Baker's HR in 7th leads Rangers past Astros, 4-2

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - Jeff Baker hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh, and Texas relievers threw 3 1-3 hitless innings to lead the Rangers to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

Baker greeted Wesley Wright (0-1) with a leadoff home run to right field to give the Rangers their first lead of the night at 3-2.

Robbie Ross (1-0) pitched 1 1-3 perfect innings before Tanner Scheppers pitched the eighth and Joe Nathan the ninth for his 10th save of the season.

Nelson Cruz and David Murphy also hit home runs for the Rangers. Murphy's shot leading off the ninth inning against Travis Blackley extended the Rangers' lead.

Trevor Crowe homered for Houston.


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