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Kinsler supports ace
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Rangers 6, Astros 1
Kevin Millwood allowed one run on four hits and three walks Tuesday. (Tom Pennington/AP)
Kevin Millwood struck out six over seven strong innings, and Ian Kinsler homered twice as the Rangers clinched a victory in the Lone Star Series against the Astros. David Murphy also homered and Michael Young drove in two runs.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 06/16: TEX 6, HOU 1
  • Wed. 06/17: TEX 5, HOU 4
  • Thu. 06/18: HOU 5, TEX 3
HOU
Houston (29-34)
Lost 1
Texas 6, Houston 1   TEX
Texas (36-27)
Won 1
June 16, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
Texas
2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 X   6 9 0
Standings thru 6/16/09  |  Recap: HOU | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Rangers stats
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .294
Tejada, M, SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .348
Pence, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .317
Lee, Ca, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .309
Berkman, 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .254
Rodriguez, I, C 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .247
Matsui, K, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .215
Erstad, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .111
Maysonet, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .315
Totals 29 1 5 1 4 6 16  

BATTING
2B: Bourn (14, Millwood).
HR: Rodriguez, I (6, 5th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Tejada, M 2; Bourn 3; Rodriguez, I 4.
RBI: Rodriguez, I (27).
GIDP: Lee, Ca, Berkman.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bourn (5, 3rd base by Millwood/Saltalamacchia).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 3 3 2 1 0 0 .268
Young, M, 3B 4 1 2 2 1 1 1 .319
Jones, An, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .248
Cruz, N, RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .276
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 1 2 1 0 2 4 .259
Byrd, CF 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 .292
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .204
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .247
Andrus, SS 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 .256
Totals 33 6 9 6 5 7 16  

BATTING
2B: Young, M (22, Rodriguez, W).
HR: Kinsler 2 (17, 1st inning off Rodriguez, W, 0 on, 0 out; 2nd inning off Rodriguez, W, 0 on, 2 out), Murphy, Dv (3, 3rd inning off Rodriguez, W, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 9; Young, M 3; Murphy, Dv 5; Byrd 2.
RBI: Kinsler 2 (46), Byrd (29), Murphy, Dv (13), Young, M 2 (25).
2-out RBI: Byrd; Kinsler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Murphy, Dv.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Saltalamacchia-Young, M, Andrus-Davis, C, Kinsler-Andrus-Davis, C).

 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rodriguez, W (L, 5-6) 4.0 6 6 6 5 4 3 3.33
Arias 3.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2.50
Byrdak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.42
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood (W, 7-4) 7.0 4 1 1 3 6 1 2.62
Jennings 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.00

IBB: Cruz, N (by Rodriguez, W).
Pitches-strikes: Rodriguez, W 103-55, Arias 37-26, Byrdak 15-10, Millwood 115-66, Jennings 29-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rodriguez, W 4-2, Arias 5-1, Byrdak 3-0, Millwood 6-5, Jennings 3-2.
Batters faced: Rodriguez, W 23, Arias 11, Byrdak 4, Millwood 26, Jennings 7.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 98 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:37.
Att: 21,676.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
June 16, 2009
June 16, 2009

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