The Lights Go Out on the Rangers As Dodgers Win 3-1

Eric LoganContributor IJune 14, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 03:  Scott Feldman #39 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the New York Yankees on June 3, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The Texas Rangers experienced a power outage in more ways than one against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Rangers Ballpark on Saturday night.

The Rangers' Scott Feldman and the Dodgers' Randy Wolf both pitched brilliantly through the first five innings of play with Feldman only allowing three hits. The game remained scoreless until a malfunctioning bank of lights caused a 1 hour and 45 minute delay.

Unfortunately for Feldman and the Rangers, the delay was too long for him to resume and Ron Washington brought in Eddie Guardado who quickly gave up a run to the Dodgers' Juan Pierre in the sixth. The Rangers answered back in the bottom of the sixth with a tying homer by Andruw Jones off of Dodgers' pitcher Cory Wade.

Shaky play by the Rangers' pitcher Jason Grilli in the seventh allowed the Dodgers a walk and a two-run homer on the bat of Matt Kemp. Solid relief pitching by the Dodgers and a lack of Rangers' offense in the final innings sealed the Rangers' fate and they went on to lose 3-1. The Rangers have now lost seven of their last 12 games.