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Clean sweep elusive
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Astros 5, Rangers 3
Vicente Padilla battled through a 107-pitch start against the Astros. (Ronald Martinez/Getty)
Bidding to take all six games against the Astros this season, the Rangers came out swinging with early solo homers by Michael Young and Chris Davis. But after Vicente Padilla toiled through six innings, Jason Jennings allowed two late runs to unlock a tie game and take the loss.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (30-35)
Won 1
Houston 5, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (37-28)
Lost 1
June 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0   5 11 1
Texas
1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 0
Standings thru 6/18/09  |  Recap: HOU | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Astros stats  |  Rangers stats
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bourn, CF 5 0 2 1 0 1 1 .295
Keppinger, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .256
Tejada, M, SS 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 .341
Lee, Ca, DH 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 .315
Berkman, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 4 .243
Pence, RF 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .326
Matsui, K, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .231
Erstad, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .119
Quintero, C 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 .300
Totals 36 5 11 4 4 4 17  

BATTING
2B: Erstad (2, Padilla).
3B: Bourn (5, Jennings).
HR: Pence (10, 8th inning off Jennings, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Erstad 2; Lee, Ca 2; Tejada, M; Bourn 4; Quintero 2; Pence 4; Matsui, K 2.
RBI: Quintero (9), Lee, Ca (42), Pence (28), Bourn (15).
2-out RBI: Quintero; Bourn.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman 3; Quintero 2; Keppinger.
SAC: Keppinger.
GIDP: Erstad.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Quintero (4, throw).
Outfield assists: Pence (Andrus at 1st base).
DP: 3 (Keppinger-Berkman, Pence-Berkman, Tejada, M-Berkman).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .267
Young, M, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .323
Blalock, DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .247
Cruz, N, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .278
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .266
Byrd, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .287
Davis, C, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 3 .201
Teagarden, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .228
  a-Jones, An, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243
Andrus, SS 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 .260
Totals 31 3 7 2 4 5 13  

a-Lined out for Teagarden in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Young, M (9, 1st inning off Backe, 0 on, 1 out), Davis, C (13, 2nd inning off Backe, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Andrus; Davis, C 4; Cruz, N; Young, M 5; Murphy, Dv 2.
RBI: Young, M (26), Davis, C (28).
2-out RBI: Davis, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Teagarden; Cruz, N; Jones, An.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cruz, N (11, 3rd base off Backe/Quintero), Murphy, Dv (5, 2nd base off Wright, W/Quintero), Byrd (3, 2nd base off Valverde/Quintero).

FIELDING
PB: Teagarden 2 (2).
DP: (Kinsler-Andrus-Davis, C).

 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Backe 4.0 4 3 3 1 0 2 10.38
Wright, W 2.2 0 0 0 2 3 0 6.06
Arias (W, 1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.45
Hawkins (H, 4) 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.40
Valverde (S, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.97
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Padilla 6.0 7 3 3 3 4 0 4.79
Jennings (L, 2-2) 2.0 4 2 2 1 0 1 3.34
Grilli 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.55

WP: Backe.
Pitches-strikes: Backe 60-34, Wright, W 41-25, Arias 7-4, Hawkins 20-12, Valverde 10-10, Padilla 107-64, Jennings 27-18, Grilli 18-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Backe 7-2, Wright, W 0-4, Arias 0-0, Hawkins 1-1, Valverde 1-0, Padilla 9-2, Jennings 4-1, Grilli 1-2.
Batters faced: Backe 16, Wright, W 9, Arias 1, Hawkins 5, Valverde 4, Padilla 27, Jennings 11, Grilli 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Arias 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 94 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 25,445.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
June 18, 2009
June 18, 2009

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