door

Matt Harrison allowed just one run over six solid innings and Nelson Cruz belted his fourth homer, but Frank Francisco allowed three runs in the ninth -- his second blown save -- to send the Rangers to defeat.


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Suzuki, I, RF5121014.292
Figgins, 2B4110012.190
a-Griffey Jr., PH1011000.250
1-Tuiasosopo, PR-2B0000000.400
Gutierrez, F, CF5031002.435
Lopez, Jo, 3B5010003.208
Bradley, LF4000022.048
Sweeney, M, DH3000020.143
Kotchman, 1B3110101.222
Johnson, Ro, C3110101.250
Wilson, Ja, SS3020002.250
a-Singled for Figgins in the 9th.
1-Ran for Griffey Jr. in the 9th.
Borbon, CF5011012.048
Young, M, 3B4000003.167
Hamilton, LF2010210.154
Guerrero, DH4000023.474
Cruz, N, RF4111002.444
Davis, C, 1B3000111.143
Arias, Joa, 2B3130000.455
Blanco, 2B1000002.000
Teagarden, C2100012.000
a-Murphy, Dv, PH1000010.200
Andrus, SS3010000.176
a-Struck out for Teagarden in the 9th.
2B: Johnson, Ro (1, Harrison, M).
TB: Figgins; Kotchman; Wilson, Ja 2; Lopez, Jo; Suzuki, I 2; Griffey Jr.; Gutierrez, F 3; Johnson, Ro 2.
RBI: Suzuki, I (1), Griffey Jr. (1), Gutierrez, F (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bradley; Suzuki, I 3; Gutierrez, F.
SAC: Wilson, Ja.
GIDP: Lopez, Jo.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

E: Figgins (1, throw).
DP: (Lopez, Jo-Figgins-Kotchman).

3B: Hamilton (1, Hernandez, F).
HR: Cruz, N (4, 6th inning off Hernandez, F, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Andrus; Hamilton 3; Arias, Joa 3; Cruz, N 4; Borbon.
RBI: Borbon (2), Cruz, N (8).
2-out RBI: Cruz, N.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guerrero; Young, M; Blanco.
SAC: Andrus.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

Outfield assists: Hamilton (Gutierrez, F at home).
DP: (Young, M-Davis, C).

Hernandez, F7.07321513.29
Lowe, M(W, 1-1)1.00002003.38
Aardsma(S, 2)1.00000200.00
Harrison, M6.06111401.50
Nippert(H, 1)1.02000107.36
Feliz(H, 2)1.00000103.86
Francisco, F(BS, 2)(L, 1-2)0.133310027.00
Game Scores: Hernandez, F , Harrison, M .
WP: Hernandez, F, Harrison, M.
HBP: Sweeney, M (by Harrison, M), Teagarden (by Hernandez, F).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, F 110-74, Lowe, M 20-9, Aardsma 20-15, Harrison, M 110-68, Nippert 15-10, Feliz 10-6, Francisco, F 15-9, O'Day 8-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, F 9-4, Lowe, M 0-3, Aardsma 0-1, Harrison, M 8-4, Nippert 0-1, Feliz 1-0, Francisco, F 1-0, O'Day 1-0.
Batters faced: Hernandez, F 29, Lowe, M 5, Aardsma 3, Harrison, M 25, Nippert 5, Feliz 3, Francisco, F 5, O'Day 2.
Inherited runners-scored: O'Day 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Todd Tichenor. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, R to L.
T: 2:53.
Att: 26,861.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
April 10, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media