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.
Game Scores: Jackson, E , Harrison, M . 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