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No. 599 in the books
Rangers 7, Reds 6
Sammy Sosa is about to join Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. (AP)
 Sosa's grand slam
 Vazquez's solo homer
After going 17 games and 68 at-bats without going deep, Sammy Sosa ended his drought in grand style, belting a bases-clearing homer that gave the Rangers the win and brought him one tater away from achieving what only four others have done before him -- hit 600 homers.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (25-42)
Won 2
Texas 7, Cincinnati 6   CIN
Cincinnati (26-42)
Lost 3
June 15, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0   7 10 0
Cincinnati
0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0   6 14 1
Standings thru 6/15/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Reds Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF5120002.275
Catalanotto, LF3111000.192
  a-Byrd, PH-LF-RF2000022.375
Young, SS3210111.286
Sosa, RF4125020.252
  Otsuka, P0000000.000
  Gagne, P0000000.000
Laird, C4000001.240
Kinsler, 2B4010010.231
Wilkerson, 1B4000021.225
Vazquez, 3B3121010.278
  Wilson, P0000000.000
  Francisco, P0000000.000
  Hairston, LF0000000.254
Padilla, P2110010.500
  Benoit, P0000000.000
  Metcalf, 3B0000100.125
Totals3471072107 

a-Struck out for Catalanotto in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Young (22, Belisle), Catalanotto (3, Belisle).
HR: Vazquez (4, 2nd inning off Belisle, 0 on, 2 out), Sosa (11, 5th inning off Belisle, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Lofton 2; Catalanotto 2; Young 2; Sosa 5; Kinsler; Vazquez 5; Padilla.
RBI: Sosa 5 (51), Vazquez (10), Catalanotto (16).
2-out RBI: Sosa 5; Vazquez; Catalanotto.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilkerson; Byrd.
S: Metcalf.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (11, 2nd base off Coffey/Ross).
CS: Lofton (4, 2nd base by Belisle/Ross).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hatteberg, 1B4131100.303
Phillips, 2B4010122.278
Griffey, RF5121024.284
Dunn, LF5232022.265
Encarnacion, 3B5011012.266
Hamilton, CF5020010.258
Gonzalez, SS4000003.255
Ross, C3111012.182
  b-Hopper, PH1000000.281
  McBeth, P0000000.000
Belisle, P2110010.136
  Salmon, P0000000.000
  a-Moeller, PH1000010.200
  Coutlangus, P0000000.000
  Coffey, P0000000.000
  c-Valentin, PH-C1000000.222
Totals40614621115 

a-Struck out for Salmon in the 6th. b-Flied out for Ross in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Coffey in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Dunn (12, Padilla), Encarnacion (9, Padilla), Hatteberg (9, Padilla), Belisle (1, Padilla).
HR: Ross (7, 4th inning off Padilla, 0 on, 2 out), Dunn (16, 5th inning off Padilla, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Hatteberg 4; Phillips; Griffey 2; Dunn 7; Encarnacion 2; Hamilton 2; Ross 4; Belisle 2.
RBI: Encarnacion (28), Griffey (40), Ross (19), Hatteberg (23), Dunn 2 (42).
2-out RBI: Griffey; Ross; Hatteberg.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ross; Encarnacion; Dunn; Griffey.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Hamilton (2, 2nd base by Padilla/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Griffey (5, fielding).
Outfield assists: Hamilton (Vazquez at home).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 3-8)5.012660526.57
Benoit (H, 7)0.11001103.93
Wilson (H, 4)1.10000302.23
Francisco (H, 4)0.10000003.60
Otsuka (H, 6)1.01001002.10
Gagne (S, 7)1.00000200.53
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Belisle (L, 5-5)5.09771524.95
Salmon 1.00000104.09
Coutlangus 0.10001004.30
Coffey 1.21000304.50
McBeth 1.00000103.00

HBP: Hairston (by McBeth).
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 102-68, Benoit 15-9, Wilson 17-12, Francisco 4-3, Otsuka 22-12, Gagne 12-9, Belisle 84-51, Salmon 15-9, Coutlangus 15-8, Coffey 27-19, McBeth 15-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Padilla 4-5, Benoit 0-0, Wilson 1-0, Francisco 0-1, Otsuka 2-1, Gagne 0-1, Belisle 4-4, Salmon 1-1, Coutlangus 0-1, Coffey 1-1, McBeth 1-1.
Batters faced: Padilla 26, Benoit 3, Wilson 4, Francisco 1, Otsuka 5, Gagne 3, Belisle 23, Salmon 3, Coutlangus 2, Coffey 6, McBeth 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Wilson 2-0, Coffey 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Adam Dowdy.
Weather: 84 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:17.
Att: 27,747.

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