Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Craig Gentry's diving catch on a Darwin Barney
liner with two outs in the ninth helped the Texas Rangers hang on for a 4-2
win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The Rangers led 4-0 with two outs in the ninth inning before Nate Schierholtz
ripped a pinch-hit, two-run double to left with the bases loaded, plating two
runs. Joe Nathan, who did not start the inning but entered when Michael
Kirkman allowed two baserunners, then hit Welington Castillo in the foot to
re-load the bases. Finally on a 2-2 count, Barney, who was making his season
debut, ripped a line drive to center field only to be robbed by Gentry. Nathan
recorded his fifth save of the season.
Derek Holland tossed seven shutout innings and Adrian Beltre belted his second
home run of the season for Texas, which has won three of its last four
outings. Jeff Baker had two hits and an RBI for his first multi-hit game of
Holland (1-1) allowed just two hits and struck out seven. He also laid down a
sacrifice bunt in the second inning, his first in four years.
Alfonso Soriano had two hits to pace Chicago, while Travis Wood went 7 1/3
strong innings, yielding just two runs and five hits.
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