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Aybar comes through
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Rays 5, Rangers 4
Willy Aybar hit the eventual game-winning RBI double in the eighth inning. (Tim Sharp/AP)
Willy Aybar hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to put the Rays on top of the Rangers for good. The Rays scored early on outfielder Gabe Gross's two-run homer in the second inning. Andy Sonnanstine allowed two runs in five innings to pick up a no-decision.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (37-25)
Won 2
Tampa Bay 5, Texas 4   TEX
Texas (31-33)
Lost 2
June 7, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1   5 9 0
Texas
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1   4 9 1
Standings thru 6/7/08  |  Recap: TB | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Rangers stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4000111.269
Crawford, LF5110001.267
Upton, CF3120200.300
Hinske, DH4010115.258
Longoria, 3B4110024.250
Aybar, 1B4012011.293
Gross, RF4112002.230
Riggans, C4010010.250
Bartlett, SS4110011.243
Totals365944715 

BATTING
2B: Longoria (11, Feldman), Upton (17, Benoit), Aybar (6, Benoit).
HR: Gross (4, 2nd inning off Feldman, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Crawford; Upton 3; Hinske; Longoria 2; Aybar 2; Gross 4; Riggans; Bartlett.
RBI: Gross 2 (13), Aybar 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Aybar 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross 2; Hinske.
GIDP: Hinske.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (16, 2nd base off Feldman/Saltalamacchia), Bartlett 2 (12, 2nd base off Wright/Saltalamacchia, 3rd base off Wright/Saltalamacchia).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5120003.307
Young, SS4121011.309
  Shelton, 3B-1B0000100.215
Hamilton, DH5001004.315
Bradley, RF5122023.338
Murphy, CF4000012.289
Boggs, LF3010110.277
Catalanotto, 1B3000001.283
  a-Laird, PH-3B1000001.266
Saltalamacchia, C3000111.257
Vazquez, 3B-SS3120101.325
Totals364944617 

a-Popped out for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bradley (19, Sonnanstine), Boggs (8, Sonnanstine), Kinsler 2 (17, Sonnanstine, Wheeler).
HR: Bradley (14, 8th inning off Miller, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Young 2; Bradley 6; Boggs 2; Vazquez 2.
RBI: Bradley 2 (43), Young (32), Hamilton (69).
2-out RBI: Bradley.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy 2; Vazquez; Kinsler; Young; Bradley.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (12, fielding).
DP: (Kinsler-Young-Catalanotto).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sonnanstine 5.06221304.88
Howell (W, 5-0)2.00001103.38
Miller (H, 7)0.21111113.93
Wheeler (S, 2)1.12111102.22
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Feldman 7.05222514.31
Benoit (L, 3-2)1.02222105.76
Wright 1.02110104.33

WP: Howell, Wright.
IBB: Hinske (by Benoit).
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 86-53, Howell 36-19, Miller 19-9, Wheeler 22-14, Feldman 108-68, Benoit 26-12, Wright 22-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sonnanstine 7-5, Howell 4-1, Miller 0-1, Wheeler 2-1, Feldman 7-9, Benoit 1-1, Wright 1-1.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 22, Howell 7, Miller 4, Wheeler 7, Feldman 27, Benoit 7, Wright 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Wheeler 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 93 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 21 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:07.
Att: 28,788.

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