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Sunday, May 18, 2008:
Astros 5, Rangers 4
Bourn, CF4020112.192
Matsui, K, 2B4120102.291
Tejada, M, SS5231002.344
Berkman, DH5120011.399
Lee, Ca, LF4001014.281
Erstad, LF0000000.313
Pence, RF4120011.289
Loretta, 1B2011202.239
Wigginton, 3B4001025.215
Towles, C4011021.149
Kinsler, 2B4120010.302
Catalanotto, 1B4021000.258
Young, M, SS4110003.286
Bradley, DH4112021.321
Murphy, Dv, RF-CF4111010.284
Laird, C4010000.277
Boggs, LF4000031.246
Byrd, CF2000010.184
a-Vazquez, R, PH-3B1000010.333
Duran, G, 3B2000000.167
b-Hamilton, J, PH-RF1000000.318
a-Struck out for Byrd in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Duran, G in the 8th.
2B: Loretta (5, Gabbard), Towles (4, Gabbard), Tejada, M (13, Gabbard).
TB: Loretta 2; Berkman 2; Tejada, M 4; Bourn 2; Pence 2; Matsui, K 2; Towles 2.
RBI: Loretta (11), Wigginton (4), Towles (12), Tejada, M (34), Lee, Ca (31).
2-out RBI: Towles.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui, K; Bourn 2; Wigginton; Loretta; Lee, Ca.
SF: Lee, Ca.
GIDP: Tejada, M 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

SB: Berkman (8, 2nd base off Wilson, C/Laird).
CS: Bourn 2 (3, 2nd base by Rupe/Laird, 2nd base by Wright, J/Laird).

DP: (Matsui, K-Towles).

2B: Catalanotto (8, Valverde).
HR: Bradley (8, 7th inning off Backe, 1 on, 1 out), Murphy, Dv (6, 7th inning off Backe, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Bradley 4; Catalanotto 3; Young, M; Laird; Murphy, Dv 4.
RBI: Bradley 2 (25), Murphy, Dv (28), Catalanotto (6).
2-out RBI: Catalanotto.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, M.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 3.

DP: 2 (Kinsler-Young, M-Catalanotto 2).

Backe(W, 3-5)6.15330524.58
Brocail(H, 6)1.11110103.38
Valverde(S, 12)1.12000303.91
Gabbard(L, 1-1)5.09553403.12
Wright, J1.01000103.12
Wilson, C1.00001204.82
Game Scores: Backe 56, Gabbard 30.
WP: Wilson, C.
Pitches-strikes: Backe 91-57, Brocail 26-17, Valverde 27-20, Gabbard 85-49, Rupe 28-19, Wright, J 10-6, Wilson, C 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Backe 6-3, Brocail 2-1, Valverde 1-0, Gabbard 8-2, Rupe 2-2, Wright, J 0-1, Wilson, C 1-0.
Batters faced: Backe 23, Brocail 5, Valverde 6, Gabbard 26, Rupe 8, Wright, J 3, Wilson, C 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Valverde 1-1.
Ejections: Houston Astros Manager Cecil Cooper ejected by 2B umpire Angel Campos (6th)
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 89 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 33,561.
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington.
May 18, 2008
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media