Ian Kinsler jumps into the stands to catch a foul pop in the second. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
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.
Pitches-strikes: Jackson, E 101-62, Howell 20-15, Bradford 14-8, Miller, T 16-11, Harrison 109-78, Guardado 15-10. Groundouts-flyouts:
Jackson, E 7-5, Howell 1-0, Bradford 0-0, Miller, T 0-0, Harrison 8-5, Guardado 1-0. Batters faced: Jackson, E
26, Howell 5, Bradford 3, Miller, T 4, Harrison 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. August 16, 2008
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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