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Home run parade
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Rays 7, Rangers 0
Eric Hinske (left) and Cliff Floyd celebrate Hinske's two-run homer in the fifth inning. (AP)
Matt Garza shut out the Rangers, allowing just two hits while striking out nine, and didn't allow a hit for 5 2/3 innings. After Willy Aybar homered in the fourth inning, Carlos Pena, Eric Hinske and Gabe Gross followed suit in fifth.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (74-47)
Won 3
Tampa Bay 7, Texas 0   TEX
Texas (61-62)
Lost 4
August 15, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 1   7 13 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 1
Standings thru 8/15/08  |  Recap: TB | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Rangers stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 2 4 .277
Upton, B, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .264
  Ruggiano, CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Pena, C, 1B 3 3 1 1 2 1 2 .243
Floyd, C, DH 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 .265
Aybar, W, 3B 4 1 2 1 1 1 2 .235
Hinske, LF 5 1 1 2 0 0 6 .252
Gross, RF 4 1 2 1 1 2 1 .231
Riggans, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .242
Bartlett, SS 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 .265
Totals 39 7 13 6 4 12 23  

BATTING
2B: Floyd, C 2 (8, Millwood, Rupe).
HR: Aybar, W (7, 4th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 0 out), Pena, C (24, 5th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 1 out), Hinske (18, 5th inning off Millwood, 1 on, 2 out), Gross (10, 5th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Aybar, W 5; Gross 5; Hinske 4; Upton, B; Floyd, C 4; Pena, C 4; Riggans; Iwamura.
RBI: Aybar, W (17), Pena, C (68), Hinske 2 (52), Gross (29), Floyd, C (23).
2-out RBI: Hinske 2; Gross.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske 2; Iwamura 2; Riggans; Gross.
GIDP: Upton, B, Hinske.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gross (3, 2nd base off Millwood/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .318
Young, M, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288
Hamilton, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .302
Bradley, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .317
Byrd, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .291
  Ellison, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Boggs, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .237
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .270
Laird, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .289
Vazquez, R, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .312
Totals 28 0 2 0 2 9 6  

BATTING
TB: Hamilton; Kinsler.
GIDP: Vazquez, R.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Wright, J (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Young, M-Kinsler-Davis, C, Kinsler-Young, M-Davis, C).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (W, 10-7) 9.0 2 0 0 2 9 0 3.63
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood (L, 6-7) 4.2 10 5 5 1 7 4 5.58
Rupe 2.1 2 1 1 2 2 0 3.95
Wright, J 2.0 1 1 0 1 3 0 4.46

WP: Millwood.
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 119-78, Millwood 94-60, Rupe 40-20, Wright, J 33-21.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 9-5, Millwood 4-3, Rupe 4-0, Wright, J 3-0.
Batters faced: Garza, M 30, Millwood 25, Rupe 10, Wright, J 8.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 83 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 20,223.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 15, 2008
August 15, 2008

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