Texas Rangers

Inside the box score: Rangers allow four two-out RBI hits

Rangers reliever Anthony Bass dives to catch a pop-up bunt and turn a double play in the fifth inning.
Rangers reliever Anthony Bass dives to catch a pop-up bunt and turn a double play in the fifth inning. Star-Telegram

9Pitches thrown by starter Derek Holland before the Rangers had to resort to the bullpen. The left-hander lasted just one inning and didn’t return because of tightness in the back of his left shoulder.

3Injuries to Texas starters, all in the first five innings. Holland’s shoulder tightness came first, then right fielder Shin-Soo Choo left with back spasms and left fielder Ryan Rua exited with a right ankle sprain.

5Innings of one-run relief from Texas right-hander Anthony Bass, who started the second inning in place of Holland. Bass gave up four hits. Jake Marisnick’s double scored Jason Castro with two outs in the fifth.

4Two-out run-scoring hits given up by the Rangers, the first being Jed Lowrie’s solo home run off Holland. Marisnick drove in runs in the fifth and seventh, and Colby Rasmus hit a two-run homer in the ninth.

48,885Fans in attendance, a sellout at Globe Life Park.

5Hits in six innings for the Rangers against Houston starter Collin McHugh, who struck out four. Texas’ lone run against the right-hander came via a fielder’s choice grounder by Delino DeShields.

1Texas base runner in the final three innings after Houston went up 3-1 in the seventh.

.421First baseman Prince Fielder’s batting average this season after going 3 for 4 on Friday. He doubled to lead off the ninth inning and was the only Rangers player with multiple hits in the game.

2Home runs Friday, both by Houston (Lowrie, Rasmus).

6Hits allowed by the Rangers to the bottom two batters of Houston’s lineup. Nine-hole hitter Marisnick was 3 for 3.

10.80Neftali Feliz’s ERA through two appearances this season, a number inflated solely by the two-run homer he gave up in the ninth inning Friday. Phil Klein relieved Feliz with two outs.

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