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Eyre's spot start not enough
Blue Jays 9, Rangers 5
Willie Eyre saw his ERA rise to 4.74 after his outing on Saturday. (Aaron Harris/AP)
 Rangers score on catcher's interference
Willie Eyre was tapped on the shoulder to make a start for the injured Kameron Loe, but unfortunately, the Jays were waiting to pounce. The Rangers fell behind early, and couldn't muster enough of a rally in the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (48-62)
Lost 3
Toronto 9, Texas 5   TOR
Toronto (55-54)
Won 2
August 4, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2   5 11 0
Toronto
6 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 X   9 9 1
Standings thru 8/4/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, LF4110001.239
  b-Sosa, PH1000010.239
Kinsler, 2B4220111.247
Young, SS4021022.302
  Melhuse, 3B1011000.244
Byrd, CF5000024.318
Botts, DH4120001.188
Cruz, RF3012001.219
Saltalamacchia, 1B4000015.259
Laird, C4010012.238
Vazquez, 3B-SS3000011.255
  a-Wilkerson, PH1111000.226
Totals3851151918 

a-Homered for Vazquez in the 9th. b-Struck out for Catalanotto in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (15, Marcum).
3B: Botts (1, Marcum).
HR: Wilkerson (16, 9th inning off League, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Catalanotto; Kinsler 3; Young 2; Melhuse; Botts 4; Cruz; Laird; Wilkerson 4.
RBI: Cruz 2 (20), Young (59), Wilkerson (47), Melhuse (9).
2-out RBI: Cruz; Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Saltalamacchia 2; Young; Laird.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Vazquez-Saltalamacchia).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, LF5110014.269
Overbay, 1B3100200.252
Rios, RF4111101.302
Wells, CF4111100.259
Thomas, DH4224002.255
Glaus, 3B2200212.259
Hill, 2B4110011.275
Zaun, C2010200.245
McDonald, SS3023001.274
Totals319998311 

BATTING
2B: Rios (30, Eyre), Wells (30, Eyre), Hill (33, Murray), McDonald (13, Littleton).
HR: Thomas 2 (18, 1st inning off Eyre, 2 on, 0 out; 3rd inning off Eyre, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Johnson; Rios 2; Wells 2; Thomas 8; Hill 2; Zaun; McDonald 3.
RBI: Rios (64), Wells (58), Thomas 4 (60), McDonald 3 (20).
2-out RBI: McDonald 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson 3; Glaus.
S: McDonald.
GIDP: Rios.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Zaun (3, catcher interference).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Eyre (L, 3-4)2.16772224.74
Murray 2.11223107.71
Littleton 2.12002004.13
Francisco 1.00001004.01
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marcum (W, 8-4)6.08320503.63
Wolfe 1.00000202.45
Tallet 1.01000103.38
League 0.12221116.75
Downs 0.20000002.13

IBB: Zaun (by Murray).
HBP: Botts (by Marcum).
Pitches-strikes: Eyre 67-41, Murray 49-25, Littleton 37-22, Francisco 12-6, Marcum 108-73, Wolfe 13-10, Tallet 18-11, League 18-9, Downs 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Eyre 2-3, Murray 2-4, Littleton 5-2, Francisco 3-0, Marcum 8-5, Wolfe 0-1, Tallet 1-1, League 0-0, Downs 0-2.
Batters faced: Eyre 15, Murray 11, Littleton 11, Francisco 3, Marcum 28, Wolfe 3, Tallet 4, League 4, Downs 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Littleton 3-2, Downs 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Mike Estabrook. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 77 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 25,231.

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