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Rays pound out 14 hits
Devil Rays 4, Rangers 3
Greg Norton scores on Damon Hollins' hit as the throw to Rod Barajas is late. (Steve Nesius/AP)
 Branyan's winning single
Greg Norton went 4-for-4 with three doubles and two runs scored as the Rays beat the visiting Rangers in the opener of a four-game series. Starter James Shields allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings to earn the victory. Seth McClung, normally a starter, earned his first save.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 21, 2006
TEX
Texas (65-61)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 4, Texas 3   TB
Tampa Bay (50-75)
Won 1
August 21, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0   3 9 1
Tampa Bay
0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 X   4 14 0
Standings thru 8/21/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5000012.310
Young, SS4120000.307
Lee, LF3120100.297
Teixeira, 1B4010023.281
Blalock, 3B4123023.289
DeRosa, RF4000025.322
Stairs, DH4000000.261
Kinsler, 2B4010010.305
Barajas, C4010011.257
  1-Laird, PR0000000.329
Totals363931914 


1-Ran for Barajas in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Young (44, Shields), Kinsler (21, Shields), Lee (27, Shields).
HR: Blalock (15, 3rd inning off Shields, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Young 3; Lee 3; Teixeira; Blalock 5; Kinsler 2; Barajas.
RBI: Blalock 3 (79).
2-out RBI: Blalock 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeRosa 3; Matthews.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Young (10, fielding).
Outfield assists: DeRosa (Paul at home).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Upton, 3B5021020.213
Zobrist, SS5000002.197
Crawford, LF5000011.313
Norton, 1B4240000.307
  1-Lee, PR-1B0000000.216
Gomes, DH4000005.216
Branyan, RF4011012.212
  Baldelli, CF0000000.284
Hollins, CF-RF4131000.228
Paul, C2120200.261
Perez, 2B4021016.215
Totals3741442516 


1-Ran for Norton in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Norton 2 (10, Eaton, Eaton), Perez (10, Eaton).
TB: Upton 2; Norton 6; Branyan; Hollins 3; Paul 2; Perez 3.
RBI: Hollins (29), Perez (15), Upton (3), Branyan (27).
2-out RBI: Hollins; Perez; Upton; Branyan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gomes; Zobrist; Perez 4.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
CS: Upton (1, 2nd base by Eaton/Barajas).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Eaton (L, 3-3)5.011442204.45
Wilson 1.21000303.58
Bauer 1.12000003.51
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields (W, 6-6)6.08331714.74
Meadows (H, 3)2.00000205.43
McClung (S, 1)1.01000006.57

Pitches-strikes: Eaton 105-65, Wilson 23-17, Bauer 22-15, Shields 98-61, Meadows 30-20, McClung 19-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Eaton 3-8, Wilson 1-1, Bauer 1-3, Shields 5-6, Meadows 3-1, McClung 0-3.
Batters faced: Eaton 27, Wilson 6, Bauer 6, Shields 27, Meadows 6, McClung 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Bauer 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:44.
Att: 7,820.

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