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Texas rolls early
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Rangers 12, Rays 6
The Rangers have now won Vicente Padilla's past seven starts. (Mike Carlson/AP)
The Rangers scored seven runs in the first two innings to support starter Vicente Padilla, who struck out 10 in six innings. Josh Hamilton went 2-for-5 with a grand slam, and Brandon Boggs and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each went 3-for-5.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (27-27)
Won 1
Texas 12, Tampa Bay 6   TB
Tampa Bay (31-21)
Lost 1
May 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
2 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0   12 16 0
Tampa Bay
0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0   6 10 1
Standings thru 5/27/08  |  Recap: TEX | TB  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Rays stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B6221022.294
Young, SS5210123.279
Hamilton, CF5325010.329
Bradley, DH4121100.329
Murphy, RF5121003.289
Boggs, LF5033011.273
Catalanotto, 1B3010013.276
  a-Shelton, PH-1B2000003.220
Saltalamacchia, C5230013.250
Vazquez, 3B3100113.354
Totals431216113921 

a-Flied out for Catalanotto in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Young (13, Sonnanstine), Hamilton (15, Sonnanstine), Saltalamacchia 2 (4, Sonnanstine, Howell), Boggs (5, Sonnanstine).
HR: Hamilton (13, 8th inning off Howell, 3 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young 2; Hamilton 6; Bradley 2; Murphy 2; Boggs 4; Catalanotto; Saltalamacchia 5.
RBI: Hamilton 5 (58), Boggs 3 (13), Bradley (29), Murphy (36), Kinsler (32).
2-out RBI: Boggs 3; Bradley; Murphy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Catalanotto 2; Shelton; Saltalamacchia.
S: Vazquez.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Murphy (5, 2nd base off Howell/Navarro), Kinsler (15, 2nd base off Sonnanstine/Navarro).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Catalanotto-Young-Catalanotto, Young-Kinsler-Shelton, Young-Kinsler-Catalanotto).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4020021.271
  a-Zobrist, PH-2B1000002.231
Crawford, LF3010102.281
  Gomes, LF1000010.222
Upton, CF2000212.304
  b-Riggans, PH1000010.231
Pena, 1B5000034.231
Longoria, 3B3210101.248
Floyd, DH2322200.281
Navarro, C4020021.374
Hinske, RF4112024.257
Bartlett, SS3011020.249
Totals33610561417 

a-Flied out for Iwamura in the 8th. b-Struck out for Upton in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Crawford (6, Padilla).
HR: Floyd (3, 2nd inning off Padilla, 1 on, 1 out), Hinske (10, 4th inning off Padilla, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura 2; Crawford 2; Longoria; Floyd 5; Navarro 2; Hinske 4; Bartlett.
RBI: Floyd 2 (11), Hinske 2 (27), Bartlett (9).
2-out RBI: Hinske 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena; Iwamura; Longoria; Zobrist.
SF: Bartlett.
GIDP: Upton; Hinske; Crawford.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (14, 2nd base off Padilla/Saltalamacchia), Bartlett (7, 2nd base off Padilla/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Longoria (3, fielding).
DP: (Bartlett-Zobrist-Pena).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 7-2)6.075541023.67
Guardado (H, 3)1.01001103.21
Loe 2.02111303.86
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sonnanstine (L, 6-3)5.010721704.98
Howell 2.04551213.74
Glover 2.02001004.86

Howell pitched to 5 batters in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Padilla 108-62, Guardado 19-12, Loe 33-22, Sonnanstine 94-68, Howell 44-26, Glover 33-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Padilla 4-4, Guardado 2-0, Loe 1-2, Sonnanstine 3-5, Howell 4-1, Glover 3-3.
Batters faced: Padilla 27, Guardado 4, Loe 9, Sonnanstine 27, Howell 12, Glover 8.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:17.
Att: 10,511.

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