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First for Kinsler
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Rangers 3, Rays 0
Ian Kinsler jumps into the stands to catch a foul pop in the second. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Left-hander Matt Harrison shut out the Rays for eight innings, allowing just three hits and striking out a career-high eight. Ian Kinsler hit the first pitch he saw in the first inning for a homer, and the Rangers added two more in the seventh.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (74-48)
Lost 1
Texas 3, Tampa Bay 0   TEX
Texas (62-62)
Won 1
August 16, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 1
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 X   3 9 0
Standings thru 8/16/08  |  Recap: TB | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Rangers stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .277
Zobrist, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .234
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .240
Baldelli, DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250
Aybar, W, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .231
Ruggiano, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Riggans, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .235
Gross, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .228
Bartlett, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .266
Totals 29 0 3 0 1 8 8  

BATTING
TB: Bartlett; Baldelli; Iwamura.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W.
GIDP: Zobrist.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (13, fielding).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 1 2 1 0 2 2 .319
Catalanotto, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .277
  a-Saltalamacchia, PH-DH 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 .238
Young, M, SS 3 0 2 1 1 0 1 .291
Hamilton, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .302
Byrd, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .290
Boggs, LF 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 .239
Laird, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .289
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .263
Vazquez, R, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .308
Totals 34 3 9 3 4 10 19  

a-Singled for Catalanotto in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Boggs (16, Jackson, E), Young, M (28, Howell).
HR: Kinsler (18, 1st inning off Jackson, E, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Saltalamacchia; Kinsler 5; Hamilton; Young, M 3; Laird; Boggs 2; Byrd.
RBI: Kinsler (71), Young, M (66), Boggs (32).
2-out RBI: Boggs.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Boggs; Davis, C 2; Laird 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: (Young, M-Kinsler-Davis, C).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, E (L, 9-8) 6.0 5 1 1 3 6 1 3.97
Howell 0.1 3 2 0 0 1 0 2.36
Bradford 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.25
Miller, T 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.55
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harrison, M (W, 5-2) 8.0 3 0 0 0 8 0 5.77
Guardado (S, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.21

Pitches-strikes: Jackson, E 101-62, Howell 20-15, Bradford 14-8, Miller, T 16-11, Harrison, M 109-78, Guardado 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Jackson, E 7-5, Howell 1-0, Bradford 0-0, Miller, T 0-0, Harrison, M 8-5, Guardado 1-0.
Batters faced: Jackson, E 26, Howell 5, Bradford 3, Miller, T 4, Harrison, M 27, Guardado 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bradford 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 82 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:37.
Att: 29,238.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 16, 2008
August 16, 2008

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