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Rangers 8, Rays 3
Derek Holland allowed three runs in five innings of work against Tampa Bay. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Ian Kinsler knocked a three-run homer to reach the 30-homer, 30-steals milestone, as starter Derek Holland went five solid innings to pick up the win against the Rays. Marlon Byrd knocked a two-run double in the first inning and Chris Davis added his 20th home run of the season, a deep blast to right field.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (78-75)
Lost 1
Texas 8, Tampa Bay 3   TEX
Texas (84-69)
Won 1
September 25, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 6 0
Texas
2 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 X   8 8 1
Standings thru 9/25/09  |  Recap: TB | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Rangers stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .318
Crawford, C, LF 2 1 0 0 2 1 3 .304
Longoria, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .283
Zobrist, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .287
Burrell, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .228
Aybar, W, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .253
Kapler, RF 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .237
  a-Gross, PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .237
Navarro, D, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .218
  b-Zaun, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258
Upton, B, CF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .240
Totals 31 3 6 3 4 7 10  

a-Struck out for Kapler in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Navarro, D in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Upton, B (31, Holland, D).
HR: Kapler (7, 3rd inning off Holland, D, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Aybar, W; Longoria; Kapler 4; Upton, B 3; Zobrist.
RBI: Kapler (30), Longoria (109), Zobrist (78).
2-out RBI: Longoria; Zobrist.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell; Zaun.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Crawford, C (16, 2nd base by Holland, D/Rodriguez, I), Upton, B (14, 2nd base by Holland, D/Rodriguez, I).
PO: Upton, B (1st base by Holland, D).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Zobrist, Zobrist-Aybar, W, Longoria-Aybar, W).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, LF 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 .325
Andrus, SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .268
Hamilton, DH 4 0 0 1 0 2 2 .267
Byrd, CF 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 .280
Blalock, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .242
  1-Gentry, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Vizquel, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269
Kinsler, 2B 2 2 1 3 2 0 0 .250
Murphy, Dv, RF 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .276
Rodriguez, I, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .249
Davis, C, 3B-1B 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .220
Totals 29 8 8 7 4 9 8  

1-Ran for Blalock in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Byrd (43, Shields), Borbon (3, Shields).
HR: Davis, C (20, 2nd inning off Shields, 0 on, 1 out), Kinsler (30, 8th inning off Balfour, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Davis, C 4; Andrus; Borbon 4; Murphy, Dv; Byrd 2.
RBI: Byrd 2 (83), Davis, C (54), Hamilton (50), Kinsler 3 (83).
2-out RBI: Kinsler 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy, Dv.
SAC: Andrus.
GIDP: Rodriguez, I.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Borbon 2 (19, 2nd base off Shields/Navarro, D, 2nd base off Shields/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Francisco, F (1, missed catch).
DP: (Kinsler-Blalock).
Pickoffs: Holland, D (Upton, B at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (L, 10-12) 7.0 7 5 5 2 7 1 4.17
Balfour 1.0 1 3 3 2 2 1 5.01
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D (W, 8-12) 5.0 5 3 3 3 3 1 6.14
Feliz (H, 9) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.84
O'Day (H, 20) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.77
Wilson, C (H, 19) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.90
Francisco, F 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.21

WP: Shields.
Pitches-strikes: Shields 104-72, Balfour 28-15, Holland, D 91-56, Feliz 14-10, O'Day 7-6, Wilson, C 13-6, Francisco, F 24-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 6-2, Balfour 1-0, Holland, D 4-3, Feliz 0-1, O'Day 0-2, Wilson, C 0-0, Francisco, F 2-1.
Batters faced: Shields 28, Balfour 6, Holland, D 21, Feliz 4, O'Day 3, Wilson, C 3, Francisco, F 4.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:38.
Att: 29,232.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 25, 2009
September 25, 2009

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