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Iwamura rolls on in loss
Rangers 8, Devil Rays 4
Akinori Iwamura fields Rangers catcher Chris Stewart's sacrifice bunt in the third.  (LM Otero/AP)
The Akinori Iwamura hit parade (.529 batting average entering the game) rolled into Texas on Monday, but even with two more RBIs and stellar defense, Iwamura was not enough to slow the Rangers. Rays starter Edwin Jackson was effective for five innings before tiring in the sixth inning. Carl Crawford added a two-run homer.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 09, 2007
SEA
CLE
PPD
SEA
CLE
PPD
TB
Tampa Bay (2-4)
Lost 3
Texas 8, Tampa Bay 4   TEX
Texas (3-4)
Won 1
April 9, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   4 8 0
Texas
0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 X   8 15 1
Standings thru 4/9/07  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF4112002.280
Zobrist, SS4020000.143
Baldelli, CF4010012.238
Wigginton, 1B4110001.250
Young, RF4110011.333
Iwamura, 3B3012110.500
Dukes, DH4000021.222
Paul, C3000011.333
  a-Gomes, PH1000000.167
Upton, 2B3110120.389
Totals34484288 

a-Grounded out for Paul in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Young (2, McCarthy), Zobrist (1, Loe).
HR: Crawford (2, 7th inning off Loe, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Crawford 4; Zobrist 3; Baldelli; Wigginton; Young 2; Iwamura; Upton.
RBI: Iwamura 2 (3), Crawford 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Crawford 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford; Young; Baldelli.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Iwamura (2, 2nd base off McCarthy/Stewart).
CS: Iwamura (1, 2nd base by McCarthy/Stewart).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Baldelli (Teixeira at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Zobrist-Wigginton, Baldelli-Upton).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF3100202.115
Catalanotto, LF5112015.111
Young, SS5122010.194
Teixeira, 1B4020111.261
Sosa, DH5000005.167
Blalock, 3B4221000.346
Cruz, RF3130100.353
Kinsler, 2B4142000.333
Stewart, C3111014.333
Totals3681584417 

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (1, Jackson), Young (2, Lugo).
TB: Catalanotto; Young 3; Teixeira 2; Blalock 2; Cruz 3; Kinsler 5; Stewart.
RBI: Blalock (1), Kinsler 2 (4), Stewart (1), Catalanotto 2 (3), Young 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Blalock; Kinsler 2; Stewart; Catalanotto 2; Young 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Catalanotto 4; Stewart 2; Sosa.
S: Stewart.
GIDP: Sosa.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Blalock (1, 2nd base off Jackson/Paul), Young (1, 2nd base off Jackson/Paul).

FIELDING
E: Stewart (1, throw).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jackson (L, 0-1)5.28441406.35
Camp 0.022200015.43
Lugo 0.022220022.50
Glover 1.12001000.00
Reyes 1.01000000.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McCarthy (W, 1-1)6.05222503.75
Loe 1.032202111.57
Feldman 1.00000004.50
Chen 1.00000100.00

Camp pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Lugo pitched to 4 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Jackson 105-61, Camp 8-4, Lugo 15-7, Glover 16-10, Reyes 11-8, McCarthy 98-59, Loe 29-20, Feldman 11-7, Chen 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Jackson 6-7, Camp 0-0, Lugo 0-0, Glover 1-3, Reyes 0-3, McCarthy 4-8, Loe 1-0, Feldman 3-0, Chen 1-1.
Batters faced: Jackson 25, Camp 2, Lugo 4, Glover 7, Reyes 3, McCarthy 24, Loe 6, Feldman 3, Chen 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Camp 2-2, Lugo 2-2, Glover 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Young. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 55 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 12 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 21,547.

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