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Halladay wins duel
Long balls deliver
Offense was hard to come by on Tuesday for both teams, but a pair of solo home runs by Russ Adams in the sixth and Eric Hinske in the eighth helped push the Blue Jays past the Rangers to even the series.
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 Hinske's solo home run
Blue Jays 3, Rangers 2
Center fielder Reed Johnson catches a fly ball hit by Jerry Hairston Jr. in the first. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Series at a glance:
Koronka hard-luck loser
John Koronka was good on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays, but right-handed ace Roy Halladay was even better. Koronka didn't give up a hit until the fifth but still ended up losing.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 04, 2006
TOR
Toronto (47-36)
Won 1
Toronto 3, Texas 2   TEX
Texas (42-42)
Lost 1
July 4, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0   3 6 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   2 9 0
Standings thru 7/4/06  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays Stats  |  Rangers Stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, CF4110000.374
Catalanotto, LF4011000.328
Wells, DH4000001.314
Glaus, 3B3000110.242
Hillenbrand, 1B4010001.310
Molina, C3000002.291
Hill, SS3010001.278
Hinske, RF3111000.297
Adams, 2B3111000.228
Totals31363115 

BATTING
2B: Johnson (12, Koronka).
HR: Adams (3, 6th inning off Koronka, 0 on, 1 out), Hinske (7, 8th inning off Koronka, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Johnson 2; Catalanotto; Hillenbrand; Hill; Hinske 4; Adams 4.
RBI: Adams (21), Catalanotto (40), Hinske (17).
GIDP: Wells.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Glaus-Hillenbrand, Hill-Adams-Hillenbrand).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5020002.330
Hairston, LF4000014.221
Young, SS4010014.317
Teixeira, 1B4120001.271
Blalock, 3B4020012.279
DeRosa, RF4110013.338
Kinsler, 2B4011002.313
Wilkerson, DH1000200.241
  a-Mench, PH-DH1000002.269
Barajas, C3000112.266
  1-Laird, PR0000000.330
Totals342913522 

a-Lined out for Wilkerson in the 9th.
1-Ran for Barajas in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Matthews (28, Halladay).
TB: Matthews 3; Young; Teixeira 2; Blalock 2; DeRosa; Kinsler.
RBI: Kinsler (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young 3; Matthews.
GIDP: Teixeira; DeRosa.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hairston (Hillenbrand at home).
DP: (Young-Kinsler-Teixeira).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Halladay (W, 11-2)7.26002403.02
Ryan (S, 23)1.13221100.86
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Koronka (L, 6-5)8.06331024.68
Littleton 0.20000100.00
Bauer 0.10000003.38

WP: Ryan 2, Koronka.
Pitches-strikes: Halladay 100-68, Ryan 36-24, Koronka 108-70, Littleton 8-6, Bauer 7-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Halladay 8-11, Ryan 1-2, Koronka 8-15, Littleton 1-0, Bauer 1-0.
Batters faced: Halladay 29, Ryan 8, Koronka 29, Littleton 2, Bauer 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Ryan 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 73 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 6 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:29 (1:38 delay).
Att: 42,350.

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