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Forgettable fifth
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Rangers 15, Rays 3
Matt Garza allowed the first six runs of the 11-run fifth inning. (Mike Fuentes/AP)
The Rays got early runs courtesy of a Jason Bartlett double in the second followed by a Gregg Zaun solo home run in the fourth. Their offense, however, couldn't pull its way out of the crater-sized hole created by the pitching staff. Matt Garza allowed seven runs, six of which scored during the fifth frame.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (78-76)
Lost 2
Texas 15, Tampa Bay 3   TEX
Texas (85-69)
Won 2
September 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 1
Texas
0 0 0 1 11 1 0 2 X   15 19 1
Standings thru 9/26/09  |  Recap: TB | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Rangers stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .320
  Perez, F, LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .192
Crawford, C, LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .306
  Kapler, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236
Longoria, 3B 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 .284
  Richard, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .143
Zobrist, RF 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .286
  Riggans, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Burrell, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .225
Aybar, W, 1B-3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .249
Upton, B, CF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238
Zaun, C 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 .260
  a-Brignac, PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .269
Iwamura, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .290
Totals 33 3 7 3 2 4 12  

a-Struck out for Zaun in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (28, Millwood).
HR: Zaun (8, 4th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 3; Longoria; Crawford, C 2; Zaun 4; Perez, F.
RBI: Zobrist (79), Bartlett (65), Zaun (27).
2-out RBI: Bartlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar, W 2; Longoria.
GIDP: Burrell, Kapler.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (18, fielding).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, LF 5 2 1 2 1 2 5 .320
Andrus, SS 2 1 1 0 2 0 3 .269
  a-Vizquel, PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .266
Hamilton, DH 6 0 2 4 0 2 6 .268
Byrd, CF 3 2 2 5 1 1 1 .282
  Gentry, CF 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .167
Blalock, 1B 5 1 1 0 0 3 3 .242
Kinsler, 2B 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 .250
  German, E, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Murphy, Dv, RF 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 .278
Rodriguez, I, C 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 .254
  Richardson, K, C 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .500
Davis, C, 3B 5 2 4 0 0 1 1 .228
Totals 44 15 19 15 5 12 26  

a-Popped out for Andrus in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Davis, C (14, Garza, M), Murphy, Dv (23, Bennett), Hamilton 2 (19, Bennett, Sonnanstine), Gentry (1, Shouse).
HR: Byrd 2 (19, 4th inning off Garza, M, 0 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Garza, M, 3 on, 2 out), Kinsler (31, 6th inning off Thayer, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Davis, C 5; Andrus; Hamilton 4; Richardson, K; Blalock; Borbon; Rodriguez, I 3; Gentry 2; Murphy, Dv 3; Byrd 8.
RBI: Byrd 5 (88), Murphy, Dv 2 (54), Rodriguez, I (46), Borbon 2 (18), Hamilton 4 (54), Kinsler (84).
2-out RBI: Byrd 4; Murphy, Dv 2; Rodriguez, I; Borbon; Hamilton 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Blalock; Vizquel; German, E; Gentry 2.
Team RISP: 7-for-18.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Davis, C (4, throw).
DP: 2 (Millwood-Rodriguez, I-Blalock, Vizquel-German, E-Blalock).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garza, M (L, 8-11) 4.2 6 7 7 3 8 2 3.93
Bennett 0.0 5 5 5 2 0 0 5.04
Thayer 1.1 3 1 1 0 1 1 4.35
Shouse 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.85
Sonnanstine 1.0 4 2 2 0 2 0 6.94
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood (W, 12-10) 7.0 7 3 2 2 2 1 3.75
Eyre 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.76
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.34

Bennett pitched to 7 batters in the 5th.

Pitches-strikes: Garza, M 100-61, Bennett 24-10, Thayer 32-20, Shouse 11-7, Sonnanstine 27-21, Millwood 109-64, Eyre 14-9, Guardado 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garza, M 2-2, Bennett 0-0, Thayer 1-1, Shouse 0-1, Sonnanstine 1-0, Millwood 10-7, Eyre 0-1, Guardado 2-0.
Batters faced: Garza, M 24, Bennett 7, Thayer 7, Shouse 4, Sonnanstine 7, Millwood 29, Eyre 3, Guardado 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bennett 2-2, Thayer 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 88 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 31,855.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 26, 2009
September 26, 2009

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