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Big lead slips away
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Rangers 8, Phillies 7
Brett Myers, now winless since May 30, had the shortest outing of his career. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Staked to a four-run lead after Pedro Feliz's grand slam in the third inning, starter Brett Myers' struggles continued as he gave up five runs over just two-plus frames. Chris Coste and Jayson Worth also went deep, but it wasn't quite enough.
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Series at a glance:
PHI
Philadelphia (43-38)
Lost 2
Texas 8, Philadelphia 7   TEX
Texas (41-40)
Won 1
June 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1   7 7 0
Texas
1 0 5 0 1 0 0 1 X   8 12 1
Standings thru 6/27/08  |  Recap: PHI | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Phillies stats  |  Rangers stats
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Werth, RF5221011.262
Utley, 2B4110121.293
Rollins, SS5001024.265
Burrell, LF3110210.273
  2-Jenkins, PR0000000.239
Howard, DH4010134.214
Feliz, 3B3114102.264
  1-Taguchi, PR0000000.206
  Dobbs, 1B1000002.333
Victorino, CF3000112.276
Coste, C4111003.313
Bruntlett, 1B-3B2100101.241
Totals3477771020 


1-Ran for Feliz in the 8th. 2-Ran for Burrell in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Burrell (19, Wilson).
HR: Feliz (9, 3rd inning off Gabbard, 3 on, 2 out), Coste (7, 4th inning off Gabbard, 0 on, 0 out), Werth (11, 9th inning off Wilson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Werth 5; Utley; Burrell 2; Howard; Feliz 4; Coste 4.
RBI: Rollins (27), Feliz 4 (39), Coste (20), Werth (30).
2-out RBI: Feliz 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Coste; Utley; Bruntlett; Dobbs.
GIDP: Rollins.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taguchi (2, 2nd base off Guardado/Saltalamacchia), Bruntlett (8, 2nd base off Francisco/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Feliz-Utley-Bruntlett, Bruntlett-Rollins-Myers).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4331100.313
Young, SS5120001.276
Hamilton, RF3112101.310
Bradley, DH3211102.330
Murphy, LF4021102.275
Byrd, CF2010202.252
Davis, C, 1B4112035.400
Saltalamacchia, C4010023.212
Vazquez, 3B4000025.318
Totals3381276721 

BATTING
2B: Murphy (23, Myers), Kinsler 2 (25, Myers, Madson), Young (19, Seanez).
HR: Kinsler (13, 1st inning off Myers, 0 on, 0 out), Davis, C (1, 3rd inning off Condrey, 1 on, 2 out), Bradley (16, 5th inning off Condrey, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 8; Young 3; Hamilton; Bradley 4; Murphy 3; Byrd; Davis, C 4; Saltalamacchia.
RBI: Kinsler (49), Hamilton 2 (78), Murphy (52), Davis, C 2 (2), Bradley (49).
2-out RBI: Davis, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vazquez 3; Bradley; Murphy.
SF: Hamilton.
GIDP: Bradley; Byrd.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (20, 2nd base off Seanez/Coste).

FIELDING
E: Gabbard (1, fielding).
DP: (Kinsler-Young-Davis, C).

 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Myers 2.05554215.84
Condrey (L, 1-1)2.25220124.36
Madson 1.11000102.90
Romero 1.00001201.74
Seanez 1.01111102.45
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard 3.14615424.82
Rupe (W, 3-1)2.10001103.43
Francisco (H, 6)1.10000303.82
Guardado (H, 14)1.00001103.29
Wilson (S, 17)1.03110114.86

Myers pitched to 5 batters in the 3rd.

WP: Gabbard.
IBB: Burrell (by Gabbard).
HBP: Bradley (by Seanez), Bruntlett (by Rupe).
Pitches-strikes: Myers 66-33, Condrey 46-34, Madson 18-11, Romero 23-14, Seanez 20-12, Gabbard 84-39, Rupe 28-16, Francisco 23-16, Guardado 22-14, Wilson 25-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Myers 3-1, Condrey 4-3, Madson 2-1, Romero 1-0, Seanez 1-1, Gabbard 5-1, Rupe 4-2, Francisco 1-0, Guardado 0-2, Wilson 2-0.
Batters faced: Myers 14, Condrey 12, Madson 5, Romero 4, Seanez 6, Gabbard 20, Rupe 8, Francisco 4, Guardado 4, Wilson 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Condrey 3-2, Madson 3-0, Rupe 2-0, Francisco 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 97 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:28.
Att: 28,623.

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