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Sweet swingin'
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Rangers 15, Rays 3
Kevin Millwood got a plethora of run support Saturday night vs. the Rays. (Mike Fuentes/AP)
The story of the day for the Rangers was their eleven-run outburst in the fifth inning. During that time, 10 straight Rangers reached base, as all 11 runs scored with two outs. For his part, Kevin Millwood earned the win, going seven strong innings. Marlon Byrd hit two home runs, for a total of five RBIs.
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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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