The Texas Rangers didn't have a 1-0 game at Rangers Ballpark during the 2011 season. They had their second one of the season against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Fittingly for interleague play, it was a National League-style game. A pitching duel between Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison and D-backs lefty Wade Miley was the story of the night until the Rangers scored the game's lone run in the eighth.
Mike Napoli drew a walk, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Yorvit Torrealba and scored on a two-out RBI single by Craig Gentry. It was the 11th 1-0 game in the history of Rangers Ballpark, as Texas has won the last five.
Here are a few postgame notes:
* Matt Harrison threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision outing. Coupled with his complete-game shutout against San Francisco on Friday, Harrison has thrown 16 1/3 scoreless innings over his last two starts. Harrison's longest scoreless innings streak is 22 from April 27-May 14, 2009. Harrison credited finding a nice tempo, along with an effective sinker, as reasons for his success of late.
* The Rangers pitching staff has thrown three shutouts the past five games. That matches the most they threw (3) in the first 58 games.
* Yorvit Torrealba has been calling good games behind the plate his past three starts (both of Harrison's outings and Colby Lewis' complete-game on Tuesday). He has a catchers ERA of 0.33 (one earned run over 27 innings).
* Brandon Snyder made his first start in right field, and went 1 for 2 with a single. He has hit safely in seven of his 10 starts this season.
* The Rangers announced a sold out crowd of 45,866 on Wednesday. That's the 17th sellout of the season.
-- Drew Davison