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Rangers slip past Rays
Power bats lead Rangers
Robinson Tejeda, making his Rangers debut, allowed two runs on three hits over five innings as the Rangers defeated the Rays. Kevin Mench continued his tear by hitting his eighth home run in 10 games and Mark DeRosa and Brad Wilkerson each contributed with homers of their own.
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Rangers 7, Devil Rays 5
Mark DeRosa is congratulated following his two-run home run in the fifth inning. (Chris O'Meara/AP )
Series at a glance:
Rays' rally falls short
Lefty Mark Hendrickson, who hadn't allowed an earned run all season, surrendered six in 5 1/3 innings as the Rays lost to the Rangers. Damon Hollins hit his fourth home run of the season in the second inning and Toby Hall added a two-run single in the seventh, but it wasn't enough.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 02, 2006
NYY
BOS
PPD
TEX
Texas (15-12)
Won 4
Texas 7, Tampa Bay 5   TB
Tampa Bay (11-16)
Lost 2
May 2, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 1   7 11 1
Tampa Bay
1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0   5 7 1
Standings thru 5/2/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Brown, CF5010013.240
Young, SS5022012.345
Teixeira, 1B5010024.292
Nevin, DH4000003.260
Blalock, 3B4000000.320
Mench, RF4111000.322
Wilkerson, LF2321200.242
DeRosa, 2B4332010.500
Barajas, C2011101.205
Totals3571173513 

BATTING
2B: DeRosa (3, Hendrickson), Young 2 (13, Hendrickson, Miceli), Barajas (1, Hendrickson).
HR: DeRosa (1, 5th inning off Hendrickson, 1 on, 0 out), Mench (8, 6th inning off Hendrickson, 0 on, 1 out), Wilkerson (4, 6th inning off Hendrickson, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Brown; Young 4; Teixeira; Mench 4; Wilkerson 5; DeRosa 7; Barajas 2.
RBI: Barajas (7), Young 2 (17), DeRosa 2 (4), Mench (23), Wilkerson (10).
2-out RBI: Young 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira 2; Nevin 2.
S: Barajas.
GIDP: Nevin.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Wilkerson (2, 2nd base by Miceli/Hall).

FIELDING
E: Blalock (4, throw).
DP: (DeRosa-Young-Teixeira).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF4200115.211
Crawford, LF3000213.250
Gomes, DH3110113.292
Wigginton, 2B3112102.271
Hall, C5012006.342
Hollins, RF5121004.284
Lee, 1B2000110.198
a-Norton, PH-1B1000111.182
Burroughs, 3B3010213.176
Perez, T, SS4010014.187
Totals335759731 

a-Walked for Lee in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Hollins (4, 2nd inning off Tejeda, R, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Gomes; Wigginton; Hall; Hollins 5; Burroughs; Perez, T.
RBI: Wigginton 2 (26), Hollins (5), Hall 2 (11).
2-out RBI: Wigginton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford; Hollins 2; Gathright; Burroughs; Hall.
SF: Wigginton.
GIDP: Burroughs.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (7, 2nd base off Tejeda, R/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Hall (3, missed catch).
DP: (Perez, T-Wigginton-Lee).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tejeda, R (W, 1-0)5.03226013.60
Mahay 1.10001400.00
Benoit 0.11200003.46
Wilson (H, 2)0.10001107.71
Alfonseca (H, 8)0.11111004.26
Cordero (H, 2)0.21000109.95
Otsuka (S, 3)1.01000102.08
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hendrickson (L, 1-2)5.17662432.66
Harper 1.21001103.09
Miceli 2.03110005.11

WP: Hendrickson.
HBP: Gomes (by Benoit).
Pitches-strikes: Tejeda, R 86-47, Mahay 22-15, Benoit 18-11, Wilson 15-8, Alfonseca 19-12, Cordero 11-7, Otsuka 14-10, Hendrickson 91-56, Harper 18-9, Miceli 24-18.
Ground outs-fly outs: Tejeda, R 6-9, Mahay 0-0, Benoit 0-1, Wilson 0-0, Alfonseca 1-0, Cordero 1-0, Otsuka 2-0, Hendrickson 6-6, Harper 4-0, Miceli 3-2.
Batters faced: Tejeda, R 24, Mahay 5, Benoit 4, Wilson 2, Alfonseca 3, Cordero 3, Otsuka 3, Hendrickson 25, Harper 6, Miceli 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Wilson 1-0, Cordero 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: John Hirschbeck. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:13.
Att: 7,147.

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