Rangers Drop Third Straight To Jays
By Kenneth Nash
The Texas Rangers continued their slide Thursday against the Blue Jays, dropping their third straight game.
The Texas Rangers continued to struggle in the back end of the four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays, dropping their third game in a row to cap off the trip up north.
On The Mound
Derek Holland got the start for the Texas Rangers and was all kinds of a disaster on the mound. Holland went only 2.2 innings, the shortest outing by a Rangers pitcher this season, allowing eleven runs on eleven hits while walking three. Holland allowed 14 of the 22 batters he faced to reach base Thursday night.
In relief, Texas sent Cesar Ramos to the mound who got them through the seventh inning allowing no runs and just three hits in his long relief appearance. Phil Klein threw the eighth inning and gave up a hit, walked two and allowed the final run of the game for the Rangers.
At The Plate
Texas struggled to string together their hits for runs, scoring just twice on nine hits. Nomar Mazara continued to be a leader at the plate putting up a two-hit performance on the day upping his season average to .333. Prince Fielder also had a multiple hit game going 2=4 with an RBI for the Rangers. Ian Desmond had the lone extra-base hit of the game for the Texas Rangers recording his fifth double of the 2016 season.
The only Rangers to not record a hit on Thursday were the leadoff hitter, Rougned Odor, Adrian Beltre and Delino DeShields who came in for Beltre during the game.
WP- Happ (4-0): 7IP, 6H, 1ER, 5K
LP- Holland (3-2): 2.2IP, 11H, 11ER, 3BB
Fielder: 2-4, RBI
Desmond: 1-4, 2B
Holaday: 1-3, RBI
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