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G32: Rangers beat Devil Rays, 5-4

No time to write a lot here – but it was nice to see the longballs. Some real bombs in Tampa. Shame about Ryan Drese – I thought he was outstanding till the bottom of the 6th.

Line Score
AL  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -     -  -  -
TEXAS               0  0  2   0  0  1   0  2  0     5  7  1
TAMPA BAY           0  0  0   0  0  2   2  0  0     4  5  1      (FINAL)
BATTERIES: TEX - RYAN DRESE, ERASMO RAMIREZ (7TH), CARLOS ALMANZAR (8TH),
FRANCISCO CORDERO (9TH) AND GERALD LAIRD
TAM - DOUG WAECHTER, LANCE CARTER (8TH), DANYS BAEZ
(8TH), TRAVIS HARPER (9TH) AND TOBY HALL
WP - ERASMO RAMIREZ (2-2)
LP - DOUG WAECHTER (1-3)
SAVE - FRANCISCO CORDERO (11)
HOME RUNS: TEX - LAYNCE NIX (6) OFF DOUG WAECHTER IN THE 3RD, 1 ON
HANK BLALOCK (7) OFF DOUG WAECHTER IN THE 6TH, 0 ON
HANK BLALOCK (8) OFF DOUG WAECHTER IN THE 8TH, 0 ON
TAM - NONE
TIME: 2:32     ATT: 10,389
PROBABLES: TEX - CHAN HO PARK (1-3, 5.50)
TAM - JEREMI GONZALEZ (0-4, 6.12)
Box Score
TEXAS (5) VS TAMPA BAY (4) - FINAL
TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
M Young ss              5  0  1  0   0  2   0  .362
H Blalock 3b            5  2  2  2   0  1   1  .324
A Soriano 2b            5  1  1  0   0  1   1  .321
B Fullmer dh            2  0  0  0   2  0   1  .232
M Teixeira 1b           4  0  0  0   0  1   2  .197
D Dellucci lf           1  0  1  0   2  0   0  .333
K Mench rf              4  1  1  1   0  0   5  .310
L Nix cf                4  1  1  2   0  0   2  .329
G Laird c               4  0  0  0   0  2   0  .301
Totals                 34  5  7  5   4  7  12
BATTING: 2B - A Soriano (10, D Waechter). HR - L Nix (6, 3rd inning off
D Waechter 1 on, 0 Out), H Blalock 2 (8, 6th inning off D Waechter 0 on, 0 Out,
8th inning off D Waechter 0 on, 0 Out). RBI - L Nix 2 (16), H Blalock 2 (25),
K Mench (14). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - K Mench 2, L Nix 1.
Team LOB - 7.
BASERUNNING: CS - D Dellucci (2, 2nd base by D Waechter/T Hall).
FIELDING: E - M Young (3, ground ball). DP: 1 (M Young-A Soriano-M Teixeira).
TAMPA BAY              ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
C Crawford lf           3  1  0  1   1  0   1  .293
R Baldelli cf           2  1  0  0   1  0   0  .257
A Huff 3b               4  0  2  1   0  1   0  .205
T Martinez 1b           4  0  1  1   0  2   3  .288
J Cruz rf               4  0  0  0   0  1   2  .198
J Lugo ss               4  0  0  0   0  1   2  .274
R Fick dh               2  1  0  0   2  0   0  .167
T Hall c                4  1  2  0   0  0   1  .294
R Sanchez 2b            2  0  0  0   0  0   1  .226
a-M Cummings ph        1  0  0  0   0  1   0  .125
Totals                 30  4  5  3   4  6  10
a-struck out looking for R Sanchez in the 9th.
BATTING: S - R Sanchez. SF - C Crawford. RBI - T Martinez (12), C Crawford
(10), A Huff (11). 2-out RBI - A Huff. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out -
T Martinez 1, J Lugo 1. GIDP - R Sanchez. Team LOB - 6.
BASERUNNING: SB - C Crawford (15, 2nd base off R Drese/G Laird).
FIELDING: E - J Lugo (5, ground ball). PB - T Hall.
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TEXAS           - 002 001 020   --   5
TAMPA BAY       - 000 002 200   --   4
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TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
R Drese                       6 2/3   4   4   3   4   3   0   2.60
E Ramirez (W, 2-2)              1/3   1   0   0   0   1   0   4.91
C Almanzar (H, 3)             1       0   0   0   0   1   0   3.57
F Cordero (S, 11)             1       0   0   0   0   1   0   2.02
TAMPA BAY                    ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
D Waechter (L, 1-3)           7       6   5   4   3   6   3   4.50
L Carter                        1/3   0   0   0   1   0   0   3.60
D Baez                          2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   1.42
T Harper                      1       1   0   0   0   1   0   5.14
D Waechter pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.
IBB - D Dellucci (by L Carter). HBP - D Dellucci (by D Waechter); R Baldelli (by
R Drese). Pitches-strikes: R Drese 106-57; E Ramirez 5-5; C Almanzar 11-8;
F Cordero 8-5; D Waechter 123-72; L Carter 5-1; D Baez 3-2; T Harper 13-9.
Ground balls-fly balls: R Drese 13-4; E Ramirez 0-0; C Almanzar 0-2; F Cordero 1-1;
D Waechter 1-13; L Carter 1-0; D Baez 1-1; T Harper 2-0. Batters faced: R Drese 29;
E Ramirez 2; C Almanzar 3; F Cordero 3; D Waechter 31; L Carter 2; D Baez 2; T Harper 4.
UMPIRES: HP--Angel Hernandez. 1B--Mike Everitt. 2B--Mark Wegner. 3B--Larry Young.
T--2:32. Att--10,389.
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