Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run in six innings Sunday after being perfect through five, and Adrian Beltre drove in both Texas Rangers runs as they salvaged a split of their four-game series against Tampa Bay with a 2-1 victory.
Rodriguez established the Rangers’ franchise record for consecutive batters retired at 34. He had retired the final 19 batters he faced Tuesday at Houston, and broke Ken Hill’s mark of 31 by striking out Logan Forsythe to start the fifth.
The Rangers went 5-2 on their seven-game road trip after Neftali Feliz danced out of trouble in the ninth for the save.
Pitching: Wandy Rodriguez overcame some third-inning back stiffness to take a perfect game into the sixth inning. He ended up allowing one run in six innings, saved by a diving double play by Elvis Andrus. … In the process, Rodriguez established a franchise record for consecutive outs, at 34. He retired the final 19 he faced Tuesday at Houston. Ken Hill had the old record of 31, set in 1996. … Shawn Tolleson worked around a leadoff single in the eighth ... Neftali Feliz retired the first batter in the ninth, but allowed back-to-back singles before getting the next two batters to end it.
Hitting: Adrian Beltre started the fourth inning with a homer to center, his third of the season. He has 398 career homers, tied with Dale Murphy for 54th in baseball history. … Beltre also singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth after Andrus and Prince Fielder had walked. … Shin-Soo Choo had two doubles, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. Fielder’s streak ended at nine. … Leonys Martin went 1-for-4, leaving him 1-for-8 in two games since returning from a wrist injury.
Notable: The Rangers went 5-2 on their seven-game road trip. … Rougned Odor was out of the starting lineup for the final three games of the series after manager Jeff Banister said that the Rangers needed to start getting some offense at second base.
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