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    导出博客文章HOUSTON -- Texas manager Ron Washington wasnt sure what to expect from a couple of reserves he started on Sunday to give his Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler a day off. Cheap Air Max Tn Plus Grey . The veteran manager was pleasantly surprised. Leonys Martin and rookie Leury Garcia combined to get five hits, score six runs and drive in two as the Rangers completed a three-game sweep by romping past the Houston Astros 12-7. Adrian Beltres three-run homer was one of his four hits, and David Murphy and Martin also homered for Texas. "The type of team that I have this year, guys have been getting opportunities to play a little more than I have in the past," Washington said. "So I think theyre more prepared and more ready to go up there when theres opportunity for them to play and do the job." He was particularly impressed with Garcia, who had three hits and scored four runs -- both career highs -- to become the first Texas rookie to record both since Jarrod Saltalamacchia in 2007. "Leury Garcia was the one guy today that I didnt expect to make a whole lot of contact because hes the one guy thats in that lineup who hasnt been doing a whole lot of playing," Washington said. "He had a good game: scored four runs, got three hits, stole a bag, played good defence. Thats what you like to have in extra guys." Garcia was excited to contribute. "It was awesome," he said. "I feel really good. I had a few days that I hadnt played but I was waiting for my time and I took advantage of it." The Rangers set a season high for runs, and did it quickly. Martin led off the fifth with a home run and Beltre connected later in the inning for a 12-1 lead. Beltre doubled twice and drove in four runs. He homered for the second straight day, hitting a drive that was originally called a double and changed to a homer after the umpires went to video review. Beltre connected off Edgar Gonzalez, signed by the Astros earlier in the day. Beltre has heated up lately with 12 of his 23 RBIs coming in the last 10 games. Hes raised his average from .214 to .260 in that span. "Outstanding. Certainly what we needed," Washington said of Beltres day. "Hes been swinging the bat well and that average is climbing and RBIs are starting to pile up. Hes my RBI guy, so Im very happy." Chris Carter hit a three-run homer for Houston, Brandon Barnes added a two-run shot and Jason Castro had a solo homer. The Astros have dropped 10 of 12. At 10-28, the Astros are off to their worst 38-game start, according to STATS, breaking their 12-26 mark from 1967 and 1975. Murphys two-run homer came in a four-run third. Beltre hit an RBI double as the Rangers added three in the fourth, and Texas broke it open in the fifth. Nick Tepesch (3-3) rebounded from two rough starts to allow four hits and one run in six innings, striking out a career-high eight. The Rangers jumped on starter Jordan Lyles (1-1) for 11 hits and a career-high eight runs in four innings. He also balked home a run. "I wasnt throwing the ball over the plate," he said. "I was missing by a little bit and missing by a lot, they hit me around pretty good, then I walked some guys, and they hit me around some more. The loss is definitely on my shoulders, and Ive got to do a better job of competing." Lyles was replaced by Gonzalez and he didnt fare much better, allowing six hits and four runs in four innings. Lance Berkman extended his hitting streak at Minute Maid Park to 18 games with an RBI double in the first inning to make it 1-0. Garcia singled to start the third, stole second base and advanced to third on an error by catcher Castro. Garcia scored on a groundout by Berkman. Beltre doubled and scored on a one-out single by Craig Gentry in the third. Murphy then launched a 91 mph fastball into the seats in right field to extend the lead to 5-0. Tepesch had allowed 11 runs and 14 hits in his last two games -- both losses -- but he was in control from the beginning on Sunday. Carlos Pena singled with one out in the first inning, and the Astros didnt get another hit until Castros homer with two outs in the fourth inning made it 8-1. Martin opened the fifth with a towering homer to right field before back-to-back singles by Andrus and Garcia. Beltre connected on his homer and feel to his knee at the end of the swing before hustling to his feet. It was initially ruled a double, but a video review showed the ball hit on the centre field wall above the yellow line and it was changed. Castro had an RBI single in the eighth before Carter hit his team-leading ninth homer to the Crawford Boxes in left field off Derek Lowe to cut the lead to 12-5. Barnes got Houston within 12-7 with a two-run homer in the ninth. NOTES: Bud Norris pitches for Houston when the Astros open a three-game series at Detroit against Anibal Sanchez on Monday. ... The Rangers travel to Oakland where Texas RHP Justin Grimm opposes A.J. Griffin. ... Houston designated RHP Philip Humber for assignment on Sunday and signed Gonzalez. ... Texas LHP Martin Perez was activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Double-A Frisco. He had been on the disabled list since March 31, retroactive to March 22, after breaking his left wrist. ... The Astros struck out 12 times, giving them a big league-leading total of 381. Cheap Air Max Tn Plus Brown . Louis Blues. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the broadcast on TSN 1290 Radio at 7pm ct. Cheap Air Max Tn Plus Rose . Manuel was offered a position the day he was fired. He accepted earlier this week and the team made the announcement Friday. . Cote was eligible to become a free agent Feb. 15. Cote helped running back Jon Cornish run for a league-high 1,813 rushing yards en route to being named the leagues most outstanding player. PHOENIX -- Two teams whose postseason hopes disappeared months ago have some complicated goals as they head into the final two games of the season.-- Take a good look at young players with an eye toward next season.-- Win to avoid ending up in the National League West cellar.Thats the situation for the San Diego Padres (68-92) and Arizona Diamondbacks (67-93) on Saturday.Padres manager Andy Green sees no conflict in the differing goals.These players were looking at good, and they help us win baseball games, Green said.The promising players include outfielders Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot and infielder Ryan Schimpf.An example came in the ninth inning Friday when Renfroe came in as a pinch hitter and put together a heck of an at-bat that ended with a two-strike single to give the Padres a chance in what turned out to be a 5-3 loss.In the end, Renfroe made a youthful mistake by getting thrown out at third by shortstop Chris Owings on ground ball to the left side.All in all, though, They are helping us win games, Green said. They are not hurting us at all. Weve played very good baseball since theyve been here.It just means we have more of a shared time thing. But we are definitely competing to win these last two games.Schimpf showed his power when he launched a 469-foot blast off the video board in center field.That ball was annihilated, Green said.The homer was Schimpfs 20th of the season, an improbable feat considering he was only brought up July 1.Schimpf seems to have surprised himself with his homer total.I dont know if it has really settled in yet. Im just trying to constantly get better, he said. Cheap Air Max Tn Plus White. Schimpf surely enjoys playing against Arizona; six of his 20 homers have been against the Diamondbacks.Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale also is emphasizing the importance of finishing strong.I think its very important for us to compete. The wins are important, obviously, thats what we play for, but just to compete to the end, Hale said. We always tell guys to run through first base. Its very simple. We teach that in Little League, dont we? So we want to finish the season that way, run through the finish.Certainly, both teams have the incentive of trying to avoid the division cellar.Thats kind of what were playing for here, Hale said, smiling.The Diamondbacks are also looking at young players such as Socrates Brito and Mitch Haniger as well as more experienced ones, such as pitcher Patrick Corbin.Corbin had a most disappointing season, dropping from his original spot as the No. 3 starter into the bullpen.But he has had a strong end-of-season comeback, including his performance Friday, when he allowed only one baserunner in 2 2/3 innings of relief.He just feels like his stuff is back to where it was before (Tommy John) surgery. He got tremendous life up to 96 (mph) today, Hale said. Its really good to finish this way. 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