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Murphy's law
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Rangers 9, Blue Jays 8
Tommy Hunter allowed six runs in his Major League debut. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
David Murphy's third hit of the game was his biggest -- a one-out, two-run single down the left-field line to give the Rangers a thrilling come-from-behind win. Murphy drove in Michael Young and Brandon Boggs four innings after driving in two runs to tie the game at 6.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (54-55)
Lost 3
Texas 9, Toronto 8   TEX
Texas (57-53)
Won 1
August 1, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2   8 13 1
Texas
0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 3   9 12 3
Standings thru 8/1/08  |  Recap: TOR | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Rangers stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Inglett, RF4110012.292
Scutaro, SS-2B5020001.258
Rios, CF5221002.281
Overbay, 1B4122002.277
Lind, LF5111015.305
  Wilkerson, LF0000000.228
Stairs, DH2110210.246
  a-Mench, PH-DH1001000.224
Barajas, C5120001.255
Rolen, 3B4113013.254
Eckstein, 2B4010012.271
  McDonald, SS0000000.211
Totals3981382518 

a-Grounded out for Stairs in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Barajas (14, Hunter), Eckstein (16, Guardado).
3B: Lind (3, Wilson).
HR: Rolen (7, 2nd inning off Hunter, 2 on, 0 out), Overbay (8, 3rd inning off Hunter, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Inglett; Scutaro 2; Rios 2; Overbay 5; Lind 3; Stairs; Barajas 3; Rolen 4; Eckstein 2.
RBI: Rolen 3 (34), Overbay 2 (43), Rios (48), Lind (23), Mench (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lind; Eckstein 2; Inglett.
S: Inglett.
GIDP: Lind.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Rolen (6, throw).
Outfield assists: Rios (Byrd at 3rd base).
Pickoffs: Carlson (Laird at 1st base).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5110001.324
Catalanotto, DH3221000.287
  a-Saltalamacchia, PH-DH0100100.235
Young, SS5221002.293
Hamilton, CF3112022.306
  Boggs, LF2111001.250
Byrd, RF-CF2010300.255
Murphy, LF-RF5034003.268
Laird, C4000012.307
Davis, C, 1B4000011.296
Vazquez, 3B3110100.319
  Metcalf, 3B0000000.000
Totals3691295412 

a-Walked for Catalanotto in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Murphy (28, Marcum), Catalanotto (18, Marcum), Young (26, Marcum), Boggs (13, Ryan).
HR: Hamilton (26, 4th inning off Marcum, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler; Catalanotto 3; Young 3; Hamilton 4; Boggs 2; Byrd; Murphy 4; Vazquez.
RBI: Hamilton 2 (106), Catalanotto (14), Young (60), Murphy 4 (71), Boggs (30).
2-out RBI: Murphy 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird; Murphy.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Laird (3, 2nd base by Carlson/Barajas).
PO: Laird (1st base by Carlson).

FIELDING
E: Hunter (1, interference), Laird (6, catcher interference), Kinsler (18, fielding).
Outfield assists: Boggs (Eckstein at home).
DP: 2 (Rupe-Young-Davis, C, Boggs-Laird).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marcum 4.17661213.57
Carlson 1.11002101.80
League 1.21000003.21
Downs 0.20000101.43
Ryan (BS, 3)(L, 2-4)0.13332003.41
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hunter 5.086624210.80
Rupe 1.02000004.03
Francisco 1.00000103.22
Guardado 1.01000003.24
Wilson (W, 2-2)1.02220005.28

IBB: Byrd (by Carlson), Byrd (by Ryan).
HBP: Catalanotto (by League).
Pitches-strikes: Marcum 81-47, Carlson 29-13, League 22-17, Downs 11-7, Ryan 27-15, Hunter 87-52, Rupe 13-8, Francisco 16-10, Guardado 8-6, Wilson 13-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Marcum 6-5, Carlson 0-1, League 4-1, Downs 1-0, Ryan 1-0, Hunter 4-7, Rupe 2-1, Francisco 0-2, Guardado 1-1, Wilson 1-2.
Batters faced: Marcum 21, Carlson 6, League 7, Downs 2, Ryan 6, Hunter 28, Rupe 4, Francisco 3, Guardado 3, Wilson 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Carlson 2-2, League 1-0.
EjectionsToronto Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Carlson ejected by HP umpire Angel Campos. (6th).
Umpires: HP: Angel Campos. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 100 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:06.
Att: 23,973.
August 1, 2008

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