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Rangers' bats silenced
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Rays 7, Rangers 3
Sidney Ponson allowed five runs on 12 hits. (Steve Nesius/AP)
The Rangers were one of baseball's hottest teams coming into the series against the Rays. But Tampa Bay starter Scott Kazmir was masterful, and the Rangers could muster only three hits and a run against him. By contrast, Sidney Ponson allowed five runs in five innings.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (26-27)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 7, Texas 3   TB
Tampa Bay (31-20)
Won 4
May 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   3 5 0
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 X   7 16 0
Standings thru 5/26/08  |  Recap: TEX | TB  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Rays stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B3113010.292
Young, SS4010010.280
Hamilton, CF4000011.327
Bradley, DH4000031.325
Murphy, LF3000010.286
Shelton, 1B3000010.228
Laird, C3000020.267
Byrd, RF3110010.213
Vazquez, 3B3120010.366
Totals303530122 

BATTING
2B: Vazquez 2 (9, Kazmir, Glover).
HR: Kinsler (7, 9th inning off Glover, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Young; Byrd; Vazquez 4.
RBI: Kinsler 3 (31).
SF: Kinsler.
Team LOB: 1.

BASERUNNING
CS: Vazquez (1, 3rd base by Kazmir/Navarro).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4120202.267
Crawford, LF5110005.280
Upton, CF4022004.308
Pena, 1B4031100.238
Longoria, 3B4110115.247
Floyd, DH5110007.255
Navarro, C4131100.369
Hinske, RF4123003.257
  Gross, RF1000001.220
Bartlett, SS4110102.247
Totals3971676129 

BATTING
2B: Pena (5, Ponson), Navarro (8, Rupe).
HR: Hinske (9, 5th inning off Ponson, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 2; Crawford; Upton 2; Pena 4; Longoria; Floyd; Navarro 4; Hinske 5; Bartlett.
RBI: Pena (30), Upton 2 (31), Hinske 3 (25), Navarro (18).
2-out RBI: Upton; Navarro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Floyd 3; Upton 2; Hinske 2; Longoria.
SF: Upton.
Team LOB: 15.

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson (L, 3-1)5.012553113.63
Rupe 3.04223004.40
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (W, 4-1)7.031101001.50
Reyes 1.00000104.35
Glover 0.12220015.52
Miller 0.20000103.71

Pitches-strikes: Ponson 94-53, Rupe 61-36, Kazmir 95-69, Reyes 17-10, Glover 8-4, Miller 8-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ponson 11-3, Rupe 2-7, Kazmir 4-6, Reyes 0-2, Glover 0-1, Miller 1-0.
Batters faced: Ponson 30, Rupe 16, Kazmir 23, Reyes 3, Glover 3, Miller 2.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:43.
Att: 12,174.

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