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Jays falter in 14th
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Rangers 7, Blue Jays 5
Jesse Litsch struck out five and gave up nine hits in five-plus innings. (Frank Gunn/AP)
The Blue Jays rallied from behind in the eighth to force extra innings, but A.J. Burnett, making an appearance in relief, uncorked a wild pitch in the top of the 14th, allowing Texas to score the go-ahead run. Starter Jesse Litsch allowed four runs in five-plus innings in a no-decision.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (6-9)
Won 1
Texas 7, Toronto 5   TOR
Toronto (8-7)
Lost 1
April 16, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2   7 18 1
Toronto
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 13 0
Standings thru 4/16/08  |  Recap: TEX | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Blue Jays stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, LF-1B7331110.231
Young, SS8120006.234
Hamilton, RF-CF7042101.311
Bradley, DH3120510.362
Blalock, 3B5120006.302
  Melhuse, 3B3000037.154
Botts, 1B4123023.222
  Broussard, 1B1000012.200
  b-Byrd, PH-RF1000113.129
Murphy, CF-LF70100211.273
Laird, C7020001.233
Vazquez, 2B2000010.273
  a-Kinsler, PH-2B4000111.267
Totals59718691341 

a-Intentionally walked for Vazquez in the 6th. b-Struck out for Broussard in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Catalanotto 2 (4, Litsch, Burnett), Bradley (6, Litsch), Botts (1, Tallet), Hamilton 2 (5, Wolfe, Burnett), Young (2, Carlson).
HR: Botts (1, 4th inning off Litsch, 0 on, 0 out), Catalanotto (1, 8th inning off Accardo, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Catalanotto 8; Young 3; Hamilton 6; Bradley 3; Blalock 2; Botts 6; Murphy; Laird 2.
RBI: Hamilton 2 (15), Botts 3 (3), Catalanotto (2).
2-out RBI: Hamilton 2; Catalanotto.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Young 2; Murphy 6; Melhuse.
Team LOB: 19.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (4, 2nd base off Tallet/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Broussard (2, throw).
PB: Laird (1).
DP: 3 (Blalock-Vazquez-Botts, Young-Kinsler-Broussard, Kinsler-Broussard).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5110102.281
Hill, 2B5110114.328
Rios, RF7031003.316
Wells, V, CF6011103.328
Thomas, DH6110104.192
Barajas, C3000005.313
  a-Stairs, PH1110000.314
  Zaun, C3010000.244
Overbay, 1B6120121.281
Scutaro, LF-3B4021200.220
McDonald, 3B3000012.111
  b-Inglett, PH-LF3001014.375
Totals5251347528 

a-Singled for Barajas in the 8th. b-Reached on error for McDonald in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hill (4, Gabbard), Rios (5, Gabbard).
TB: Eckstein; Hill 2; Rios 4; Wells, V; Thomas; Stairs; Zaun; Overbay 2; Scutaro 2.
RBI: Wells, V (15), Rios (10), Scutaro (3), Inglett (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wells, V 2; McDonald; Barajas 2; Hill; Inglett.
S: Hill.
GIDP: Barajas; Rios; Inglett.
Team LOB: 14.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Scutaro (Blalock at home).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard 6.07222202.41
Wright (H, 1)1.00001101.04
Benoit (H, 2)0.11323005.06
Littleton (BS, 1)2.22000000.00
German 2.02001201.17
Nippert (W, 1-1)1.010000011.81
Wilson (S, 4)1.00000000.00
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Litsch 5.09440514.60
Tallet 0.21002002.00
Frasor 0.10000002.08
Downs 1.01001100.00
Accardo 1.01110018.53
Ryan 1.00002100.00
Wolfe 1.02001003.68
Carlson 3.01002401.35
Burnett (L, 1-1)1.03221207.27

Litsch pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Wolfe pitched to 3 batters in the 11th.

WP: Burnett.
IBB: Kinsler (by Tallet), Bradley (by Wolfe), Bradley (by Carlson), Byrd (by Carlson).
HBP: Eckstein (by Gabbard).
Pitches-strikes: Gabbard 94-57, Wright 16-10, Benoit 29-12, Littleton 27-20, German 35-20, Nippert 13-8, Wilson 9-6, Litsch 94-59, Tallet 18-8, Frasor 4-2, Downs 22-12, Accardo 15-11, Ryan 27-15, Wolfe 17-9, Carlson 43-27, Burnett 24-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gabbard 10-6, Wright 2-0, Benoit 0-1, Littleton 7-1, German 2-2, Nippert 1-2, Wilson 1-2, Litsch 5-4, Tallet 2-0, Frasor 0-1, Downs 1-1, Accardo 1-2, Ryan 0-2, Wolfe 1-2, Carlson 3-2, Burnett 1-0.
Batters faced: Gabbard 27, Wright 3, Benoit 5, Littleton 10, German 9, Nippert 4, Wilson 3, Litsch 23, Tallet 5, Frasor 1, Downs 5, Accardo 4, Ryan 5, Wolfe 6, Carlson 12, Burnett 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Littleton 3-2, Tallet 2-2, Frasor 3-0, Carlson 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 4:53.
Att: 15,686.

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