Beltre delivers Rangers' first walk-off victory this season

Posted Sunday, May. 05, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
A

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

The Texas Rangers had their first walk-off win of the season.

Adrian Beltre's single to right in the bottom of the ninth scored Elvis Andrus and lifted the Rangers to a 4-3 over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon at a sold-out Rangers Ballpark.

The win completed the Rangers' three-game sweep of the Red Sox.

With the game tied 3-3 going into the bottom of the ninth, Red Sox right-hander Clayton Mortensen entered. He struck out pinch-hitter Leonys Martin and Ian Kinsler for the first two outs.

But Elvis Andrus flared a single to center and advanced to second on a wild pitch. The Red Sox then intentionally walked Lance Berkman to get to Beltre, who came through with the game-deciding hit on a 1-2 count.

The Red Sox had taken an early 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-out, two-run homer by David Ortiz. They extended their lead to 3-0 in the second on a solo shot by David Ross.

But Rangers starter Yu Darvish settled into a zone after that and went on to throw five scoreless innings. He wound up tying his career high with 14 strikeouts, as he allowed three runs on four hits over seven innings.

The offense eventually came through for Darvish, too. Mitch Moreland swatted a solo homer off Red Sox lefty Jon Lester in the third, and Nelson Cruz had a two-run shot in the sixth.

With the game tied 3-3, the Rangers went to Michael Kirkman in the eighth. He retired the first two batters before issuing consecutive walks. Jason Frasor entered and ended the threat by getting Mike Napoli to bounce into a fielder’s choice.

In the bottom of the eighth, David Murphy reached on a two-out single but Moreland struck out to end it.

Rangers closer Joe Nathan worked around a one-out walk and single in a scoreless ninth, setting up the walk-off heroics.

Read more here: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com/foul_territory/2013/05/rangers-4-red-sox-3-f.html#storylink=cpy

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?





Friday, October 24Full Scoreboard
Kansas City 10/24 8:07 PM ET
San Francisco TV: FOX
110th World Series, Game Three. Series tied, 1-1.
Full Scoreboard
Friday, October 24Full Scoreboard
Dallas 10/24 7:00 PM ET
Orlando 
New York 10/24 7:30 PM ET
Toronto TV: MSG, TSN2
Minnesota 10/24 8:00 PM ET
Chicago TV: CSN-CHI
San Antonio 10/24 8:00 PM ET
Houston TV: CSN-HOU, NBA TV
Miami 10/24 8:00 PM ET
Memphis TV: Sun Sports
Phoenix 10/24 9:00 PM ET
Utah 
Sacramento 10/24 10:00 PM ET
LA Lakers TV: TWC SN, D
Denver 10/24 10:30 PM ET
Golden State TV: CSN-Bay
Portland 10/24 10:30 PM ET
LA Clippers TV: FSN-PT, NBA TV
Full Scoreboard
Week 8Full Scoreboard
Thursday
San Diego21Final | Box
Denver «35Gridiron Replay
Sunday
Detroit 9:30 AM ET
Atlanta TV: FOX
Seattle 1:00 PM ET
Carolina TV: CBS
Baltimore 1:00 PM ET
Cincinnati TV: CBS
Miami 1:00 PM ET
Jacksonville TV: CBS
St. Louis 1:00 PM ET
Kansas City TV: FOX
Chicago 1:00 PM ET
New England TV: FOX
Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
NY Jets TV: CBS
Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay TV: FOX
Houston 1:00 PM ET
Tennessee TV: CBS
Philadelphia 4:05 PM ET
Arizona TV: FOX
Oakland 4:25 PM ET
Cleveland TV: CBS
Indianapolis 4:25 PM ET
Pittsburgh TV: CBS
Green Bay 8:30 PM ET
New Orleans TV: NBC
Monday
Washington 8:30 PM ET
Dallas TV: ESPN
Full Scoreboard
Friday, October 24Full Scoreboard
Dallas 10/24 7:00 PM ET
New Jersey TV: FSN-SW, MSG+
Tampa Bay 10/24 8:00 PM ET
Winnipeg TV: SUN, TSN3
Vancouver 10/24 9:00 PM ET
Colorado TV: TVA 2, SNE, SNO, SNP, Alt
Carolina 10/24 9:30 PM ET
Edmonton TV: SPSO, SN-W
Columbus 10/24 10:00 PM ET
Anaheim TV: FSN-OH, FSN-PT
Full Scoreboard