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Rays 7, Rangers 6
David Price struck out four Rangers in five innings Saturday. (Mike Fuentes/AP)
The Rays' offense was quiet early, but they began their comeback in the eighth inning with back-to-back RBI singles by Ben Zobrist and Willy Aybar. The attack continued in the ninth as Zobrist singled again with the bases loaded to tie the game. Francisco Perez dropped a sacrifice bunt to score the go-ahead run.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (79-76)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 7, Texas 6   TEX
Texas (85-70)
Lost 1
September 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4   7 11 0
Texas
0 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0   6 7 1
Standings thru 9/27/09  |  Recap: TB | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Rangers stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 .322
Crawford, C, LF 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 .308
Longoria, 3B 3 2 1 0 2 1 1 .284
Zobrist, 2B-1B 5 0 2 4 0 0 3 .287
Aybar, W, DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .249
  1-Perez, F, PR-DH-RF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .192
Upton, B, CF 4 0 1 0 0 3 3 .238
Gross, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234
  a-Kapler, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
  b-Zaun, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .259
  Choate, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Balfour, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cormier, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Richard, 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .125
  c-Iwamura, PH-2B 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .290
Navarro, D, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .219
  d-Burrell, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .225
  Riggans, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Totals 35 7 11 7 4 6 17  

a-Batted for Gross in the 8th. b-Struck out for Kapler in the 8th. c-Walked for Richard in the 9th. d-Struck out for Navarro, D in the 9th.
1-Ran for Aybar, W in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Bartlett 2; Longoria; Upton, B; Crawford, C 3; Zobrist 2; Navarro, D; Aybar, W.
RBI: Zobrist 4 (83), Aybar, W (36), Crawford, C (67), Perez, F (1).
2-out RBI: Zobrist 2; Aybar, W.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Upton, B 3; Zaun 2.
SAC: Perez, F.
GIDP: Bartlett.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bartlett (26, 2nd base off McCarthy/Teagarden).
CS: Bartlett (7, 2nd base by McCarthy/Teagarden).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .250
Andrus, SS 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .269
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .275
Byrd, CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .283
Blalock, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .239
  Vizquel, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Jones, An, DH 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .212
Cruz, N, RF 4 2 2 2 0 1 0 .263
Davis, C, 3B-1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .229
Teagarden, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .210
  a-Borbon, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .318
Totals 30 6 7 6 3 6 4  

a-Flied out for Teagarden in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Teagarden (11, Price), Kinsler (29, Price).
HR: Cruz, N (33, 2nd inning off Price, 1 on, 2 out), Byrd (20, 8th inning off Choate, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Davis, C; Andrus; Cruz, N 5; Teagarden 2; Byrd 4.
RBI: Cruz, N 2 (76), Kinsler (85), Andrus (35), Murphy, Dv (55), Byrd (89).
2-out RBI: Cruz, N 2; Byrd.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy, Dv.
SAC: Kinsler.
SF: Murphy, Dv.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Andrus (32, 2nd base off Price/Navarro, D).
CS: Andrus 2 (6, 2nd base by Price/Navarro, D, 3rd base by Price/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Davis, C (5, fielding).
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Blalock, Andrus-Kinsler-Blalock).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Price 5.0 6 5 5 2 4 1 4.60
Springer 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.18
Wheeler, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.38
Choate (W, 1-0) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 3.78
Balfour (H, 18) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.96
Cormier (S, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.27
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy 7.2 6 2 0 1 3 0 4.47
O'Day 0.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.93
Wilson, C 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.90
Francisco, F (BS, 4)(L, 2-3) 0.2 3 4 4 2 2 0 3.91
Feliz 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.80

O'Day pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Wilson, C pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Bartlett (by McCarthy), Upton, B (by Wilson, C), Andrus (by Price).
Pitches-strikes: Price 94-58, Springer 13-11, Wheeler, D 8-5, Choate 11-8, Balfour 11-7, Cormier 10-5, McCarthy 97-64, O'Day 11-5, Wilson, C 10-5, Francisco, F 30-15, Feliz 6-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Price 3-6, Springer 1-1, Wheeler, D 0-3, Choate 2-0, Balfour 1-1, Cormier 0-1, McCarthy 9-5, O'Day 0-0, Wilson, C 0-0, Francisco, F 0-0, Feliz 1-0.
Batters faced: Price 22, Springer 3, Wheeler, D 3, Choate 4, Balfour 2, Cormier 2, McCarthy 29, O'Day 2, Wilson, C 2, Francisco, F 7, Feliz 2.
Inherited runners-scored: O'Day 2-2, Wilson, C 2-1, Francisco, F 3-0, Feliz 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 91 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 3:03.
Att: 37,905.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 27, 2009
September 27, 2009

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