Rangers Get 4-0 Win Over Astros 4/4/13
HOUSTON - A day after Yu Darvish came within one out of a perfect game,
Alexi Ogando and four Texas relievers shut out the Astros again, combining for a
five-hitter in the Rangers' 4-0 win over Houston on Wednesday.
Lance Berkman doubled in a run for the Rangers a day after they blanked
Houston 7-0 behind Darvish's nearly historic gem.
Ogando (1-0) allowed four hits with a career-high 10 strikeouts in 6 1-3
innings. The young and inexperienced Astros have struck out 43 times in their
first three games.
Robbie Ross, Tanner Scheppers and Michael Kirkman allowed one hit combined
in the next 1 2-3 innings. Closer Joe Nathan struck out the side in the ninth.
Houston starter Philip Humber (0-1) yielded five hits and a run in 5 2-3
innings in his Astros debut.