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Rangers deny D-Rays broom
Texas snaps losing streak
Right-hander Robinson Tejeda limited the Devil Rays to two runs over 7 2/3 innings to help break the Rangers' three-game skid and leave them seven games behind the Athletics in the American League West. Carlos Lee smacked his 31st homer of the season, a solo shot, in the first inning.
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 Lee's first-inning homer
 Blalock's RBI double
Rangers 4, Devil Rays 3
Carlos Lee circles the bases after hitting a solo homer in the first inning Thursday. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rays fall short of sweep
Right-hander Tim Corcoran yielded three earned runs, while striking out four and walking two, on five hits in six innings of work in Thursday night's series-ending loss at Tropicana Field. Travis Lee, Jorge Cantu and Greg Norton each came through with an RBI.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 24, 2006
TEX
Texas (66-63)
Won 1
Texas 4, Tampa Bay 3   TB
Tampa Bay (52-76)
Lost 1
August 24, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 9 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1   3 8 0
Standings thru 8/24/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5010003.307
Young, SS4110102.307
Lee, LF4221001.294
Teixeira, 1B3111001.284
Blalock, 3B3011100.288
DeRosa, RF3000113.316
Stairs, DH4000021.256
Kinsler, 2B4010001.302
Laird, C4020011.331
Totals344933413 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (38, Corcoran), Blalock (23, Corcoran), Lee (28, Corcoran).
HR: Lee (31, 1st inning off Corcoran, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Matthews; Young; Lee 6; Teixeira 2; Blalock 2; Kinsler; Laird 2.
RBI: Lee (91), Blalock (80), Teixeira (78).
2-out RBI: Lee; Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeRosa 2; Matthews; Young.
SF: Teixeira.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Young (6, 2nd base off Meadows/Navarro).
CS: Kinsler (4, 2nd base by Orvella/Navarro).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Teixeira-Young-Teixeira, Young-Kinsler-Teixeira).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Baldelli, CF3000000.294
Upton, 3B4000002.203
Crawford, LF4120000.316
Norton, DH2111101.310
Navarro, C3110101.268
Lee, 1B4021012.221
  1-Hollins, PR0000000.228
Cantu, 2B3011010.244
Branyan, RF4000013.201
Zobrist, SS3010010.212
Totals30383249 


1-Ran for Lee in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Navarro (6, Tejeda), Zobrist (4, Tejeda).
3B: Crawford (13, Otsuka).
TB: Crawford 4; Norton; Navarro 2; Lee 2; Cantu; Zobrist 2.
RBI: Lee (29), Cantu (52), Norton (24).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton; Branyan.
SF: Cantu; Norton.
GIDP: Navarro; Branyan.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Navarro (1, 2nd base by Tejeda/Laird).

FIELDING
PB: Navarro (3).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tejeda (W, 3-3)7.25222306.42
Littleton (H, 4)0.10000001.59
Otsuka (S, 27)1.03110102.21
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Corcoran (L, 4-6)6.05432414.16
Orvella 1.01000006.95
Meadows 1.01001005.33
Switzer 1.02000005.75

IBB: Blalock (by Meadows).
HBP: Baldelli (by Tejeda).
Pitches-strikes: Tejeda 91-58, Littleton 6-3, Otsuka 15-11, Corcoran 101-56, Orvella 8-6, Meadows 22-12, Switzer 18-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Tejeda 8-11, Littleton 1-0, Otsuka 1-1, Corcoran 8-6, Orvella 0-2, Meadows 2-1, Switzer 2-1.
Batters faced: Tejeda 28, Littleton 1, Otsuka 6, Corcoran 25, Orvella 3, Meadows 5, Switzer 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Littleton 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:33.
Att: 9,454.

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