Fri, Apr 20, 2012 - Page 18 News List

Texas Rangers extend hot streak, beat Red Sox


Houston lost their fourth in a row.


In St Louis, Missouri, Jaime Garcia pitched seven effective innings and hit a two-run triple as St Louis cruised past Cincinnati.

Garcia (2-0) allowed only one run and was aided by four double plays. He also helped himself, hitting a triple off the wall in center field in the sixth inning to make it 7-1 and end the night for opposing pitcher Mat Latos (0-2).

St Louis’ Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, his fifth of the season and second of the series.

In other NL action, it was:

‧ Pirates 2, Diamondbacks 1

‧ Giants 1, Phillies 0, 11 innings

‧ Marlins 9, Cubs 1

‧ Rockies 8, Padres 4

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