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The Streak is Over!

Updated: Sunday, March 30 2014, 11:28 PM CDT

Madison Carter broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the 12th inning with a two-out, two-run single to right field, and the No. 12/15 Texas baseball team defeated Texas Tech 5-2 Sunday afternoon to capture a series victory over the Red Raiders. It's the Longhorns first Big 12 series win since April 22, 2012. Texas had lost its previous 12.
 
Texas improved to 22-7, including 3-3 in the Big 12, with the win. Texas Tech fell to 22-9 and 4-5 in the Big 12.
 
The Longhorns led 2-0 nearly the entire game, until the Red Raiders made a dramatic comeback to tie it in the bottom of the ninth. With closer John Curtiss on, Texas Tech cut the lead to 2-1 after a walk and two singles, and tied it when pinch runner Zach Davis stole home.
 
Curtiss kept Texas in it with a strikeout to end the ninth, stranding a runner at third and sending the game to extras, and pitched the next three innings to eventually earn the win.
 
In the 12th, Collin Shaw drew a leadoff walk and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and groundout. After Alex Silver drew a walk to put runners on the corners with two outs, Carter swung at the first pitch he saw for a single through the right side that the Texas Tech right fielder misplayed, allowing Shaw and Silver to score. Carter, who reached third on the play, then scored on a Brooks Marlow single to make it 5-2 Texas.
 
Curtiss then struck out two in the bottom of the 12th to secure the victory for Texas.
 
The Longhorns had to escape real trouble in the 11th in order to get to the 12th. A walk and a fielding error gave Texas Tech runners on first and second with no outs, and Hunter Redman attempted to put down a sacrifice bunt, but Silver charged from first and threw the lead runner out at third. Curtiss then induced a lineout to center field and a groundout to second base to end the threat.
 
Texas, which had 44 hits in the series, recorded 15 on Sunday, including three each by Carter, Ben Johnson and C.J Hinojosa.
 
Like they did Saturday, the Longhorns jumped out to an early lead with a run in the first inning. Johnson singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and to third on a groundout, then scored on a two-out RBI single through the left side by Tres Barrera.
 
Johnson gave Texas its third home run in as many days when he led off the third inning with a solo shot to left field to give the Longhorns a 2-0 lead. It was the third home run of the season for Johnson, who is riding a seven-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 12 of the last 13.
 
Starting pitcher Nathan Thornhill went 5 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits while striking out four and walking two.
 
Thornhill got inning ending double play balls in the first and fourth innings, and worked 1-2-3 innings in the second and third.
 
Morgan Cooper followed with 1 2/3 scoreless innings as Texas held on to its 2-0 lead until the ninth.
 
The Longhorns return to action Tuesday with a road game at Rice. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m.
The Streak is Over!


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Scores & Schedules

August 29, 2014 09:13 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 2

Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Minnesota 11 Kansas City 5, 10 Innings

Houston 4 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 7 Chi Cubs 2

San Francisco 4 Colorado 1

Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games

Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 p.m.

Boston (Ranaudo 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 13-7), 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 9-7), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Washington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14

Detroit 23 Buffalo 0

Cincinnati 35 Indianapolis 7

Green Bay 34 Kansas City 14

Philadelphia 37 N-Y Jets 7

Miami 14 St. Louis 13

Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0

N-Y Giants 16 New England 13

Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10

Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13

Cleveland 33 Chicago 13

Denver 27 Dallas 3

Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3

San Francisco 40 Houston 13

San Diego 12 Arizona 9

Oakland 41 Seattle 31

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(21) Texas A-and-M 52 ( 9) South Carolina 28

(18) Mississippi 35 Boise State 13

(19) Arizona State 45 Weber State 14

Friday's Game

No. 8 Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m.

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