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Too tough a climb
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Blue Jays 18, Rangers 10
Chris Davis hits a fly ball in the bottom of the third. (Brandon Wade/AP)
Other teams might have given up when down 11 runs, but the Rangers put together a seven-run rally in the fifth inning, then kept adding to the total to come within one run of tying the Blue Jays. A two-run triple from Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz's three-run home run were the evening's offensive highlights for Texas.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (59-70)
Won 1
Toronto 18, Texas 10   TEX
Texas (72-58)
Lost 2
August 31, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
5 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 7   18 14 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 7 2 1 0 0   10 14 1
Standings thru 8/31/09  |  Recap: TOR | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Rangers stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 3 3 1 0 2 1 1 .292
Hill, A, 2B 5 3 2 2 1 1 2 .286
Lind, LF 5 3 3 8 1 0 1 .303
  Overbay, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Millar, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .229
  1-Snider, PR-LF 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .226
Wells, V, CF 5 2 2 2 0 1 1 .254
Ruiz, R, DH 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 .288
Barajas, C 4 2 2 5 0 1 2 .244
Bautista, RF 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 .225
McDonald, Jo, 3B 5 2 3 1 0 1 0 .273
Totals 39 18 14 18 7 8 12  

1-Ran for Millar in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hill, A (26, Holland, D), Millar (13, Grilli), Wells, V (30, Grilli), Lind (42, Strop).
3B: Wells, V (3, Holland, D).
HR: Barajas 2 (16, 1st inning off Holland, D, 2 on, 2 out; 5th inning off Mathis, 0 on, 0 out), Lind 2 (27, 4th inning off Holland, D, 3 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Grilli, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lind 10; Scutaro; Millar 2; Wells, V 5; Barajas 8; McDonald, Jo 3; Hill, A 3.
RBI: Hill, A 2 (87), Wells, V 2 (54), Barajas 5 (60), Lind 8 (89), McDonald, Jo (3).
2-out RBI: Barajas 3; McDonald, Jo; Hill, A; Lind 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill, A; Snider.
SF: Barajas.
Team RISP: 6-for-12.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ruiz, R (1, 2nd base by O'Day/Teagarden), Scutaro (5, 2nd base by O'Day/Teagarden).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 1 2 3 0 0 1 .252
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .325
Hamilton, RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .268
Byrd, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .277
Cruz, N, DH 5 1 1 3 0 2 1 .265
Murphy, Dv, LF 5 2 2 0 0 2 0 .262
Teagarden, C 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 .206
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 .206
Andrus, SS 3 2 1 0 1 0 3 .267
Totals 39 10 14 10 1 8 12  

BATTING
3B: Kinsler (4, Cecil).
HR: Cruz, N (29, 5th inning off Cecil, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Davis, C; Kinsler 4; Andrus; Hamilton 2; Cruz, N 4; Teagarden 3; Young, M; Byrd; Murphy, Dv 2.
RBI: Davis, C 2 (38), Kinsler 3 (77), Young, M (67), Cruz, N 3 (65), Hamilton (46).
2-out RBI: Cruz, N 3; Hamilton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd.
SF: Young, M; Davis, C.
Team RISP: 6-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Young, M (8, fielding).

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cecil (W, 6-3) 5.0 9 7 7 0 3 1 5.42
Janssen 0.2 2 2 2 1 2 0 6.25
Carlson (H, 9) 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.88
Downs, S (H, 5) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Frasor 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.79
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D (L, 7-9) 3.0 7 10 10 3 1 2 5.63
Mathis 3.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 3.00
O'Day 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1.66
Grilli 0.0 3 3 3 0 0 1 4.91
Strop 1.0 2 4 4 3 2 0 18.00

Holland, D pitched to 4 batters in the 4th.
Grilli pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

WP: Carlson.
HBP: Scutaro (by Holland, D), Ruiz, R (by O'Day).
Pitches-strikes: Cecil 85-59, Janssen 25-13, Carlson 21-16, Downs, S 19-13, Frasor 14-9, Holland, D 71-36, Mathis 50-30, O'Day 27-17, Grilli 15-10, Strop 40-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Cecil 3-6, Janssen 0-0, Carlson 0-2, Downs, S 3-1, Frasor 0-1, Holland, D 6-2, Mathis 4-2, O'Day 0-1, Grilli 0-0, Strop 0-1.
Batters faced: Cecil 24, Janssen 5, Carlson 5, Downs, S 5, Frasor 3, Holland, D 21, Mathis 11, O'Day 6, Grilli 3, Strop 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Carlson 2-1, Downs, S 2-1, Strop 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 83 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 3:34.
Att: 16,675.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 31, 2009
August 31, 2009

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