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Rangers sock three
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Rangers 8, Blue Jays 4
Righty Luis Mendoza allowed four runs on six hits in seven innings. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Gerald Laird hit a pair of two-run homers, the second giving the Rangers the lead for good, and Chris Davis added a solo shot. Right-hander Luis Mendoza was the beneficiary, getting the win by allowing four runs on six hits in seven innings.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (55-56)
Lost 1
Texas 8, Toronto 4   TEX
Texas (58-54)
Won 1
August 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   4 7 0
Texas
0 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 X   8 7 0
Standings thru 8/3/08  |  Recap: TOR | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Rangers stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Inglett, 2B4010000.289
Scutaro, 3B3100101.257
Rios, CF4110001.283
Overbay, 1B4111011.275
Lind, LF3111000.297
Stairs, DH3021010.248
  a-Mench, PH-DH1010000.234
Wilkerson, RF4001013.229
Zaun, C4000012.239
McDonald, SS3000001.203
Totals33474149 

a-Doubled for Stairs in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Overbay (23, Mendoza), Mench (8, Guardado).
TB: Inglett; Rios; Overbay 2; Lind; Stairs 2; Mench 2.
RBI: Overbay (45), Lind (24), Stairs (37), Wilkerson (22).
2-out RBI: Stairs.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McDonald; Overbay; Zaun.
SF: Lind.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Inglett (7, 2nd base off Mendoza/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Overbay-McDonald-Overbay).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4100114.318
Laird, C4224011.314
Young, SS4110010.290
Hamilton, DH1100210.308
Byrd, CF4111012.250
Murphy, RF3000104.268
Boggs, LF3000111.245
Davis, C, 1B4122010.295
Metcalf, 3B1100000.000
  a-Vazquez, PH-3B1011000.322
Totals298785712 

a-Doubled for Metcalf in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Vazquez (17, Camp), Byrd (13, Carlson).
HR: Laird 2 (6, 4th inning off Purcey, 1 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Purcey, 1 on, 2 out), Davis, C (11, 5th inning off Purcey, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Laird 8; Young; Byrd 2; Davis, C 5; Vazquez 2.
RBI: Laird 4 (31), Davis, C 2 (22), Byrd (23), Vazquez (39).
2-out RBI: Laird 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird; Kinsler 2.
SF: Vazquez.
GIDP: Murphy.
Team LOB: 5.

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Purcey (L, 1-2)5.03552438.35
Parrish 1.10001204.43
Camp 0.22110003.38
Carlson 0.22222002.21
Frasor 0.10000103.67
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mendoza (W, 3-4)7.06441207.00
Francisco (H, 12)1.00000103.15
Guardado 1.01000103.16

Camp pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Carlson.
Balk: Carlson.
IBB: Boggs (by Carlson).
HBP: Hamilton (by Purcey), Metcalf (by Purcey).
Pitches-strikes: Purcey 89-59, Parrish 26-14, Camp 15-9, Carlson 21-9, Frasor 7-5, Mendoza 98-62, Francisco 17-11, Guardado 13-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Purcey 5-6, Parrish 1-1, Camp 1-1, Carlson 0-2, Frasor 0-0, Mendoza 13-6, Francisco 1-1, Guardado 0-2.
Batters faced: Purcey 21, Parrish 5, Camp 4, Carlson 6, Frasor 1, Mendoza 28, Francisco 3, Guardado 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Carlson 1-1, Frasor 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 103 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 17,488.
August 3, 2008

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