MLB: Texas 2, Toronto 1

Aug. 18, 2012 at 4:16 PM

TORONTO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Nelson Cruz socked a two-run homer and six Texas pitchers combined to limit Toronto to one run Saturday in the Rangers' 2-1 verdict over the Blue Jays.

Cruz's blast in the fifth inning off Carlos Villanueva (6-3) erased a 1-0 deficit and provided all the offense the Rangers would need.

Texas starter Roy Oswalt went 4 2/3 innings, yielding one run on two hits, while Robbie Ross and Tanner Scheppers followed with a combined 1 2/3 scoreless frames.

Michael Kirkman (1-2) earned the win after working out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the seventh, Mike Adams turned in a scoreless eighth and Joe Nathan tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his 24th save.

The American League West-leading Rangers evened their three-game series with the win.

Villanueva surrendered a pair of runs on four hits in a 6 1/3-inning effort.

Adeiny Hechavarria knocked in the only run for the Blue Jays.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories