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Kameron and Co. daze Rays
Loe superb in first win of '06
In a stellar performance, Kameron Loe was perfect for 4 2/3 innings before allowing a single. Rod Barajas opened the scoring with a solo homer in the fifth, with Gary Matthews Jr. and Mark Teixeira tacking on some insurance runs in the eighth.
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Rangers 3, Devil Rays 0
Kameron Loe faced just 25 batters in seven innings of work.  (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Series at a glance:
Offense rests in opener
Seth McClung made just one big mistake on Monday in the Rays' opener with the Rangers, giving up a solo homer in the fifth, but his teammates couldn't compensate. Tampa Bay was held hitless until the fifth inning, and a seventh-inning rally fell short.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 01, 2006
TEX
Texas (14-12)
Won 3
Texas 3, Tampa Bay 0   TB
Tampa Bay (11-15)
Lost 1
May 1, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0   3 6 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Standings thru 5/1/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4111011.268
Young, SS3000100.342
Teixeira, 1B2011100.297
Nevin, DH3000102.270
Blalock, 3B3000103.333
Mench, RF4000001.325
Wilkerson, LF4010020.226
Barajas, C4111001.197
DeRosa, 2B3120000.375
Totals30363438 

BATTING
2B: DeRosa 2 (2, McClung, McClung).
3B: Matthews (2, Lugo, R).
HR: Barajas (2, 5th inning off McClung, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Matthews 3; Teixeira; Wilkerson; Barajas 4; DeRosa 4.
RBI: Barajas (6), Matthews (11), Teixeira (14).
2-out RBI: Barajas.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews; Barajas.
SF: Teixeira.
GIDP: Blalock.
Team LOB: 5.

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF4000011.222
Crawford, LF4000011.258
Gomes, DH4000020.291
Wigginton, 2B4000000.269
Hollins, RF3010000.275
Lee, 1B3020000.202
Paul, C2000001.231
a-Hall, PH-C1000002.352
Burroughs, 3B3010010.143
Perez, T, SS3000001.183
Totals31040056 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Paul in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Burroughs (1, Loe).
TB: Hollins; Lee 2; Burroughs 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford; Hall.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hollins (Wilkerson at 2nd base).
DP: (Wigginton-Perez, T-Lee).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loe (W, 1-2)7.04000304.15
Cordero (H, 1)1.000001010.50
Otsuka (S, 2)1.00000102.25
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McClung (L, 1-4)7.05222317.67
Lugo, R 1.01112004.58
Meadows 1.00000007.36

McClung pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Lugo, R.
Pitches-strikes: Loe 84-58, Cordero 11-7, Otsuka 12-10, McClung 102-68, Lugo, R 22-13, Meadows 8-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Loe 8-10, Cordero 1-1, Otsuka 0-2, McClung 4-13, Lugo, R 2-1, Meadows 1-2.
Batters faced: Loe 25, Cordero 3, Otsuka 3, McClung 27, Lugo, R 5, Meadows 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lugo, R 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: John Hirschbeck.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:16.
Att: 7,295.

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