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Rangers walk off in style
Rangers 6, Cubs 5
Kenny Lofton and Frank Catalanotto celebrate their ninth-inning heroics. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
The Rangers built an early five-run lead on back-to-back homers from Victor Diaz and Adam Melhuse, and a two-run single from Marlon Byrd. But Texas needed a clutch RBI single from pinch-hitter Frank Catalanotto in the bottom of the ninth to pull out the win.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (32-39)
Lost 2
Texas 6, Chi Cubs 5   TEX
Texas (28-44)
Won 2
June 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0   5 13 0
Texas
0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   6 9 0
Standings thru 6/21/07  |  Gameday  |  Cubs Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4120113.303
Fontenot, 2B5110017.348
Lee, DH4132000.354
Ward, 1B4120112.293
DeRosa, 3B5111016.271
Bowen, C3011222.271
Pagan, RF5031012.313
Pie, CF2000212.233
Theriot, SS4000006.255
  a-Floyd, PH1000001.299
  Izturis, SS0000000.250
Totals3751356831 

a-Grounded out for Theriot in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pagan (5, Padilla), Fontenot (4, Padilla), Soriano (21, Eyre).
TB: Soriano 3; Fontenot 2; Lee 3; Ward 2; DeRosa; Bowen; Pagan 4.
RBI: Lee 2 (39), DeRosa (33), Bowen (12), Pagan (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeRosa; Fontenot 3; Pagan; Bowen 2.
S: Pie.
GIDP: DeRosa; Theriot.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
DP: (Fontenot-Ward).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B3100110.235
Hairston, LF4110020.237
Young, SS4010012.289
Byrd, CF4122001.364
Diaz, DH3112011.256
  a-Lofton, PH-DH1110000.277
Melhuse, C3111011.308
Wilkerson, RF4000021.218
Metcalf, 3B3010010.217
  b-Catalanotto, PH1011000.202
Vazquez, 1B3000021.247
Totals336961117 

a-Singled for Diaz in the 9th. b-Singled for Metcalf in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hairston (4, Lilly).
HR: Diaz (9, 2nd inning off Lilly, 1 on, 0 out), Melhuse (1, 2nd inning off Lilly, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hairston 2; Young; Byrd 2; Diaz 4; Lofton; Melhuse 4; Metcalf; Catalanotto.
RBI: Diaz 2 (25), Melhuse (6), Byrd 2 (13), Catalanotto (19).
S: Melhuse.
GIDP: Vazquez.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Young-Vazquez, Young-Kinsler-Vazquez).

 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lilly 7.065511023.90
Howry (L, 3-4)1.13110103.89
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla 4.010443506.69
Eyre 2.23112203.06
Mahay 0.10000003.00
Otsuka 1.00000001.95
Gagne (W, 2-0)1.00001100.47

Padilla pitched to 6 batters in the 5th.

WP: Eyre.
IBB: Soriano (by Eyre).
HBP: Lee (by Padilla).
Pitches-strikes: Lilly 104-75, Howry 23-16, Padilla 87-52, Eyre 47-23, Mahay 2-1, Otsuka 11-7, Gagne 17-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lilly 4-7, Howry 2-1, Padilla 3-4, Eyre 6-0, Mahay 0-1, Otsuka 2-1, Gagne 1-1.
Batters faced: Lilly 27, Howry 8, Padilla 25, Eyre 12, Mahay 1, Otsuka 3, Gagne 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 2-0, Mahay 2-0.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 80 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 38,406.

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