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Rangers' rallies fall short
Astros 12, Rangers 9
Robinson Tejeda threw 88 pitches in just 3 2/3 innings on Sunday. (LM Otero/AP)
 Kinsler's tying blast
Sammy Sosa hit a two-run single and Frank Catalanotto followed with a two-run homer to erase a four-run deficit in the eighth inning. After Houston went ahead again, Marlon Byrd and Ian Kinsler homered in the ninth to send it to extra innings, but the bullpen faltered again in the 10th.
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Series at a glance:
HOU
Houston (32-43)
Won 1
Houston 12, Texas 9   TEX
Texas (30-45)
Lost 1
June 24, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Houston
3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 3   12 16 0
Texas
0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 2 0   9 12 1
Standings thru 6/24/07  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Rangers Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, DH5232101.238
Pence, CF6441001.353
Berkman, 1B5224113.265
Lee, LF5020102.291
Loretta, 2B5123103.332
Lamb, 3B5010015.317
  Ausmus, C1000012.265
Scott, RF4100104.243
Munson, C4000024.212
  Ensberg, 3B1110000.219
Bruntlett, SS3110110.333
Totals441216106625 

BATTING
2B: Loretta 2 (14, Mahay, Gagne), Pence (19, Gagne), Biggio (21, Wilson).
HR: Berkman (10, 1st inning off Tejeda, 2 on, 0 out), Pence (8, 3rd inning off Tejeda, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Biggio 4; Pence 8; Berkman 5; Lee 2; Loretta 4; Lamb; Ensberg; Bruntlett.
RBI: Berkman 4 (44), Pence (35), Biggio 2 (26), Loretta 3 (24).
2-out RBI: Biggio.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman; Munson 2; Scott; Ausmus.
S: Bruntlett.
GIDP: Biggio.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lee (4, 2nd base by Tejeda/Laird).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF5222000.292
Kinsler, 2B5221010.243
Young, SS5000022.289
Sosa, DH5112010.246
Catalanotto, LF5122000.205
Laird, C4110001.240
Wilkerson, 1B5010022.219
Hairston, RF3011000.250
  a-Byrd, PH-RF1111000.378
Vazquez, 3B4110012.250
Totals429129077 

a-Homered for Hairston in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Vazquez (4, Sampson), Catalanotto (5, Qualls).
HR: Lofton (5, 3rd inning off Sampson, 1 on, 1 out), Catalanotto (6, 8th inning off Wheeler, 1 on, 1 out), Byrd (3, 9th inning off Wheeler, 0 on, 0 out), Kinsler (14, 9th inning off Wheeler, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Lofton 5; Kinsler 5; Sosa; Catalanotto 6; Laird; Wilkerson; Hairston; Byrd 4; Vazquez 2.
RBI: Lofton 2 (18), Hairston (7), Sosa 2 (59), Catalanotto 2 (21), Byrd (16), Kinsler (35).
2-out RBI: Hairston; Kinsler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vazquez; Wilkerson.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Vazquez (3, throw).
DP: 2 (Young-Kinsler-Wilkerson, Laird-Young).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sampson 7.05330413.71
White 0.02220006.35
Wheeler (BS, 4)(W, 1-4)2.04440336.55
Qualls (S, 2)1.01000004.26
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tejeda 3.25754426.57
Mahay 3.14000002.59
Benoit 1.01000103.76
Gagne 1.02221001.29
Wilson (L, 0-1)0.14331002.75
Eyre 0.20000103.00

White pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Wheeler.
HBP: Laird (by Sampson).
Pitches-strikes: Sampson 96-67, White 10-6, Wheeler 39-29, Qualls 11-7, Tejeda 88-53, Mahay 56-38, Benoit 8-6, Gagne 20-10, Wilson 24-14, Eyre 8-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sampson 12-5, White 0-0, Wheeler 2-1, Qualls 2-1, Tejeda 1-5, Mahay 6-4, Benoit 2-0, Gagne 1-2, Wilson 1-0, Eyre 1-0.
Batters faced: Sampson 27, White 2, Wheeler 10, Qualls 4, Tejeda 20, Mahay 14, Benoit 3, Gagne 6, Wilson 6, Eyre 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Wheeler 2-2, Mahay 2-0, Eyre 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Angel Campos. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 84 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:42.
Att: 31,560.

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