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Rangers take Lone Star Series
Bats club six long balls
Mark Teixeira and Victor Diaz combined for eight hits, four homers and six RBIs, and Ramon Vazquez homered and drove in five runs to lead the offensive charge. Righty Brandon McCarthy worked six terrific innings to win his third straight decision.
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 Diaz belts a pair
 Teixeira homers twice
 Lofton's two-run homer
 Vazquez's two-run shot
Rangers 14, Astros 1
Mark Teixeira went 4-for-6 with two solo homers and drove in three runs on Sunday. (Dave Einsel/AP)
Series at a glance:
Williams makes early exit
Woody Williams didn't get past the fifth inning Sunday, surrendering five runs on eight hits, including three homers. The Astros' offense was held in check by Brandon McCarthy, scoring its lone run on Luke Scott's groundout in the second inning.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 20, 2007
TEX
Texas (17-27)
Won 1
Texas 14, Houston 1   HOU
Houston (21-22)
Lost 1
May 20, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 3 0 0 2 0 1 2 5   14 18 1
Houston
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 1
Standings thru 5/20/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Astros Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF4212202.246
Young, SS6000025.228
Teixeira, 1B6243013.299
Diaz, RF5243010.308
  Littleton, P1000010.000
Cruz, LF5110014.207
Kinsler, 2B4220002.239
Laird, C4231100.230
Vazquez, 3B3335200.750
McCarthy, P2000021.000
  Benoit, P0000000.000
  a-Metcalf, PH0000100.000
  Mahar, RF1000001.214
Totals411418146818 

a-Walked for Benoit in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cruz (6, Williams), Laird (4, Williams), Vazquez (1, Moehler).
HR: Teixeira 2 (8, 1st inning off Williams, 0 on, 2 out; 9th inning off Moehler, 0 on, 2 out), Vazquez (2, 2nd inning off Williams, 1 on, 1 out), Diaz 2 (5, 5th inning off Williams, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off White, 0 on, 0 out), Lofton (4, 9th inning off Moehler, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Lofton 4; Teixeira 10; Diaz 10; Cruz 2; Kinsler 2; Laird 4; Vazquez 7.
RBI: Teixeira 3 (26), Laird (9), Vazquez 5 (6), Diaz 3 (9), Lofton 2 (12).
2-out RBI: Teixeira 3; Diaz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Teixeira 2; McCarthy; Cruz.
S: Kinsler; McCarthy.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lofton (14, 2nd base off Williams/Quintero).
CS: Lofton 2 (3, 2nd base by Williams/Quintero, 3rd base by Williams/Quintero).

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (10, missed catch).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B4000001.240
  Everett, SS0000000.190
Loretta, SS-2B4010001.338
Berkman, 1B3000101.272
Lee, LF3000102.311
Lamb, 3B4010001.339
Pence, CF4120002.364
Scott, RF4011011.237
Quintero, C4010012.235
Williams, P1000010.136
  White, P1000011.000
  a-Lane, PH1000010.194
  Miller, P0000000.000
  Moehler, P0000000.250
  b-Palmeiro, PH1000002.148
Totals341612514 

a-Struck out for White in the 7th. b-Flied out for Moehler in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Loretta (4, McCarthy), Pence (6, McCarthy).
3B: Pence (3, McCarthy).
TB: Loretta 2; Lamb; Pence 5; Scott; Quintero.
RBI: Scott (24).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman; Scott; Palmeiro 2.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Lamb (4, fielding).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McCarthy (W, 4-4)6.04112205.82
Benoit 1.00000303.74
Littleton 2.02000000.00
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Williams (L, 1-6)4.08553535.52
White 3.03221112.14
Miller 0.21222105.54
Moehler 1.16550126.43

Williams pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.

Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 100-63, Benoit 14-9, Littleton 36-22, Williams 82-49, White 39-25, Miller 23-11, Moehler 27-21.
Ground outs-fly outs: McCarthy 6-10, Benoit 0-0, Littleton 5-1, Williams 2-3, White 4-3, Miller 1-0, Moehler 1-2.
Batters faced: McCarthy 24, Benoit 3, Littleton 9, Williams 22, White 12, Miller 5, Moehler 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Moehler 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 72 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:04.
Att: 39,938.

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