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Texas prevails in opener
Teixeira lifts off
Mark Teixeira and Hank Blalock hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning to lead the Rangers over the Rockies at Coors Field on Friday. The two also play critical roles in a four-run rally in the sixth that helped give Texas its 40th win of the season.
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 Blalock's 100th career homer
Rangers 8, Rockies 6
Mark Teixeira hit a home run and contributed a key double in Friday's win. (David Zalubowski/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rockies fall apart in sixth
Jeff Francis looked solid in his first five innings over the Rangers, limiting them to one run, but came undone in the sixth as the Rockies dropped the opening game of the three-game series. Scott Dohman also struggled, giving up three runs in 1 1/3.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 23, 2006
TEX
Texas (40-34)
Won 2
Texas 8, Colorado 6   COL
Colorado (36-37)
Lost 2
June 23, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 0   8 12 1
Colorado
1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0   6 10 0
Standings thru 6/23/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Rockies Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4001003.336
DeRosa, RF5010011.337
Young, SS5120001.330
Teixeira, 1B4222100.277
Blalock, 3B5222002.296
Mench, LF4111000.284
  Bauer, P0000000.000
  Cordero, P0000000.000
  Otsuka, P0000000.000
Laird, C4221010.341
Kinsler, 2B2010200.298
Koronka, P2000012.000
  a-Botts, PH1011000.256
  Feldman, P0000000.000
  Mahay, P0000000.000
  Wilkerson, LF1000001.246
Totals3781283310 

a-Singled for Koronka in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Young 2 (27, Francis, Dohmann), Laird 2 (9, Francis, Francis), Teixeira (25, Francis).
HR: Teixeira (7, 7th inning off Dohmann, 1 on, 1 out), Blalock (11, 7th inning off Dohmann, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: DeRosa; Young 4; Teixeira 6; Blalock 5; Mench; Laird 4; Kinsler; Botts.
RBI: Matthews (39), Blalock 2 (53), Mench (42), Laird (12), Botts (5), Teixeira 2 (41).
2-out RBI: Blalock; Mench; Laird; Botts.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Matthews.
SF: Matthews.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kinsler (2, 2nd base by Francis/Torrealba).

FIELDING
E: Young (6, throw).
Outfield assists: Wilkerson (Helton at home).
DP: (Wilkerson-Laird-Young).

 
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Carroll, 2B5220012.342
Barmes, SS4231000.206
Helton, 1B5024001.302
Holliday, LF4010022.344
Atkins, 3B2000201.311
Spilborghs, RF3000012.308
  b-Hawpe, PH-RF1000003.300
Torrealba, C4000010.196
Freeman, CF4010020.260
Francis, P2110001.129
  Dohmann, P0000000.000
  a-Sullivan, PH0100000.261
  Cortes, P0000000.000
  c-Piedra, PH1000000.083
  Martin, P0000000.000
Totals3561052712 

a-Hit by pitch for Dohmann in the 7th. b-Hit into a double play for Spilborghs in the 7th. c-Flied out for Cortes in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Barmes 2 (16, Koronka, Feldman), Helton (18, Mahay).
3B: Freeman (1, Koronka).
TB: Carroll 2; Barmes 5; Helton 3; Holliday; Freeman 3; Francis.
RBI: Helton 4 (35), Barmes (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Atkins; Spilborghs; Carroll.
S: Barmes.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sullivan (5, 2nd base off Feldman/Laird).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Koronka (W, 6-4)5.07431605.02
Feldman (H, 6)1.11220105.32
Mahay 0.01000001.99
Bauer (H, 3)0.21001003.49
Cordero (H, 11)1.00000005.15
Otsuka (S, 15)1.00000002.38
 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Francis (L, 5-7)5.28552204.37
Dohmann 1.14330125.49
Cortes 1.00001003.46
Martin 1.00000004.88

Mahay pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Koronka.
IBB: Kinsler (by Francis).
HBP: Sullivan (by Feldman).
Pitches-strikes: Koronka 76-49, Feldman 27-15, Mahay 4-3, Bauer 15-6, Cordero 11-7, Otsuka 15-11, Francis 96-60, Dohmann 18-15, Cortes 13-5, Martin 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Koronka 7-2, Feldman 2-1, Mahay 0-0, Bauer 0-2, Cordero 2-1, Otsuka 2-1, Francis 7-7, Dohmann 2-1, Cortes 1-2, Martin 1-2.
Batters faced: Koronka 23, Feldman 6, Mahay 1, Bauer 3, Cordero 3, Otsuka 3, Francis 26, Dohmann 8, Cortes 4, Martin 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 1-1, Bauer 1-0, Dohmann 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Joe Brinkman. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 88 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 28,360.

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