The Rangers scored 11 runs on 19 hits today, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 11-2. Matt Harrison threw 8 very good innings, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 7. The Rangers scored in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 9th. They hit 7 doubles, 2 homeruns, and walked 5 times. Elvis Andrus was 4 for 6, Nelson Cruz was 2 for 3, Michael Young was 3 for 5 with a 3-run homerun and a 2-run double, David Murphy was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and a homerun, and Geovany Soto was 3 for 5.
Young broke out of an 88 game homer drought by driving a ball to left-center in the Rangers 5-run 5th inning.
Ian Kinsler snapped a 21 at-bat hitless streak with a double in the 3rd inning. He’s still only hitting .077 over his last ten games with 3 hits in 39 at-bats.
David Murphy is now hitting .306 overall. He’s hitting .351 in his last 10 games, .354 in August, and .383 vs. lefties, on the season. He is absolutely on fire.
Harrison improved to 14-7 with a 3.19 ERA. The Rangers are now 70-50 with a 5 game lead over Oakland and a 9 game lead over the Angels who are 3-7 in their last 10 games and have lost 4 in a row.