Ryan Dempster started his first game for the Texas Rangers. Dempster did not have the type of game that’s going to instill a lot of confidence in Texas.
Dempster threw 103 pitches in his outing. It was the most runs Dempster has allowed in a game this year.
The game became a slug-fest with the two teams combining for 29 hits and 23 runs. The Rangers scored four in the seventh inning, and took a four-run lead 12-8
Angels starter C.J. Wilson gave up eight runs on 10 hits to his former team.
Ironically Roy Oswalt entered the game in relief in the sixth inning. Oswalt was replaced in the rotation, when the acquisition of Dempster was made.
Rookie Mike Olt singled in his first at-bat in the major leagues for the Rangers.
Other American League Scores
Minnesota 5 – Boston 0 – Samuel Deduno and the Twins bullpen shut out out the Red Sox. Jon Lester allowed three runs in eight innings of work while striking out seven, but the Red Sox could only muster two hits by Adrian Gonzalez.