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Sacrifice sweep
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Rangers 5, Rays 2
Marlon Byrd lays out for a catch in the first inning. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Marlon Byrd started off the finale in style with a diving grab and an RBI in the first frame before the Rangers tallied runs in the next three innings, three of which came on sacrifice flies, as Scott Feldman won his seventh game during Sunday's sweep.
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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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