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Box > Texas 7, Washington 4
Tex's heat too much for Nats
Tony Armas Jr.'s first encounter with the Rangers was forgettable, as four early Texas homers put Washington in a hole it could not get out of. Ryan Church had the first two-homer game of his career in the loss.
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Mark Teixeira (left) is greeted by David Dellucci after homering Saturday night. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Mark Teixeira did it all Saturday, homering twice, doubling, drawing a walk and playing outstanding defense as the Rangers won their second straight. Ricardo Rodriguez went seven-plus innings in a quality start.
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WSH
Washington (39-29)
Lost 2
Texas 7, Washington 4   TEX
Texas (37-29)
Won 3
June 18, 2005
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Washington
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1   4 7 0
Texas
3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   7 9 0
Standings through 6/18/05  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Rangers Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wilkerson, CF3000011.271
Carroll, 3B1000000.246
Spivey, 2B4010001.223
Guillen, RF4000011.286
Johnson, 1B3000001.323
Blanco, 1B1000000.275
Church, LF4232000.322
Cordero, W, DH4000001.042
Castilla, 3B2000001.263
Byrd, CF2000010.317
Schneider, C3120000.249
Guzman, SS3112001.206
Totals34474037 

BATTING
2B: Schneider (11, Rodriguez).
HR: Church 2 (7, 4th inning off Rodriguez, 0 on, 2 out; 9th inning off Loe, 0 on, 1 out), Guzman (3, 8th inning off Rodriguez, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Spivey; Church 9; Schneider 3; Guzman 4.
RBI: Church 2 (26), Guzman 2 (11).
2-out RBI: Church.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Spivey; Johnson.
Team LOB: 3.

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dellucci, DH5110011.250
Young, M, SS5120011.321
Teixeira, 1B4234102.296
Blalock, 3B1000300.291
Soriano, 2B4111015.293
Mench, LF4010002.304
Nix, CF3100103.239
Matthews, RF4112011.250
Barajas, C3000111.254
Totals337976516 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (18, Carrasco).
HR: Teixeira 2 (19, 1st inning off Armas, 1 on, 1 out; 2nd inning off Armas, 1 on, 2 out), Soriano (19, 1st inning off Armas, 0 on, 2 out), Matthews (2, 2nd inning off Armas, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Dellucci; Young, M 2; Teixeira 10; Soriano 4; Mench; Matthews 4.
RBI: Teixeira 4 (55), Soriano (46), Matthews 2 (11).
2-out RBI: Soriano; Teixeira 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano; Nix; Teixeira.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
PB: Barajas (3).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Armas (L, 3-4)5.07774345.21
Carrasco 2.01001202.57
Ayala 1.01001002.25
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rodriguez (W, 2-0)7.06330223.75
Loe 2.01110112.87

Rodriguez pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Armas 2.
Pitches-strikes: Armas 103-59, Carrasco 33-21, Ayala 20-10, Rodriguez 102-70, Loe 20-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Armas 4-8, Carrasco 2-2, Ayala 0-3, Rodriguez 8-11, Loe 3-2.
Batters faced: Armas 26, Carrasco 8, Ayala 5, Rodriguez 27, Loe 7.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 90 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, L to R.
T: 2:28.
Att: 48,663.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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