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Lone stars shine
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Rangers 5, Astros 0
Brandon McCarthy celebrates going the distance in the Lone Star series finale. (AP)
The Rangers, behind Brandon McCarthy's first career shutout, used homers by Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler and Jarrod Saltalamacchia to drop the Astros in the finale and claim bragging rights to the Lone Star series with a decisive sweep.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (26-17)
Won 3
Texas 5, Houston 0   HOU
Houston (18-24)
Lost 4
May 24, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0   5 11 0
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 9 0
Standings thru 5/24/09  |  Recap: TEX | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Astros stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 .284
Young, M, 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .343
Hamilton, CF 4 2 3 1 1 0 1 .257
Cruz, N, RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 3 .288
Byrd, LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .290
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .204
Saltalamacchia, C 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .252
Andrus, SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .291
McCarthy, P 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Totals 36 5 11 5 3 1 12  

BATTING
2B: Byrd (15, Hampton), Hamilton (3, Hampton), Young, M (16, Hampton), Andrus (4, Ortiz, Ru).
HR: Hamilton (6, 1st inning off Hampton, 0 on, 2 out), Kinsler (12, 3rd inning off Hampton, 0 on, 0 out), Saltalamacchia (5, 4th inning off Hampton, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Saltalamacchia 4; Davis, C; Kinsler 4; Andrus 2; Hamilton 7; Cruz, N 2; Young, M 2; Byrd 2.
RBI: Hamilton (20), Kinsler (33), Cruz, N (31), Byrd (19), Saltalamacchia (19).
2-out RBI: Hamilton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C 2; Byrd; McCarthy 2.
SF: Byrd.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cruz, N (7, 2nd base off Hampton/Quintero).
CS: Cruz, N (1, 3rd base by Hampton/Quintero).

 
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .282
Tejada, M, SS 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 .345
Berkman, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .225
Lee, Ca, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .317
Pence, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .348
Blum, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .266
  Maysonet, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Matsui, K, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .224
Quintero, C 4 0 2 0 0 1 3 .190
Hampton, P 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .375
  a-Michaels, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .188
  Ortiz, Ru, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  b-Erstad, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .152
Totals 36 0 9 0 1 6 19  

a-Struck out for Hampton in the 5th. b-Popped out for Ortiz, Ru in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Tejada, M (15, McCarthy).
TB: Hampton; Blum; Tejada, M 5; Quintero 2; Pence.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Quintero 2; Lee, Ca 2; Berkman 2; Bourn.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Tejada, M (2, 2nd base off McCarthy/Saltalamacchia).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy (W, 4-2) 9.0 9 0 0 1 6 0 4.67
 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hampton (L, 2-4) 5.0 8 5 5 1 0 3 5.63
Ortiz, Ru 4.0 3 0 0 2 1 0 4.88

Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 124-83, Hampton 75-47, Ortiz, Ru 75-47.
Groundouts-flyouts: McCarthy 7-7, Hampton 5-5, Ortiz, Ru 8-2.
Batters faced: McCarthy 37, Hampton 23, Ortiz, Ru 17.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:37.
Att: 36,749.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
May 24, 2009
May 24, 2009

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