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Too close for comfort
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Rays 5, Rangers 4
Michael Young (right) was a double shy of hitting for the cycle. (Mike Carlson/AP)
Just off the DL, Jason Grilli served up a Carlos Pena walk-off single in the 10th after Marlon Byrd sent the game into extras on a two-out homer. Texas now holds just a one-game advantage over Tampa Bay for second in the AL Wild Card race.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (68-54)
Lost 2
Tampa Bay 5, Texas 4   TB
Tampa Bay (67-55)
Won 2
August 22, 2009
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Texas
0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0   4 7 2
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1   5 9 0
Standings thru 8/22/09  |  Recap: TEX | TB  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Rays stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .432
Young, M, 3B 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 .329
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .260
  a-Cruz, N, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Byrd, CF-LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 .286
Hamilton, RF-CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .261
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .245
Blalock, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .240
Teagarden, C 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 .200
Andrus, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
Totals 34 4 7 4 0 9 4  

a-Flied out for Murphy, Dv in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Teagarden (8, Garza, M).
3B: Young, M (2, Garza, M).
HR: Young, M (21, 6th inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 1 out), Byrd (15, 9th inning off Howell, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hamilton; Blalock; Young, M 8; Teagarden 2; Byrd 4.
RBI: Teagarden (22), Young, M 2 (61), Byrd (66).
2-out RBI: Young, M; Byrd.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy, Dv.
SAC: Andrus.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 1.

BASERUNNING
CS: Young, M (3, 2nd base by Garza, M/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Andrus (16, throw), Feliz (1, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Andrus-Blalock, Andrus-Kinsler-Blalock).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 0 1 0 1 2 1 .343
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 .318
Longoria, 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 .275
Zobrist, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .291
Pena, C, 1B 4 3 3 4 1 0 0 .219
Burrell, DH 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .231
  1-Kapler, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Gross, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .258
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .222
Upton, B, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .237
Totals 34 5 9 5 6 4 16  

1-Ran for Burrell in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Navarro, D (15, Hunter, T), Burrell (12, Wilson, C).
HR: Pena, C 2 (34, 2nd inning off Hunter, T, 0 on, 0 out; 4th inning off Hunter, T, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett; Upton, B; Crawford, C; Pena, C 9; Burrell 2; Zobrist; Navarro, D 2.
RBI: Pena, C 4 (84), Burrell (46).
2-out RBI: Burrell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist 2; Navarro, D; Gross.
GIDP: Navarro, D, Longoria.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (36, 2nd base off Hunter, T/Teagarden).
CS: Navarro, D (2, 3rd base by Hunter, T/Teagarden).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Navarro, D-Bartlett, Longoria-Zobrist-Pena, C).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T 5.0 7 3 3 2 1 2 2.85
Feliz 2.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.63
Wilson, C 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 3.05
O'Day 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.79
Grilli (L, 1-3) 0.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 4.14
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M 7.0 6 3 3 0 7 1 3.74
Springer 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.99
Howell (BS, 6) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.26
Balfour (W, 5-2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.29

Grilli pitched to 3 batters in the 10th.

Balk: Hunter, T.
HBP: Longoria (by Grilli).
Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 95-59, Feliz 30-20, Wilson, C 15-8, O'Day 16-10, Grilli 10-4, Garza, M 110-69, Springer 13-10, Howell 15-9, Balfour 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 6-5, Feliz 2-4, Wilson, C 0-1, O'Day 1-0, Grilli 0-0, Garza, M 5-3, Springer 1-1, Howell 1-1, Balfour 0-1.
Batters faced: Hunter, T 22, Feliz 9, Wilson, C 3, O'Day 4, Grilli 3, Garza, M 25, Springer 3, Howell 4, Balfour 3.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:16.
Att: 34,281.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 22, 2009
August 22, 2009

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