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Texas-sized win for Rangers
Tejeda in cruise control
Robinson Tejeda took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and allowed one run on two hits in five-plus frames for his fourth win. Sammy Sosa had a two-run double, and Nelson Cruz and Ramon Vazquez smacked back-to-back homers in a five-run third inning.
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 Cruz, Vazquez go back-to-back
 Sosa's two-run double
Rangers 7, Astros 4
Ramon Vazquez circles the bases after connecting on a solo homer in the third inning. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Series at a glance:
Albers makes early exit
Matt Albers didn't last long against the intrastate-rival Rangers on Friday, allowing five runs on six hits, including two homers, in just three innings of work. The Astros tacked on four late runs, but fell short in their comeback bid. Craig Biggio collected two hits to run his career total to 2,968.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 18, 2007
ATL
BOS
PPD
TEX
Texas (16-26)
Won 1
Texas 7, Houston 4   HOU
Houston (20-21)
Lost 2
May 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0   7 11 0
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0   4 6 1
Standings thru 5/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Astros Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF4221100.246
Young, SS4121122.234
Teixeira, 1B4000114.293
Sosa, RF5112013.266
  Gagne, P0000000.000
Cruz, LF4112000.204
Vazquez, 3B4131010.750
Stewart, C4010012.240
Kinsler, 2B4110001.224
Tejeda, P2000022.000
  Feldman, P0000000.000
  Francisco, P0000000.000
  a-Diaz, PH1000000.242
  Mahar, RF0000000.222
Totals3671173814 

a-Flied out for Francisco in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Sosa (8, Albers), Young (13, White).
HR: Cruz (2, 3rd inning off Albers, 1 on, 1 out), Vazquez (1, 3rd inning off Albers, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lofton 2; Young 3; Sosa 2; Cruz 4; Vazquez 6; Stewart; Kinsler.
RBI: Sosa 2 (32), Cruz 2 (10), Vazquez (1), Young (25), Lofton (10).
2-out RBI: Lofton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sosa 2; Tejeda; Young.
S: Tejeda.
GIDP: Teixeira; Stewart.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lofton (13, 2nd base off Albers/Ausmus).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Feldman-Stewart-Teixeira, Vazquez-Teixeira).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B4120000.241
Lamb, 3B2211210.345
Berkman, 1B3010012.279
Lee, LF4001015.317
Scott, RF3000111.236
Pence, CF3110112.348
Everett, SS4000021.191
Ausmus, C3011100.272
Albers, P0000000.143
  a-Williams, PH1000010.143
  Borkowski, P1000010.000
  b-Loretta, PH1000001.343
  White, P0000000.000
  c-Palmeiro, PH1000001.154
Totals304635913 

a-Struck out for Albers in the 3rd. b-Hit into a double play for Borkowski in the 7th. c-Flied out for White in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pence (5, Feldman), Biggio (13, Francisco), Lamb (2, Francisco).
TB: Biggio 3; Lamb 2; Berkman; Pence 2; Ausmus.
RBI: Ausmus (5), Lamb (5), Lee (39).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee; Pence; Scott.
GIDP: Lee.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Berkman (3, 2nd base off Tejeda/Stewart).
CS: Pence (2, 2nd base by Tejeda/Stewart).

FIELDING
E: Pence (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Everett-Berkman, Biggio-Everett-Berkman).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tejeda (W, 4-3)5.02114604.53
Feldman 1.12110106.61
Francisco 1.22220002.02
Gagne (S, 2)1.00001200.00
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Albers (L, 1-3)3.06552426.51
Borkowski 4.03210403.31
White 2.02001001.50

Tejeda pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

WP: Tejeda 2.
Balk: Feldman.
IBB: Teixeira (by White).
HBP: Berkman (by Tejeda).
Pitches-strikes: Tejeda 95-53, Feldman 15-10, Francisco 19-12, Gagne 18-8, Albers 80-44, Borkowski 50-36, White 27-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Tejeda 4-4, Feldman 3-0, Francisco 2-3, Gagne 0-1, Albers 3-2, Borkowski 6-2, White 3-3.
Batters faced: Tejeda 21, Feldman 5, Francisco 6, Gagne 4, Albers 17, Borkowski 15, White 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Feldman 3-1, Francisco 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Rick Reed. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:02.
Att: 37,634.

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