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Walk-off winners
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Rangers 5, Astros 4
Marlon Byrd greets Ian Kinsler, who scored the winner on David Murphy's hit. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
David Murphy's 10th-inning RBI single lifted the Rangers over the Astros for the fifth time in as many games this season. Earlier, Omar Vizquel tied Luis Aparicio's MLB record for the most career hits by a Venezuelan (2,677), while Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Nelson Cruz homered.
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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 2
Texas 5, Houston 4   TEX
Texas (37-27)
Won 2
June 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Houston
1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0   4 13 3
Texas
1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1   5 11 0
Standings thru 6/17/09  |  Recap: HOU | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Rangers stats
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 4 1 1 0 1 1 3 .293
Keppinger, 3B 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .263
Tejada, M, SS 4 0 0 1 1 0 3 .342
Lee, Ca, DH 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 .312
Berkman, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .248
Pence, RF 5 2 4 1 0 1 0 .328
Rodriguez, I, C 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .246
Matsui, K, 2B 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 .224
Michaels, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .193
Totals 39 4 13 4 3 7 17  

BATTING
2B: Matsui, K (7, Harrison, M), Pence 2 (11, Harrison, M, Wilson, C).
HR: Lee, Ca (12, 4th inning off Harrison, M, 0 on, 0 out), Pence (9, 8th inning off Guardado, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Keppinger 2; Lee, Ca 5; Michaels; Bourn; Rodriguez, I; Pence 9; Matsui, K 3.
RBI: Tejada, M (37), Lee, Ca (41), Matsui, K (13), Pence (27).
2-out RBI: Matsui, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Michaels; Berkman; Bourn 2; Rodriguez, I.
SAC: Matsui, K.
GIDP: Tejada, M 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bourn (23, 2nd base off Harrison, M/Saltalamacchia).
CS: Bourn (6, 2nd base by Wilson, C/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez, I 2 (2, throw, throw), Keppinger (2, fielding).
DP: (Keppinger-Matsui, K-Berkman).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .271
Young, M, 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 .320
Blalock, DH 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 .251
Cruz, N, RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 4 .278
Murphy, Dv, LF 5 0 1 1 0 2 3 .257
Byrd, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .293
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .200
Saltalamacchia, C 4 1 1 1 0 3 1 .247
Vizquel, SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .323
  a-Jones, An, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .246
  Andrus, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Totals 38 5 11 4 2 9 17  

a-Struck out for Vizquel in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (14, Ortiz, Ru), Byrd (20, Valverde).
HR: Saltalamacchia (6, 3rd inning off Ortiz, Ru, 0 on, 0 out), Cruz, N (18, 4th inning off Ortiz, Ru, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 3; Blalock; Saltalamacchia 4; Cruz, N 5; Young, M 2; Vizquel; Byrd 2; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Saltalamacchia (25), Cruz, N (44), Kinsler (47), Murphy, Dv (14).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C 2; Jones, An.
SF: Kinsler.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler 2 (13, 3rd base off Ortiz, Ru/Rodriguez, I, 2nd base off Fulchino/Rodriguez, I), Vizquel (4, 2nd base off Ortiz, Ru/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Harrison, M-Vizquel-Davis, C, Young, M-Kinsler-Davis, C).

 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ortiz, Ru 6.0 7 4 3 1 5 2 3.60
Sampson 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.31
Hawkins 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.48
Valverde 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.35
Fulchino (L, 2-2) 0.1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2.54
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harrison, M 5.0 6 3 3 3 3 1 5.43
Grilli (H, 4) 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 5.79
O'Day (H, 7) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.78
Guardado (BS, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 6.00
Wilson, C (W, 4-3) 2.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2.89

IBB: Blalock (by Fulchino).
Pitches-strikes: Ortiz, Ru 81-55, Sampson 10-6, Hawkins 14-10, Valverde 13-10, Fulchino 16-8, Harrison, M 86-49, Grilli 20-14, O'Day 21-15, Guardado 23-16, Wilson, C 30-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ortiz, Ru 6-4, Sampson 0-1, Hawkins 1-0, Valverde 0-1, Fulchino 1-1, Harrison, M 7-2, Grilli 1-0, O'Day 1-0, Guardado 3-0, Wilson, C 3-0.
Batters faced: Ortiz, Ru 25, Sampson 3, Hawkins 4, Valverde 4, Fulchino 5, Harrison, M 23, Grilli 5, O'Day 3, Guardado 4, Wilson, C 8.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 94 degrees, clear.
Wind: 18 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:06.
Att: 32,425.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
June 17, 2009
June 17, 2009

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