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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 23, 2007
Wright outduels fellow righty
Oswalt unravels in fifth
Morgan Ensberg knocked in the first run of the game with a two-out RBI double in the fourth inning. Roy Oswalt didn't get much more help from the offense, as he struggled in one inning, allowing three runs with two outs in the fifth, taking his fifth loss.
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 Ensberg's RBI double
Rangers 7, Astros 2
Jamey Wright allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings en route to his first victory this year. (Lm Otero/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers lay claim to Boot
Jamey Wright didn't allow a hit for 3 2/3 innings, and yielded just three overall. He was erratic, allowing six walks, but held down the Astros offense, picking up his first win of the season, as the Rangers scored three runs on four consecutive two-out hits in the fifth.
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 Young's two-run single
HOU
Houston (31-43)
Lost 3
Texas 7, Houston 2   TEX
Texas (30-44)
Won 4
June 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 4 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 X   7 12 2
Standings thru 6/23/07  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Rangers Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Palmeiro, LF3010200.267
Loretta, 2B4000112.330
Pence, CF3000103.343
Lee, DH4000013.289
Lamb, 1B3210022.321
Scott, RF2000201.249
Ensberg, 3B3011112.214
Ausmus, C4011013.266
Bruntlett, SS3000002.333
  a-Biggio, PH1000000.232
Totals302427618 

a-Lined out for Bruntlett in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ensberg (7, Wright).
TB: Palmeiro; Lamb; Ensberg 2; Ausmus.
RBI: Ensberg (21), Ausmus (16).
2-out RBI: Ensberg; Ausmus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee; Ausmus 2; Bruntlett 2; Lamb 2.
GIDP: Pence.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ensberg (1, 2nd base by Otsuka/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Ensberg-Loretta-Lamb).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF3230200.289
Kinsler, 2B3211212.240
Young, DH4024102.294
Byrd, RF5021004.371
Catalanotto, LF5010017.197
  Hairston, LF0000000.247
Laird, C4111011.239
Wilkerson, 1B3110101.220
Metcalf, 3B3110002.222
Vazquez, SS4000012.250
Totals3471276421 

BATTING
2B: Lofton (11, Oswalt), Kinsler (12, Oswalt).
3B: Lofton (2, Oswalt).
HR: Laird (5, 8th inning off White, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lofton 6; Kinsler 2; Young 2; Byrd 2; Catalanotto; Laird 4; Wilkerson; Metcalf.
RBI: Kinsler (34), Young 4 (46), Laird (25), Byrd (15).
2-out RBI: Kinsler; Young 4; Byrd.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Young; Catalanotto 4.
S: Metcalf.
GIDP: Metcalf.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Byrd (1, throw), Otsuka (1, missed catch).
DP: (Vazquez-Kinsler-Wilkerson).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (L, 7-5)6.18334203.55
White 1.02220015.72
Miller 0.10111107.71
Qualls 0.12111104.38
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wright (W, 1-1)5.23226507.42
Francisco (H, 6)1.01001004.18
Wilson (H, 6)0.10000102.02
Otsuka (H, 8)1.00000001.88
Gagne 1.00000000.45

HBP: Lamb (by Wright).
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 113-73, White 11-8, Miller 9-4, Qualls 13-8, Wright 96-55, Francisco 23-15, Wilson 3-3, Otsuka 7-4, Gagne 15-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 9-8, White 2-1, Miller 0-0, Qualls 0-0, Wright 7-5, Francisco 2-1, Wilson 0-0, Otsuka 1-1, Gagne 1-2.
Batters faced: Oswalt 30, White 5, Miller 2, Qualls 4, Wright 26, Francisco 5, Wilson 1, Otsuka 3, Gagne 3.
Inherited runners-scored: White 3-0, Miller 1-0, Qualls 2-2, Francisco 2-0, Wilson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Rob Drake.
Weather: 91 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 14 mph, R to L.
T: 3:03.
Att: 42,315.

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