Final
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Skidding Blue Jays, Rangers face off

May 4, 2007 - 3:15 PM Toronto (13-15) at Texas (10-18) 8:05 pm EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (Ticker) -- The Toronto Blue Jays aim to snap a three-game losing streak when they take on the equally struggling Texas Rangers in the opener of a three-game set on Friday.

The teams split a four-game series, which ended with the Blue Jays taking the final contest on Monday. However, Toronto then was swept by the Cleveland Indians, including a 6-5 loss Thursday.

Losers of four of their last six games entering Thursday's contest, the Blue Jays stormed to a 4-0 lead, scoring twice in both the second and third innings but could not hold the lead.

It has been even worse for Texas, which has lost five straight, including being swept by the New York Yankees following a doubleheader on Thursday.

Slugger Sammy Sosa combined to go 3-for-5 in the twinbill but had to leave in the sixth inning of the second game after being nailed by a pitch in the side of his helmet.

Texas will look to snap its skid behind the struggling Brandon McCarthy (1-4, 9.90 ERA), who allowed five runs and six hits in just three innings of a 7-3 loss at Toronto on Sunday.

He will be opposed by Tomo Ohka (2-2, 5.02), who had his best start of the season Sunday, yielding just one run and five hits in a season-high seven innings in a 7-3 win over the Rangers.

Toronto has dropped 19 of its last 24 games against Texas in Arlington.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
    TEXAS 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 x 7 11 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TOR - TOMO OHKA, BRIAN TALLET (8TH) AND SAL FASANO
    TEX - BRANDON MCCARTHY, WILLIE EYRE (7TH) AND GERALD
    LAIRD

    HOME RUNS: TOR - SAL FASANO (1) OFF BRANDON MCCARTHY

    May 4 10:23 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HANK BLALOCK SCORED MICHAEL YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, H BLALOCK ON FIRST, M TEIXEIRA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 1
    TEXAS 7 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: I KINSLER (.284, 0-FOR-2, SAC)

    Blue Jays vs. RangersMay 4 10:09 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KENNY LOFTON (2) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF TOMO OHKA.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 1, TEXAS 6
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M YOUNG (.205, 2-FOR-2)

    Blue Jays vs. RangersMay 4 9:24 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY HANK BLALOCK (2) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF TOMO OHKA SCORED MARK TEIXEIRA.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 1, TEXAS 5
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: I KINSLER (.290, 0-FOR-0, SAC)

    Blue Jays vs. RangersMay 4 8:53 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MARK TEIXEIRA SCORED MICHAEL YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEIXEIRA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 1
    TEXAS 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: S SOSA (.261, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. RangersMay 4 8:51 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY SAL FASANO (1) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    3RD OFF BRANDON MCCARTHY.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 1, TEXAS 2
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A LIND (.239, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. RangersMay 4 8:41 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GERALD LAIRD SCORED HANK BLALOCK AND BRAD
    WILKERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G LAIRD ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 0
    TEXAS 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J HAIRSTON JR (.265, 1 HR, 2 RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. RangersMay 4 8:35 PM