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Gabbard gets hook
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Mets 4, Rangers 2
Marlon Byrd misplayed a fly ball in the third inning on Sunday. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Michael Young and Josh Hamilton gave the Rangers an edge with a pair of RBI singles, but Kason Gabbard allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings during Game 2 , allowing a go-ahead single to Robinson Cancel, as the Texas split the twin bill.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (35-36)
Lost 1
NY Mets 4, Texas 2   NYM
NY Mets (33-35)
Won 1
June 15, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
NY Mets
0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 X   4 13 1
Standings thru 6/15/08  |  Recap: TEX | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Mets stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4100001.305
Catalanotto, 1B3110001.271
  b-Shelton, PH-1B1000000.213
Young, SS3011100.290
Hamilton, CF4011011.314
Murphy, LF4000013.282
Byrd, RF4010022.269
Saltalamacchia, C4010010.244
Vazquez, 3B3000021.336
Gabbard, P2010001.500
  Rupe, P0000000.000
  a-Duran, PH1000000.194
  Mathis, P0000000.000
Totals332621710 

a-Grounded out for Rupe in the 7th. b-Lined out for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Catalanotto (13, Martinez, P).
TB: Catalanotto 2; Young; Hamilton; Byrd; Saltalamacchia; Gabbard.
RBI: Young (33), Hamilton (73).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy; Byrd.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Vazquez-Kinsler-Catalanotto, Catalanotto-Young-Catalanotto).

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4100111.286
Castillo, 2B4120103.264
Wright, 3B4031101.276
Beltran, CF5121005.271
Easley, LF4120002.250
  Chavez, RF0000000.218
Delgado, 1B4010002.246
Castro, C4000024.282
Tatis, RF-LF3010100.250
Martinez, P, P2000011.250
  a-Cancel, R, PH1012000.500
  Feliciano, P0000000.000
  Sanchez, P0000000.000
  b-Anderson, PH1010000.169
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals3641344419 

a-Singled for Martinez, P in the 6th. b-Singled for Sanchez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Easley (6, Gabbard).
TB: Castillo 2; Wright 3; Beltran 2; Easley 3; Delgado; Tatis; Cancel, R; Anderson.
RBI: Wright (50), Beltran (45), Cancel, R 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Wright; Beltran; Cancel, R 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Easley; Castillo 2; Castro; Beltran 2.
GIDP: Wright; Beltran.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Easley (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Tatis (Byrd at 3rd base).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard (L, 1-3)5.28443404.94
Rupe 0.10000004.06
Mathis 2.05001006.85
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Martinez, P (W, 2-0)6.06211405.31
Feliciano (H, 6)1.00000102.67
Sanchez (H, 9)1.00000004.88
Wagner (S, 14)1.00000202.25

WP: Gabbard.
IBB: Tatis (by Gabbard).
Pitches-strikes: Gabbard 99-62, Rupe 6-3, Mathis 50-27, Martinez, P 92-64, Feliciano 8-6, Sanchez 11-7, Wagner 14-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gabbard 12-2, Rupe 1-0, Mathis 4-2, Martinez, P 10-3, Feliciano 1-1, Sanchez 2-1, Wagner 1-0.
Batters faced: Gabbard 28, Rupe 1, Mathis 11, Martinez, P 25, Feliciano 3, Sanchez 3, Wagner 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rupe 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Damien Beal.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 55,438.

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