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Rays 7, Rangers 3
Scott Kazmir delivers during the second inning on Monday.  (Steve Nesius/AP)
Scott Kazmir is Tampa Bay's ace for a reason. Against Texas, he went seven innings, allowing only three hits and a run. Eric Hinske hit a three-run homer off Rangers starter Sidney Ponson in support, and every Tampa Bay starter had at least one hit in the Rays' all-around effort.
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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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