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Texas holds 'em
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Rangers 3, Astros 2
Frank Catalanotto greets Max Ramirez, who hit a homer in the fourth inning.  (AP)
In just his second big league start, Max Ramirez picked up a couple firsts: his first hit and his first Major League home run. The catcher's offense combined with five scoreless innings from the bullpen helped the Rangers even up the Lone Star Series in Houston.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (40-39)
Won 1
Texas 3, Houston 2   HOU
Houston (36-42)
Lost 1
June 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   3 8 2
Houston
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 10 0
Standings thru 6/25/08  |  Recap: TEX | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Astros stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .306
Vazquez, 3B 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .325
Young, M, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .278
Murphy, Dv, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .270
Byrd, CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .248
Catalanotto, 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .281
Ramirez, M, C 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 .286
Boggs, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .266
Feldman, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  a-Duran, G, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .216
  Mendoza, L, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Guardado, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wilson, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 3 8 3 0 7 11  

a-Struck out for Feldman in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Boggs (10, Oswalt).
3B: Kinsler (3, Oswalt).
HR: Ramirez, M (1, 4th inning off Oswalt, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Young, M; Catalanotto 2; Ramirez, M 5; Boggs 2.
RBI: Vazquez (27), Ramirez, M 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vazquez.
SAC: Mendoza, L.
SF: Vazquez.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Catalanotto (1, 2nd base by Sampson/Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Mendoza, L (1, pickoff), Vazquez (8, fielding).
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Catalanotto, Catalanotto-Young, M).

 
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 4 1 2 2 1 1 2 .230
Loretta, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 .256
Tejada, M, SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .290
Berkman, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .360
Lee, Ca, LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .276
  1-Abercrombie, PR-LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Pence, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .269
Wigginton, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .272
Ausmus, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .214
Oswalt, P 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 .242
  a-Erstad, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .299
  Sampson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105
  b-Blum, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .230
Totals 36 2 10 2 3 5 22  

a-Singled for Oswalt in the 7th. b-Struck out for Sampson in the 9th.
1-Ran for Lee, Ca in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Berkman 2 (26, Feldman, Mendoza, L), Lee, Ca (22, Guardado), Wigginton (11, Wilson, C).
HR: Bourn (4, 2nd inning off Feldman, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Bourn 5; Tejada, M; Berkman 4; Lee, Ca 2; Wigginton 2; Oswalt 2; Erstad.
RBI: Bourn 2 (15).
2-out RBI: Bourn 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pence 3; Lee, Ca; Tejada, M 3; Loretta.
Team RISP: 0-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Tejada, M (6, 2nd base off Feldman/Ramirez, M), Bourn (29, 3rd base off Feldman/Ramirez, M).

FIELDING
DP: (Ausmus-Loretta).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman 4.0 6 2 2 2 2 1 4.60
Mendoza, L (W, 1-2) 3.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 5.74
Guardado (H, 13) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.42
Wilson, C (S, 16) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.73
 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Oswalt (L, 6-8) 7.0 7 3 3 0 5 1 4.77
Sampson 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.29

IBB: Lee, Ca (by Feldman).
Pitches-strikes: Feldman 99-60, Mendoza, L 38-25, Guardado 14-8, Wilson, C 25-17, Oswalt 108-74, Sampson 22-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 5-3, Mendoza, L 5-1, Guardado 0-1, Wilson, C 2-1, Oswalt 7-6, Sampson 2-1.
Batters faced: Feldman 19, Mendoza, L 11, Guardado 3, Wilson, C 6, Oswalt 29, Sampson 6.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:53.
Att: 32,567.
June 25, 2008

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