Matt Harrison Completes Undefeated July as Texas Rangers Split Series With Minnesota Twins
Despite scoring 40 runs in the series, the Rangers were only able to win 2 out of 4. Matt Harrison remained undefeated in July by leading the Rangers to a 4-1 win.
Harrison went 7 1/3rd innings and gave up a run in 8 hits. He also got 2 strikeouts and gave up 1 walk. In the month of July, Harrison won 3 of 5 decisions and went undefeated, his ERA during that time was 2.04.
After staring off slow, the Rangers seemed to get into a groove on a night filled with small ball. Elvis Andrus and Josh Hamilton had back-to-back single to start off the 4th before Michael Young followed up with a single of his own to score Andrus.
The Twins decided to make a game of it in the 6th. Twins DH Jim Thome made it a 1 run game on a RBI single to score Joe Mauer. Mauer hit his first home run of the season in game 3 of this series.
Things fell to closer Neftali Feliz, once again. Feliz had blown his last when he gave up 2 runs in the 9th for his 5th blown save of the season. Feliz already has two more blown opportunities than all of last season, when he set a major league rookie record with 40 saves as the Rangers went to their first World Series. Last night, Feliz went 3-up-3-down with the Twins and clenched his 21st save of the year.