David Murphy says he was safe

PHILADELPHIA -- The Rangers' 3-2 loss to the Phillies ended when David Murphy was thrown out trying to steal second base with Taylor Teagarden up with two outs in the ninth inning.

Murphy said after the game he didn't get a good jump but thought he got under the tag, which hit him in the thigh. But second base umpire Mike DiMuro called Murphy out.

"I didn’t have a great jump, I was safe, that's the bottom line," Murphy said. "I know umpires make mistakes too. It's tough in that situation when I'm safe and I get called out."

It was the fourth time this season that Murphy was caught stealing, which leads the team. However, manager Ron Washington didn't have a problem with Murphy trying to steal second. The Rangers are an aggressive team on the bases. In the first inning, they succeed in getting a double steal which resulted in Elvis Andrus scoring.

Yet it was rather odd to see the Rangers running with two outs in the ninth inning down a run against Phillies closer Ryan Madson.

"I would have wanted to see a different ending, but that's the way we play," Washington said. "He saw an opportunity to get to second base, to get closer in scoring position, and [Carlos] Ruiz came up with a good throw. If that throw is a little high, I'm not talking about extremely high, but if it wasn't down there on the ground he's in there. A game of inches. It took that good of a throw."

It was clear in the clubhouse after the game that Murphy was not happy.

When asked what he said to DiMuro, Murphy said, "I don’t know. It was kind of a blur. In that situation, regardless of what argument you make, that is not going to change. The game's over, I don’t even remember what I said."