Frank Tanana pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game of the season and Larry Parrish had four hits last night to lead the Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Arlington, Tex.
"Any time you get four hits you have to get a break on a hit or two," Parrish said.
"Tonight, I managed to get a couple that rolled through the middle. You have to battle the pitcher and you have to produce some runs any time your pitcher holds the other team to two runs."
Tanana (4-2) struck out five and walked one in helping Texas to only its third victory in 11 games.
The left-hander yielded a first-inning double to leadoff man Damaso Garcia, then retired 14 of the next 15 batters, including 10 straight between the second and sixth innings.
The Rangers scored twice in the seventh. Wayne Tolleson reached on second baseman Garcia's error and scored from first on Pete O'Brien's double to right, tying the score, 2-2. One out later, Parrish slapped his fourth hit of the game into left field, to score O'Brien from second.
It was the third time this season that Parrish had four hits in a game.