SEATTLE (AP) — It took Matt Harrison nearly three dozen pitches just to get the first three outs, only to cruise through the next six innings. Two of Texas' four hits all night came in a two-pitch sequence. Josh Hamilton's biggest contribution wasn't at the plate, but two tremendous run-saving catches in the field.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Just a few short years ago, Big 12 baseball was so strong that even a team that couldn't qualify for the conference tournament was able to make it into the NCAA tournament. That's certainly not the case in the first year after conference realignment took effect.
SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez said the hype and attention paid to Texas star Yu Darvish had no bearing on his level of intensity heading into Monday night. Seattle's ace was too focused on making sure the best offensive team in baseball didn't continue Hernandez's unusual run of rough starts.