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Astros' bats quiet
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Rangers 6, Astros 3
Brian Moehler (right) allowed six runs in five-plus innings. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Miguel Tejada continued his recent power surge when he went deep in the first inning for his third home run in four games. Geoff Blum added his first long ball of the season, but the rest of the Astros were quiet during their third straight loss.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (25-17)
Won 2
Texas 6, Houston 3   HOU
Houston (18-24)
Lost 3
May 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0   6 11 1
Houston
1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   3 6 1
Standings thru 5/23/09  |  Recap: TEX | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Astros stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Vizquel, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 .372
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .232
Hamilton, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .237
Cruz, N, RF 4 2 2 4 0 1 0 .285
Blalock, 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .250
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .203
Saltalamacchia, C 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .252
Andrus, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .290
Feldman, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  O'Day, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Guardado, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Byrd, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289
  Wilson, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 36 6 11 5 0 9 8  

a-Grounded out for Guardado in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hamilton (2, Moehler), Blalock (9, Moehler), Murphy, Dv (5, Moehler).
HR: Cruz, N 2 (11, 4th inning off Moehler, 2 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Moehler, 0 on, 0 out), Blalock (11, 6th inning off Moehler, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hamilton 2; Andrus; Blalock 7; Saltalamacchia; Cruz, N 8; Vizquel 2; Murphy, Dv 2.
RBI: Cruz, N 4 (30), Blalock (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Saltalamacchia; Hamilton; Vizquel.
SAC: Feldman.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Feldman (1, throw).

 
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .291
Tejada, M, SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .329
Berkman, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .232
Lee, Ca, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .325
Pence, RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 .351
Blum, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 .264
Rodriguez, I, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .262
Matsui, K, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .229
Moehler, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Byrdak, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Maysonet, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wright, W, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Erstad, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .156
  Fulchino, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 3 6 3 3 6 7  

a-Grounded out for Byrdak in the 6th. b-Walked for Wright, W in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Tejada, M (5, 1st inning off Feldman, 0 on, 1 out), Blum (1, 7th inning off Feldman, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Blum 4; Tejada, M 5; Lee, Ca; Pence 2.
RBI: Tejada, M (25), Blum 2 (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bourn.
Team RISP: 1-for-2.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Pence (3, 2nd base by Feldman/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Lee, Ca (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Pence (Vizquel at home).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (W, 3-0) 6.2 5 3 3 2 5 2 4.04
O'Day (H, 3) 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.29
Guardado (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.59
Wilson, C (S, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.50
 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Moehler (L, 1-3) 5.0 9 6 6 0 4 3 8.31
Byrdak 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Wright, W 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7.24
Fulchino 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4.60

Moehler pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Feldman 107-68, O'Day 8-4, Guardado 14-8, Wilson, C 9-7, Moehler 68-50, Byrdak 12-8, Wright, W 16-10, Fulchino 22-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 7-2, O'Day 0-0, Guardado 1-2, Wilson, C 2-1, Moehler 6-1, Byrdak 1-0, Wright, W 0-1, Fulchino 3-1.
Batters faced: Feldman 26, O'Day 2, Guardado 3, Wilson, C 4, Moehler 23, Byrdak 3, Wright, W 3, Fulchino 8.
Inherited runners-scored: O'Day 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian O'Nora. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:48.
Att: 36,019.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
May 23, 2009
May 23, 2009

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