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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 05, 2007
Home sweet sweep
Rangers' skid at four
The Rangers got off to a promising start when Frank Catalanotto led off the game with a homer, but that's all the bats could muster off Dustin McGowan in the loss. Brandon McCarthy pitched well enough to win, notching his second straight quality start.
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 Catalanotto's leadoff homer
Blue Jays 4, Rangers 1
Dustin McGowan tips his cap to the fans after exiting in the ninth inning Sunday. (Nathan Denette/AP)
Series at a glance:
Eight home wins in a row
Dustin McGowan pitched into the ninth inning and struck out six to lead the Jays to a three-game sweep of the Rangers. Matt Stairs got the start at first base and collected three doubles and two RBIs as the Jays won for the eighth straight time at Rogers Centre.
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 Stairs' RBI double
 Wells' RBI triple
Texas (48-63)
Lost 4
Toronto 4, Texas 1   TOR
Toronto (56-54)
Won 3
August 5, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 9 0
1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 X   4 9 0
Standings thru 8/5/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
Catalanotto, LF5121003.243
Kinsler, 2B4000014.244
Young, SS4010000.301
Sosa, DH4020000.242
Cruz, RF4000023.214
Wilkerson, 1B4010023.226
Saltalamacchia, C4020001.265
Vazquez, 3B4000023.250
Hairston, CF2010100.195
  a-Botts, PH1000002.176

a-Grounded out for Hairston in the 9th.

HR: Catalanotto (7, 1st inning off McGowan, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Catalanotto 5; Young; Sosa 2; Wilkerson; Saltalamacchia 2; Hairston.
RBI: Catalanotto (27).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilkerson; Kinsler 3; Catalanotto 2.
Team LOB: 9.

SB: Hairston (4, 2nd base off McGowan/Zaun).

Johnson, LF2100111.264
Stairs, 1B3132100.286
  1-McDonald, PR-SS0100000.274
Rios, RF3000103.300
Wells, CF4011004.259
Thomas, DH4011012.255
Hill, 2B4010012.275
Zaun, C4020021.250
Luna, 3B4000013.000
Olmedo, SS2110001.500
  a-Overbay, PH-1B2000021.250

a-Struck out for Olmedo in the 7th.
1-Ran for Stairs in the 7th.

2B: Zaun (12, McCarthy), Stairs 3 (15, McCarthy, McCarthy, Francisco), Olmedo (1, McCarthy).
3B: Wells (2, Francisco).
TB: Stairs 6; Wells 3; Thomas; Hill; Zaun 3; Olmedo 2.
RBI: Thomas (61), Stairs 2 (42), Wells (59).
2-out RBI: Thomas; Wells.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill; Johnson; Thomas 2; Wells.
S: Johnson.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Stairs (2, 3rd base off McCarthy/Saltalamacchia).

McCarthy (L, 5-8)6.06222405.04
Francisco 0.22221104.36
Benoit 1.11000302.90
McGowan (W, 8-5)8.08111614.11
Accardo (S, 20)1.01000102.53

McGowan pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Francisco.
Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 104-65, Francisco 24-14, Benoit 22-13, McGowan 106-74, Accardo 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: McCarthy 7-7, Francisco 0-1, Benoit 0-1, McGowan 14-4, Accardo 1-1.
Batters faced: McCarthy 26, Francisco 5, Benoit 5, McGowan 33, Accardo 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Benoit 1-0, Accardo 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Estabrook. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 77 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:37.
Att: 29,593.

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