May 8: Rockies (22-15) 0, Rangers (18-17) 5 — Box Score
In a game where offense was at a premium the Texas Ranges scattered seven hits and mustered up five runs to silence the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Thursday.
Rangers’ starter Matt Harrison pitched into the sixth inning, not allowing a single run to cross the board. He surrendered four walks, three hits and struck out just two in his 97 pitches.
The Texas relievers picked up right where Harrison left off as the Rockies got just two hits the rest of the way.
The game’s first run came across to score when Leonys Martin singled home a run on a ground ball to right field in the second inning. Martin came across to score later that frame after forcing an errand throw from Michael McKenry on a stolen base.
Prince Fielder made the game 3-0 when he belted his third homer of the year in the bottom of the sixth. Fielder was first-pitch swinging on a fastball offering from starter Franklin Morales.
The Rangers added the game’s final two runs in the seventh on a Michael Choice RBI single and a wild pitch by Tommy Kahnle.
Morales exited the game after six innings and four earned runs.
Important things to note: There were no offensive substitutions in the game for either team … The Rockies committed three errors overall … Rangers’ second baseman Rougned Odor made his Major League debut (0-for-4).