L – Hurley (1-3)
49-50, 2.5 GB
The much anticipated Eric Hurley/Troy Patton battle lived up to the hype for five innings, as the RedHawks led the Express 1-0 entering the sixth.
However, Hurley allowed three runs in the sixth and ended up giving up a total of three runs in six frames. He allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out six.
Centerfielder Freddy Guzman was 0-for-3, but he walked and stole home in the first inning.
First baseman Nate Gold, who was 1-for-4, added a two-RBI single in the eighth inning.
Reliever Wes Littleton gave up six runs in one inning of work.
A.J. Murray struck out one in a perfect inning of relief.
W – Galarraga (8-5)
Armando Galarraga (4.05 ERA/.252 BAA) tossed his second complete game shutout of the year, surrendering just two hits in seven innings of work. He walked three and struck out nine.
First baseman Jim Fasano (.294/.338/.498) was 3-for-3 with a double.
Catcher Kevin Richardson (.238/.300/.406) was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run.
Second baseman German Duran doubled for his only hit in three at-bats. He also left the game after being hit on the hand by a pitch.
L – Shoemaker (1-2)
15-14, 3.5 GB
Scott Shoemaker walked six batters and allowed five hits in just 4 2/3 innings. He gave up five runs and struck out one.
Steve Murphy, John Mayberry, and Salomon Manriquez all doubled for their only hits of the game.
L – Ballard (2-2)
12-18, 7.0 GB
Mike Ballard spread nine hits through seven innings, giving up three runs. He walked one and struck out four.
Reliever Brennan Garr struck out one and allowed one hit in one inning.
Third baseman Chris Davis took the golden sombrero, going 0-for-4 with four punchouts.
L – Slusarz (1-5)
12-16, 6.0 GB
Kasey Kiker gave up three runs on five hits in six innings of work, walking two and fanning six.
First baseman Mauro Gomez had the team's only extra base hits, as he was 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles.
L – Castillo (1-3)
12-19, 3.5 GB
The Indians were scheduled to play a doubleheader, but they were only able to get six innings of one game in due to more rain.
Fabio Castillo was roughed up for five runs – four earned – in three innings. He allowed two hits, walked three, and struck out three.
Catcher Jonathan Greene had two hits and a double, the team's lone extra base hit.
W – Turner (1-0)
10-14, 7.0 GB
Miguel Velazquez (.354/.402/.537) was the offensive star, going 3-for-4 with two triples and three runs batted in.
Third baseman Matt West (.333/.448/.417) singled twice and walked.
Starting pitcher Bobby Wilkins (4.86 ERA/.314 BAA) yielded two runs in four innings. He allowed five hits while walking none and striking out four.
Juan Peralta (2 IP) and Ryan Turner (2.2 IP) threw scoreless relief for the Rangers.
L – De Leon (0-2)
Right-hander Amaury Sepulveda allowed one unearned run on one hit in three innings. He walked two and struck out five.
Second baseman Edward Martinez singled twice in four at-bats.