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Rangers salvage finale
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Rangers 6, Rays 3
David Murphy watches his solo homer in the first inning Sunday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
David Murphy, starting in place of Josh Hamilton, got the Rangers going with a solo homer in the first inning and German Duran -- called up from Triple-A prior to the game -- smacked a two-run shot to lift Texas past Tampa Bay.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (37-26)
Lost 1
Texas 6, Tampa Bay 3   TEX
Texas (32-33)
Won 1
June 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1   3 8 2
Texas
1 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 X   6 11 2
Standings thru 6/8/08  |  Recap: TB | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Rangers stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4120112.272
Crawford, LF5010014.266
Upton, CF2112200.301
Hinske, DH3000022.253
  a-Ruggiano, PH-DH1000001.294
Longoria, 3B4000001.245
Aybar, 1B4110000.289
Navarro, C4020011.333
Gross, RF3010100.232
Bartlett, SS3001004.239
Totals333834515 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Hinske in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Iwamura (10, Mathis).
HR: Upton (5, 6th inning off Mathis, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Iwamura 3; Crawford; Upton 4; Aybar; Navarro 2; Gross.
RBI: Upton 2 (37), Bartlett (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford 2; Iwamura 2.
SF: Bartlett.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (17, 2nd base off Mathis/Laird).
CS: Upton (7, 2nd base by Mathis/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (7, fielding), Upton (3, fielding).
DP: (Bartlett-Iwamura-Aybar).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5020012.308
Catalanotto, 1B4000101.275
Murphy, RF5111013.287
Bradley, DH2210302.340
Boggs, LF5000038.265
Byrd, CF3021112.259
Laird, C4021001.272
Vazquez, SS4221014.331
Duran, 3B4112004.197
Totals3661165727 

BATTING
HR: Murphy (8, 1st inning off Garza, 0 on, 2 out), Duran (2, 4th inning off Garza, 1 on, 1 out), Vazquez (3, 8th inning off Hammel, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Murphy 4; Bradley; Byrd 2; Laird 2; Vazquez 5; Duran 4.
RBI: Murphy (40), Duran 2 (6), Laird (22), Byrd (11), Vazquez (15).
2-out RBI: Murphy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Byrd 2; Murphy; Duran 2; Boggs 2.
GIDP: Laird.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bradley 2 (4, 2nd base off Hammel/Navarro, 2nd base off Garza/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Laird (4, throw), Vazquez (7, fielding).
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Catalanotto, Laird-Vazquez).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza (L, 4-3)4.06331224.38
Hammel 3.15332314.98
Balfour 0.20002203.38
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mathis (W, 2-1)5.15222117.52
Francisco (H, 4)1.22000203.09
Guardado (H, 8)1.00001003.38
Wilson 1.01101204.15

WP: Garza, Hammel.
Pitches-strikes: Garza 77-48, Hammel 53-31, Balfour 20-8, Mathis 94-52, Francisco 27-18, Guardado 17-11, Wilson 28-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Garza 4-6, Hammel 5-2, Balfour 0-0, Mathis 1-12, Francisco 2-1, Guardado 1-2, Wilson 0-1.
Batters faced: Garza 21, Hammel 16, Balfour 4, Mathis 21, Francisco 7, Guardado 4, Wilson 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 1-0.
EjectionsTampa Bay Rays designated hitter Eric Hinske ejected by HP umpire James Hoye. (6th).
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 94 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 22 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:12.
Att: 20,258.

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