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Gaffe sinks Garza
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Rangers 5, Rays 2
Matt Garza struck out seven batters and walked two on Sunday. (Matt Slocum/AP)
In a game that featured four sacrifice flies overall, the Rays were on the wrong end of the tally, as an error by Jason Bartlett in the fourth brought home the go-ahead run before Matt Garza gave up a pair of sac flies in the fourth to seal the loss.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (44-39)
Lost 4
Texas 5, Tampa Bay 2   TEX
Texas (45-35)
Won 5
July 5, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 3 1
Texas
1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 X   5 8 1
Standings thru 7/5/09  |  Recap: TB | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Rangers stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Crawford, C, LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .318
Longoria, 3B 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 .290
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .231
Zobrist, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281
Burrell, DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .222
Gross, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .275
Bartlett, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .358
Navarro, D, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .214
Totals 27 2 3 1 4 5 9  

BATTING
TB: Gross; Crawford, C; Burrell.
RBI: Longoria (64).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro, D 2.
SF: Longoria.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (30, 3rd base off Feldman/Saltalamacchia), Crawford, C (41, 2nd base off Feldman/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (7, missed catch).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 .253
Young, M, 3B 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 .314
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 .280
Byrd, CF 2 0 1 2 1 1 2 .290
Blalock, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 8 .241
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .266
Saltalamacchia, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .245
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .202
Andrus, SS 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .267
Totals 31 5 8 5 3 9 24  

BATTING
2B: Saltalamacchia (10, Garza, M), Young, M (26, Garza, M).
TB: Andrus; Davis, C; Saltalamacchia 2; Young, M 2; Murphy, Dv 3; Byrd.
RBI: Byrd 2 (42), Andrus (15), Cruz, N (50), Murphy, Dv (23).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Davis, C 2; Blalock.
SF: Andrus; Murphy, Dv; Byrd.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Saltalamacchia (5, throw).
DP: 2 (Young, M-Davis, C, Kinsler-Davis, C).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (L, 6-6) 5.0 7 5 5 2 7 0 3.70
Balfour 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.19
Choate 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.29
Wheeler, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.45
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (W, 7-2) 6.0 3 2 1 4 2 0 3.91
Jennings (H, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.38
Wilson, C (H, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.57
Francisco, F (S, 14) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.10

HBP: Upton, B (by Feldman), Kinsler (by Garza, M).
Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 102-63, Balfour 18-9, Choate 14-10, Wheeler, D 4-4, Feldman 105-60, Jennings 17-11, Wilson, C 13-9, Francisco, F 12-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 4-4, Balfour 1-0, Choate 2-1, Wheeler, D 0-3, Feldman 4-5, Jennings 1-0, Wilson, C 0-3, Francisco, F 0-2.
Batters faced: Garza, M 27, Balfour 4, Choate 4, Wheeler, D 3, Feldman 24, Jennings 3, Wilson, C 3, Francisco, F 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Choate 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 85 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 22,324.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
July 5, 2009
July 5, 2009

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