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Big early lead holds up
Devil Rays 6, Rangers 5
James Shields turns to check the runner on first base during the fourth inning. (LM Otero/AP)
Five different players drove in runs and right-hander James Shields tossed an effective seven innings as the Rays snapped a four-game losing streak with a win in the series finale against the Rangers in Arlington.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 11, 2007
HOU
CHC
PPD
TB
Tampa Bay (3-5)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 6, Texas 5   TEX
Texas (4-5)
Lost 1
April 11, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0   6 12 1
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0   5 5 0
Standings thru 4/11/07  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Baldelli, CF5010022.200
Zobrist, SS5221011.194
Crawford, LF5110011.242
Wigginton, DH4121000.344
Young, RF3011001.375
Iwamura, 3B3110112.444
Pena, 1B4122001.182
Navarro, C4011012.136
Upton, 2B4010021.385
Totals3761261811 

BATTING
2B: Wigginton (3, Tejeda), Baldelli (1, Tejeda).
HR: Zobrist (1, 1st inning off Tejeda, 0 on, 1 out), Pena (1, 3rd inning off Tejeda, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Baldelli 2; Zobrist 5; Crawford; Wigginton 3; Young; Iwamura; Pena 5; Navarro; Upton.
RBI: Zobrist (1), Navarro (2), Wigginton (7), Young (8), Pena 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Pena 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford; Navarro.
SF: Young.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (2, 2nd base off Tejeda/Laird), Iwamura (3, 2nd base off Tejeda/Laird).
CS: Upton (1, 2nd base by Loe/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Zobrist (1, throw).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF4120001.242
Catalanotto, DH4100011.185
Young, SS4224010.211
Teixeira, 1B4000030.250
Sosa, RF4000010.143
Blalock, 3B4000020.286
Wilkerson, LF4000010.217
Laird, C2000110.174
Kinsler, 2B3111001.320
Totals335551103 

BATTING
HR: Young 2 (2, 1st inning off Shields, 0 on, 2 out; 6th inning off Shields, 2 on, 0 out), Kinsler (4, 6th inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lofton 2; Young 8; Kinsler 4.
RBI: Young 4 (8), Kinsler (7).
2-out RBI: Young.
Team LOB: 2.

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields (W, 1-0)7.05541834.61
Stokes (H, 2)1.00000005.40
Reyes (S, 2)1.00000200.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tejeda (L, 1-1)5.010661424.50
Loe 3.02000205.06
Benoit 1.00000200.00

Pitches-strikes: Shields 101-66, Stokes 11-7, Reyes 14-8, Tejeda 90-65, Loe 33-23, Benoit 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Shields 3-10, Stokes 2-1, Reyes 1-0, Tejeda 5-6, Loe 3-3, Benoit 0-1.
Batters faced: Shields 28, Stokes 3, Reyes 3, Tejeda 26, Loe 10, Benoit 3.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Larry Young. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:27.
Att: 33,674.

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