Hou 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tex 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Date of game: 4/13/2014

Recap: Texas vs. Houston

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Texas' Martin Perez outdueled Houston's Brett Oberholtzer in the Rangers' 1-0 victory over the Astros on Sunday.

Perez (2-0) gave up five hits over eight innings for the Rangers, who took two of three games in the series. Alexi Ogando pitched a perfect ninth to record his first save since 2012.

"When you get runners on base, you have to stay tough and make your pitches," Perez said. "I'm not a power pitcher, I'm not trying to strike out a lot of guys. I'm trying to throw the ball down. I had a good changeup and a good [sinker] away. That's what happens when you throw all your pitches down."

Donnie Murphy knocked in the lone run of the contest. He came into the game after Elvis Andrus was ejected at the end of the third inning.

Oberholtzer (0-3) took the hard-luck loss after allowing one run on five hits with seven strikeouts over seven innings for the Astros, who were trying for their first series victory over Texas since June 24-26, 2008.

After striking out looking to end the third, Andrus tossed his bat and exchanged words with home plate umpire Alan Porter. Murphy entered the game and played second base, and Josh Wilson moved from second base to shortstop.

Andrus struck out in both of his at-bats, ending his 11-game hitting streak.

Oberholtzer had retired 11 straight batters before Wilson led off the bottom of the sixth with a single to center. Shin-Soo Choo followed with a single to center to put men on the corners. Murphy's sacrifice fly to left made it 1-0.

"I just felt like he mixed and matched pretty good and kept us off-balance and got into some predictable fastball counts and threw changeups," Astros manager Bo Porter said of Perez. "We were out in front and he was able to induce some ground-ball double plays."

Game Notes

The Astros failed to move a runner past first base ... Prior to Sunday's game, the Rangers placed third baseman Adrian Beltre on the 15-day disabled list and added right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi to the active roster.

San Diego football not facing more sanctions

The Pioneer Football League said Tuesday it did not impose additional sanctions on the University of San Diego beyond its voluntary removal from last year's league championship race.

NASCAR News
Scott on pole for Nationwide race at Chicagoland

Brian Scott will start on the pole for Saturday night's 300-mile Nationwide Series race after posting the quickest lap in qualifying at Chicagoland Speedway.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.