Rangers defeat Padres, avoid sweep
|Rangers defeat Padres, avoid sweep|
The Texas Rangers scored all five runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres in their season finale, avoiding a sweep.
Texas came into the game listed at -160 odds, while the eight runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under (10.5).
Hank Blalock collected two RBI, going 2-4 at the plate in the win as the Rangers are 39-34 overall.
Josh Barfield batted in a run, while finishing 3-4 at the plate in the loss as the Padres sit at 38-34 overall.
John Rheinecker pitched just over five innings for the win, giving up two runs off 11 hits surrendered, while Akinori Otsuka collected his 14th save of the season. Clay Hensley took the loss, allowing five runs on six hits in just over four innings of work.