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Rangers drop opener
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Astros 4, Rangers 3
Eric Hurley took his first Major League loss on Tuesday night. (AP)
Eric Hurley allowed two runs in six innings and took his first Major League loss. Ian Kinsler led off the game with a double and came around to score on a Michael Young single for the Rangers' only run until Ramon Vazquez's ninth-inning homer.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (39-39)
Lost 1
Houston 4, Texas 3   HOU
Houston (36-41)
Won 2
June 24, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 7 0
Houston
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 X   4 8 0
Standings thru 6/24/08  |  Recap: TEX | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Astros stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5110011.303
Catalanotto, 1B3010101.276
Young, SS2011201.278
Hamilton, CF2000011.310
  Boggs, LF2010003.266
Byrd, RF-CF4000012.256
Murphy, LF-RF4010010.273
Saltalamacchia, C2100210.219
Vazquez, 3B4112012.331
Hurley, E, P2010010.500
  a-Bradley, PH1000002.330
  Francisco, P0000000.000
  Benoit, P0000000.000
  Rupe, P0000000.000
  b-Shelton, PH1000010.216
Totals323735813 

a-Flied out for Hurley, E in the 7th. b-Struck out for Rupe in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (23, Moehler), Murphy (22, Moehler).
HR: Vazquez (5, 9th inning off Valverde, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Catalanotto; Young; Boggs; Murphy 2; Vazquez 4; Hurley, E.
RBI: Young (39), Vazquez 2 (26).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Boggs 2; Bradley; Byrd 2.
GIDP: Hamilton; Young.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Boggs (2, 2nd base off Valverde/Quintero), Young (5, 3rd base off Valverde/Quintero).

FIELDING
DP: (Young-Kinsler).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bourn, CF3000100.226
Loretta, 2B3010100.266
  Valverde, P0000000.000
Tejada, SS3100102.291
Berkman, 1B3222101.358
Lee, LF4010002.275
  1-Abercrombie, PR-LF0000000.222
Pence, RF4010002.273
Wigginton, 3B3121102.270
Quintero, C4011005.222
Moehler, P2000011.000
  Wright, P0000000.000
  a-Erstad, PH1000000.292
  Brocail, P0000000.000
  Newhan, 2B0000000.000
Totals304845115 

a-Grounded out for Wright in the 7th.
1-Ran for Lee in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Berkman (24, Hurley, E), Quintero (2, Hurley, E), Loretta (8, Hurley, E), Lee (21, Benoit).
HR: Berkman (21, 8th inning off Benoit, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Loretta 2; Berkman 6; Lee 2; Pence; Wigginton 2; Quintero 2.
RBI: Wigginton (12), Quintero (1), Berkman 2 (62).
2-out RBI: Wigginton; Quintero.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moehler; Berkman; Quintero.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bourn (7, 2nd base by Hurley, E/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Tejada-Berkman, Berkman-Tejada-Berkman).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hurley, E (L, 0-1)6.06223104.24
Francisco 1.00000003.99
Benoit 0.12222016.10
Rupe 0.20000003.70
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moehler (W, 4-3)6.15112504.03
Wright (H, 6)0.20001004.85
Brocail (H, 14)0.21001003.29
Valverde (S, 19)1.11221314.34

Pitches-strikes: Hurley, E 88-53, Francisco 10-7, Benoit 19-7, Rupe 2-2, Moehler 93-58, Wright 13-7, Brocail 18-8, Valverde 27-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hurley, E 4-12, Francisco 2-1, Benoit 0-1, Rupe 0-1, Moehler 8-6, Wright 1-1, Brocail 1-1, Valverde 0-1.
Batters faced: Hurley, E 26, Francisco 3, Benoit 5, Rupe 1, Moehler 24, Wright 3, Brocail 4, Valverde 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Rupe 2-0, Wright 1-0, Valverde 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 2:51.
Att: 40,052.

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