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Bats deliver 13 hits
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Blue Jays 8, Rangers 5
Jesse Litsch allowed two runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings Friday. (Tim Sharp/AP)
Lyle Overbay cleared the bases with a three-run double in the fourth inning, and the Jays cruised to victory from there. Vernon Wells went 3-for-5, scored two runs and collected two RBIs, and Jesse Litsch worked 5 2/3 solid innings for win No. 2.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (5-5)
Won 1
Toronto 8, Texas 5   TEX
Texas (5-5)
Lost 1
April 11, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 0   8 13 1
Texas
0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1   5 8 3
Standings thru 4/11/08  |  Recap: TOR | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Rangers stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4120002.250
Hill, 2B5110024.333
Rios, RF3100222.306
Wells, V, CF5232013.341
Stairs, DH4210114.190
Overbay, 1B5023002.289
Zaun, C5121002.269
Scutaro, 3B5011002.156
Coats, LF3010112.200
Totals3981374723 

BATTING
2B: Wells, V (3, Padilla), Overbay (1, Padilla), Eckstein (2, Padilla).
TB: Eckstein 3; Hill; Wells, V 4; Stairs; Overbay 3; Zaun 2; Scutaro; Coats.
RBI: Wells, V 2 (12), Overbay 3 (5), Zaun (2), Scutaro (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scutaro; Stairs 3; Hill; Eckstein.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rios (4, 2nd base off Fukumori/Laird), Wells, V (1, 2nd base off Nippert/Laird), Coats (1, 2nd base off Padilla/Laird), Zaun (2, home off Padilla/Laird).
CS: Overbay (1, 2nd base by Nippert/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Eckstein (2, fielding).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B3210100.300
Young, SS4100114.225
Hamilton, CF4124002.275
Bradley, DH5010011.273
Blalock, 3B5121013.273
Murphy, RF-LF4000013.306
Catalanotto, LF3010011.105
  a-Byrd, PH-RF1000000.053
Laird, C3010120.259
Broussard, 1B3000105.258
Totals355854719 

a-Flied out for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (4, Litsch).
HR: Blalock (1, 2nd inning off Litsch, 0 on, 1 out), Hamilton (2, 7th inning off Wolfe, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Hamilton 5; Bradley; Blalock 5; Catalanotto; Laird.
RBI: Blalock (1), Hamilton 4 (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Broussard 3; Blalock.
SF: Hamilton.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Catalanotto (1, fielding), Laird 2 (2, throw, throw).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Litsch (W, 2-0)5.26222513.38
Wolfe (H, 1)0.21221015.79
Carlson 1.20000100.00
Frasor 0.11111103.00
Downs (S, 1)0.20000000.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (L, 1-1)6.07543503.79
Fukumori 0.143310032.40
Nippert 2.220002016.20

WP: Downs.
IBB: Rios (by Padilla).
HBP: Kinsler (by Litsch), Eckstein (by Padilla).
Pitches-strikes: Litsch 93-60, Wolfe 16-10, Carlson 14-11, Frasor 18-11, Downs 12-7, Padilla 97-62, Fukumori 30-22, Nippert 39-27.
Ground outs-fly outs: Litsch 3-9, Wolfe 1-1, Carlson 0-4, Frasor 0-0, Downs 2-0, Padilla 7-6, Fukumori 0-1, Nippert 2-3.
Batters faced: Litsch 26, Wolfe 5, Carlson 5, Frasor 3, Downs 2, Padilla 29, Fukumori 6, Nippert 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Wolfe 2-0, Carlson 1-0, Downs 1-0, Nippert 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:19.
Att: 24,209.

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