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Taylor-made win for Astros
Rangers' bats silenced
The Rangers had no answer for Astros rookie right-hander Taylor Buchholz on Sunday, managing just five singles in the defeat. John Koronka was hit with his second loss of the season, allowing three earned runs in six innings. The Astros wrestled away the Silver Boot from the Rangers, taking two of three in the series.
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Astros 5, Rangers 0
Right-hander Taylor Buchholz scattered five singles in his first career shutout. (Dave Einsel/AP)
Series at a glance:
Buchholz tosses gem
Taylor Buchholz gave a tantalizing glimpse of his sizable potential, firing a five-hit, complete-game shutout in the final game against the interstate rival Rangers. Buchholz struck out six and did not walk a batter. Morgan Ensberg and Jason Lane did the heavy lifting on offense, each connecting for two-run homers in the game.
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 Lane's long ball
 Ensberg's homer
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 21, 2006
Texas (22-21)
Lost 1
Houston 5, Texas 0   HOU
Houston (24-20)
Won 1
May 21, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 X   5 6 0
Standings thru 5/21/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Astros Stats
Matthews, CF4000010.318
Young, SS4010000.328
Teixeira, 1B4010001.285
Blalock, 3B4000012.323
Mench, RF3020011.311
Wilkerson, LF3000012.268
Barajas, C3010012.232
DeRosa, 2B3000001.329
Koronka, P2000011.000
Mahay, P0000000.000
a-Jimenez, PH1000000.204
Wilson, P0000000.000

a-Flied out for Mahay in the 8th.

TB: Young; Teixeira; Mench 2; Barajas.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas; Koronka.
GIDP: Barajas.
Team LOB: 4.

SB: Wilkerson (2, 2nd base off Buchholz/Ausmus).

Outfield assists: Wilkerson (Bruntlett at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Wilkerson-Teixeira-Koronka, Young-DeRosa-Teixeira).

Biggio, 2B3110101.288
Ausmus, C4000023.325
Berkman, 1B3110111.307
Ensberg, 3B2212202.284
Wilson, LF3011113.247
Lane, RF4112013.209
Bruntlett, CF4010001.281
Everett, SS2000101.225
Buchholz, P2000010.000

2B: Biggio (18, Koronka).
HR: Ensberg (14, 6th inning off Koronka, 1 on, 0 out), Lane (9, 8th inning off Wilson, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Biggio 2; Berkman; Ensberg 4; Wilson; Lane 4; Bruntlett.
RBI: Wilson (21), Ensberg 2 (31), Lane 2 (19).
2-out RBI: Wilson; Lane 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lane; Wilson; Ausmus.
S: Buchholz.
GIDP: Bruntlett.
Team LOB: 5.

DP: (Ensberg-Biggio-Berkman).

Koronka (L, 4-2)6.05334314.25
Mahay 1.00001101.80
Wilson 1.01221215.40
Buchholz (W, 3-3)9.05000604.35

WP: Buchholz.
Pitches-strikes: Koronka 97-52, Mahay 14-7, Wilson 19-11, Buchholz 102-72.
Ground outs-fly outs: Koronka 5-10, Mahay 1-1, Wilson 1-0, Buchholz 12-9.
Batters faced: Koronka 25, Mahay 4, Wilson 5, Buchholz 31.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Bruce Froemming. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:24.
Att: 37,979.

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