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Rangers 5, Blue Jays 2
Ian Kinsler rounds the bases after his leadoff homer in Game 1 on Tuesday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Right off the bat of -- who else? -- Ian Kinsler, the Rangers enjoyed an early lead in Game 1 of their twin bill with the Blue Jays. But the visitors kept the pressure on, and it was a fight to the finish as two-run singles by Chris Davis and Nelson Cruz helped keep Toronto down.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (59-71)
Lost 1
Texas 5, Toronto 2   TEX
Texas (73-58)
Won 1
September 1, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 6 3
Texas
1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 X   5 10 1
Standings thru 9/1/09  |  Recap: TOR | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Rangers stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290
Hill, A, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .285
Lind, DH 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 .306
Overbay, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .271
Wells, V, CF 4 0 0 1 0 1 2 .252
Barajas, C 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .244
Bautista, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222
Snider, LF 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .229
McDonald, Jo, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261
Totals 32 2 6 2 1 9 10  

BATTING
2B: Lind (43, Francisco, F).
HR: Lind (28, 6th inning off Nippert, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Barajas; Lind 6; Hill, A; Overbay; Snider.
RBI: Wells, V (55), Lind (90).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas.
GIDP: McDonald, Jo, Bautista.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Scutaro 2 (6, missed catch, fielding), McDonald, Jo (3, fielding).
DP: 3 (Scutaro-Hill, A-Overbay, Hill, A-Scutaro-Overbay 2).
Pickoffs: Rzepczynski 2 (Cruz, N at 1st base, Kinsler at 2nd base).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .254
Young, M, 3B 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 .324
Hamilton, CF 3 1 0 0 1 2 2 .266
Byrd, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .275
Cruz, N, RF 3 1 2 2 1 1 0 .268
Rodriguez, I, DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 .258
Teagarden, C 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .201
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 3 2 0 0 1 .214
Andrus, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .267
Totals 32 5 10 5 4 10 20  

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, I (20, Rzepczynski).
HR: Kinsler (29, 1st inning off Rzepczynski, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Davis, C 3; Kinsler 5; Andrus; Cruz, N 2; Rodriguez, I 3.
RBI: Kinsler (78), Davis, C 2 (40), Cruz, N 2 (67).
2-out RBI: Davis, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Hamilton; Andrus 2.
GIDP: Young, M, Rodriguez, I, Andrus.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cruz, N (4, 2nd base by Rzepczynski/Barajas), Kinsler (3, 3rd base by Rzepczynski/Barajas).
PO: Cruz, N (1st base by Rzepczynski), Kinsler (2nd base by Rzepczynski).

FIELDING
E: Young, M (9, fielding).
DP: 2 (Young, M-Kinsler-Davis, C 2).

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rzepczynski (L, 2-4) 6.0 8 3 3 2 9 1 3.67
League 1.0 1 2 1 2 1 0 5.37
Wolfe 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.75
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nippert (W, 5-2) 6.0 5 2 2 1 4 1 3.91
Feliz (H, 8) 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.46
Francisco, F (S, 20) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.46

WP: Rzepczynski.
Pitches-strikes: Rzepczynski 103-62, League 24-10, Wolfe 7-4, Nippert 99-66, Feliz 27-20, Francisco, F 15-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rzepczynski 6-2, League 2-0, Wolfe 1-0, Nippert 5-3, Feliz 0-2, Francisco, F 1-0.
Batters faced: Rzepczynski 27, League 6, Wolfe 3, Nippert 23, Feliz 6, Francisco, F 4.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Delfin Colon. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 90 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:38.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 1, 2009
September 1, 2009

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