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Righty salvages finale
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Rangers 4, Rays 0
Michael Young delivers a two-run single that proved to be enough for Scott Feldman. (AP)
Scott Feldman struck out a career-high 11 over seven scoreless innings en route to his ninth road win, helping the Rangers avoid a sweep and remain ahead of the Rays in the AL Wild Card race. Texas made the most of its six hits, including Michael Young's two-run single and Ivan Rodriguez's RBI double.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (69-54)
Won 1
Texas 4, Tampa Bay 0   TB
Tampa Bay (67-56)
Lost 1
August 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1   4 6 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
Standings thru 8/23/09  |  Recap: TEX | TB  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Rays stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .245
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 .329
Byrd, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Jones, An, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .217
  1-Borbon, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .432
Hamilton, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .261
Cruz, N, RF 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 .266
Blalock, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .238
Rodriguez, I, C 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 .258
Andrus, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .265
Totals 32 4 6 4 3 6 11  

1-Ran for Jones, An in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (22, Price), Rodriguez, I (17, Price).
TB: Kinsler 2; Hamilton; Cruz, N; Young, M; Jones, An; Rodriguez, I 2.
RBI: Young, M 2 (63), Rodriguez, I 2 (37).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, I.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Andrus 2.
SF: Rodriguez, I.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Feldman (4, pickoff).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .340
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .317
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .273
Zobrist, 2B-RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .288
Pena, C, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .220
Burrell, DH 3 0 2 0 1 1 1 .235
Zaun, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .250
Upton, B, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 .236
Kapler, RF 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .236
  a-Aybar, W, PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .262
Totals 32 0 5 0 2 15 15  

a-Grounded out for Kapler in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Burrell (13, Francisco, F).
TB: Crawford, C; Pena, C; Burrell 3; Zaun.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B 2; Kapler; Zobrist; Aybar, W; Zaun.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (W, 13-4) 7.0 4 0 0 2 11 0 3.87
O'Day (H, 17) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.75
Francisco, F 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.34
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Price (L, 6-6) 7.0 3 3 3 3 4 0 4.93
Bradford 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.38
Shouse 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.66
Springer 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.91

Bradford pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.
Shouse pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Feldman 113-69, O'Day 14-10, Francisco, F 14-10, Price 114-72, Bradford 12-10, Shouse 1-1, Springer 16-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 8-2, O'Day 0-0, Francisco, F 1-0, Price 6-7, Bradford 1-1, Shouse 0-0, Springer 0-2.
Batters faced: Feldman 27, O'Day 3, Francisco, F 4, Price 27, Bradford 4, Shouse 1, Springer 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 1-0, Springer 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:51.
Att: 29,101.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 23, 2009
August 23, 2009

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