Saturday, July 9, 2011

Rainout makeup goes Wilson's way.

C.J. Wilson, shown here on card number 532 of the 2009 Topps Heritage set, started in last night's makeup game against the Oakland A's. The game was a makeup for an earlier season game that got rained out. At the time of the rainout the Rangers were leading the A's 7-0 behind Matt Harrison.

Gio Gonzalez started both games for the A's and performed about the same in both. In the rainout he gave up a grand slam to Mitch Moreland. In last nights' game the slam was surrendered to Mike Napoli.

By the end of the first Texas led Oakland 5-0 in route to an 8-5 win. C.J. went seven and gave up four. In addition to Napoli, Ian Kinsler and Adrian Beltre also hit home runs. Theirs were solo shots. Neftali Feliz got into a little trouble in the ninth and gave up a run but Tommy Hunter turned in a scoreless eighth.

All in all a good night and a nice win. Keeps the team in sole possession of first place for one more day.

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