Marlon Byrd congratulates Esteban German on scoring the tying run. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Down by a run in the eighth, the Rangers tied the game on a two-out hit by Michael Young. In the ninth, the first two Rangers were retired, but Taylor Teagarden drove in the winning run with the third of three straight singles. The Rangers clinched a second-place finish.
a-Walked for Vizquel in the 8th. 1-Ran for Jones, An in the 8th. 2-Ran for Davis, C in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Teagarden (13, Snell), Jones, An (17, Lowe, M), Andrus (16, Messenger). TB: Andrus 2; Davis, C 3; Jones, An 2; German, E; Borbon 3; Young, M 2; Teagarden 3; Byrd 3. RBI: Vizquel (14), Borbon (20), Davis, C (58), Young, M (68), Teagarden (23), Andrus 2 (39). 2-out RBI: Borbon; Young, M; Teagarden; Andrus 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Jones, An; Davis, C; Murphy, Dv; Borbon. SAC: Kinsler. GIDP: Jones, An. Team RISP: 6-for-15. Team LOB: 12.
BATTING 2B: Gutierrez, F (23, McCarthy), Wilson, Jo (10, McCarthy), Beltre, A (26, Wilson, C). TB: Beltre, A 3; Carp 3; Lopez, Jo 2; Wilson, Jo 2; Gutierrez, F 2. RBI: Beltre, A (44), Carp 2 (5), Lopez, Jo (94). 2-out RBI: Lopez, Jo. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre, A; Sweeney, M. GIDP: Moore, A. Team RISP: 4-for-9. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Beltre, A (13, 3rd base off Wilson, C/Teagarden).