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Injuries overcome
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Rangers 6, Blue Jays 4
Josh Hamilton takes his time standing up after a head-first slide. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
With Michael Young sidelined and Josh Hamilton exiting the game with back pain, the Rangers had to step up in the finale -- and that they did. Supporting Tommy Hunter's start, Elvis Andrus and Nelson Cruz provided muscle, helping Texas gain in the AL West and Wild Card.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (59-73)
Lost 3
Texas 6, Toronto 4   TEX
Texas (75-58)
Won 3
September 2, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   4 5 1
Texas
0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 X   6 10 1
Standings thru 9/2/09  |  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 1 0 .285
Hill, A, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .285
Lind, LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 .303
Overbay, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .273
Barajas, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Ruiz, R, DH 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .306
Snider, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .218
Bautista, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .219
McDonald, Jo, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253
Totals 31 4 5 4 3 6 3  

BATTING
2B: Lind (44, Hunter, T).
HR: Overbay (14, 4th inning off Hunter, T, 0 on, 1 out), Ruiz, R (5, 7th inning off Hunter, T, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lind 2; Ruiz, R 5; Overbay 5.
RBI: Lind (91), Overbay 2 (55), Ruiz, R (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bautista.
Team RISP: 1-for-2.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Scutaro (7, throw).
DP: 2 (Hill, A-Overbay, McDonald, Jo-Hill, A-Overbay).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .368
Andrus, SS 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 .268
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254
Hamilton, CF 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .270
  Byrd, CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .274
Cruz, N, RF 4 2 3 2 0 1 1 .270
Murphy, Dv, LF 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 .266
Rodriguez, I, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .254
Blalock, 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .238
  Vizquel, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299
Davis, C, 3B-1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .215
Totals 32 6 10 5 4 5 15  

BATTING
2B: Hamilton (17, Richmond).
HR: Andrus (6, 5th inning off Richmond, 1 on, 1 out), Cruz, N (30, 6th inning off Richmond, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Andrus 4; Hamilton 2; Blalock 2; Cruz, N 6; Borbon; Byrd; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Blalock (58), Cruz, N 2 (69), Andrus 2 (29).
2-out RBI: Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Borbon.
GIDP: Davis, C.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Andrus (17, fielding).
Outfield assists: Cruz, N (Overbay at 2nd base).

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Richmond (L, 6-8) 5.0 7 6 5 4 3 2 4.53
Carlson 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.79
Janssen 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.06
Wolfe 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.10
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T (W, 7-3) 7.0 5 4 4 2 4 2 3.14
Wilson, C (H, 14) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.19
Francisco, F (S, 22) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.32

Richmond pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Richmond 105-66, Carlson 15-10, Janssen 22-12, Wolfe 11-8, Hunter, T 86-62, Wilson, C 14-9, Francisco, F 10-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Richmond 3-5, Carlson 1-0, Janssen 1-0, Wolfe 1-1, Hunter, T 4-7, Wilson, C 1-0, Francisco, F 0-1.
Batters faced: Richmond 25, Carlson 3, Janssen 4, Wolfe 4, Hunter, T 27, Wilson, C 4, Francisco, F 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Carlson 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 95 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:31.
Att: 21,836.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 2, 2009
September 2, 2009

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