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Millwood too good
Rangers cruise to win
Kevin Millwood dominated the Astros through seven innings, allowing no runs on four hits while striking out six. The Texas offense did its part against Houston pitching, stroking 15 hits, including five doubles.
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 Laird's home run
 Young's double
Rangers 6, Astros 0
Rangers right-hander Kevin Millwood delivers a pitch during the first inning on Saturday. (Dave Einsel/AP)
Series at a glance:
Astros fall to Rangers
Andy Pettitte fell victim to more than his fair share of bloop hits, as he gave up five runs on 12 hits over six innings of work. The Houston offense did little to help, getting shut out while managing only five hits.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 20, 2006
TEX
Texas (22-20)
Won 1
Texas 6, Houston 0   HOU
Houston (23-20)
Lost 1
May 20, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1   6 15 1
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 1
Standings thru 5/20/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Astros Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5130110.328
Young, SS4122110.330
Teixeira, 1B4130112.286
Blalock, 3B3101106.331
Mench, RF4021100.303
DeRosa, 2B4010125.343
Wilkerson, LF5121013.274
Laird, C5121023.354
Millwood, P3000023.000
Bauer, P0000000.000
a-Nevin, PH1000000.232
Cordero, P0000000.000
Totals38615661022 

a-Grounded out for Bauer in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Matthews 2 (16, Pettitte, Pettitte), Young (17, Pettitte), Mench (6, Pettitte).
HR: Laird (2, 9th inning off Gallo, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Matthews 5; Young 3; Teixeira 3; Mench 3; DeRosa; Wilkerson 2; Laird 5.
RBI: Young 2 (28), Blalock (34), Mench (30), Wilkerson (17), Laird (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilkerson 2; Millwood 2; DeRosa 2; Teixeira; Blalock 2.
S: Millwood.
SF: Blalock; Young.
GIDP: Blalock.
Team LOB: 14.

FIELDING
E: Blalock (6, fielding).
DP: 2 (Millwood-Young-Teixeira, Young-DeRosa-Teixeira).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4010020.271
Biggio, 2B4020001.288
Berkman, RF3000012.306
Ensberg, 3B4010013.281
Lamb, 1B4000014.353
Ausmus, C3010011.336
Wilson, LF3000001.245
Everett, SS3000000.228
Pettitte, P1000010.059
a-McEwing, PH1000010.000
Borkowski, P0000000.000
b-Bruntlett, PH1000000.286
Gallo, P0000000.000
Totals310500812 

a-Struck out for Pettitte in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Borkowski in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Biggio (17, Cordero).
TB: Taveras; Biggio 3; Ensberg; Ausmus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ensberg; Lamb.
GIDP: Biggio; Wilson.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Berkman (3, fielding).
DP: (Lamb-Ausmus).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (W, 5-3)7.04000604.26
Bauer 1.00000003.52
Cordero 1.01000206.64
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte (L, 3-5)6.012555805.03
Borkowski 2.02001203.86
Gallo 1.01110015.54

IBB: DeRosa (by Pettitte), Mench (by Pettitte), Matthews (by Pettitte).
HBP: Berkman (by Millwood).
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 108-70, Bauer 11-7, Cordero 25-16, Pettitte 120-75, Borkowski 31-20, Gallo 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Millwood 9-6, Bauer 2-1, Cordero 0-1, Pettitte 4-6, Borkowski 2-2, Gallo 1-2.
Batters faced: Millwood 24, Bauer 3, Cordero 5, Pettitte 34, Borkowski 9, Gallo 4.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Bruce Froemming.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:52.
Att: 41,480.

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