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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 12, 2007
Rangers rout Rays
Tough night for Tampa Bay
Right-hander Jason Hammel surrendered five runs on seven hits and four walks over four-plus innings, and the Devil Rays went on to drop the series finale to the Rangers. Batting in the leadoff spot, Jonny Gomes had three hits, including a double, an RBI and a stolen base for Tampa Bay. The Devil Rays struck out 12 times.
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Rangers 9, Devil Rays 1
Michael Young hits the 100th home run of his career in the fifth inning on Sunday night. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Series at a glance:
Team effort spurs Texas
Seven different Rangers knocked in a run as Texas toppled Tampa Bay. David Murphy had three hits and three runs, while Michael Young hit career homer No. 100. Kason Gabbard had to leave in the second inning with forearm stiffness, but Willie Eyre came in and pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings.
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 Young hits homer No. 100
TB
Tampa Bay (45-72)
Lost 1
Texas 9, Tampa Bay 1   TEX
Texas (51-66)
Won 1
August 12, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 8 0
Texas
0 0 2 1 4 0 0 2 X   9 14 0
Standings thru 8/12/07  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomes, LF5031011.264
Crawford, DH5000025.315
Upton, CF3010211.324
Pena, 1B4000114.268
Young, RF5010013.297
Harris, 2B2000211.296
Wilson, 3B4120022.255
Navarro, C4010023.209
Zobrist, SS3000013.165
Totals3518151223 

BATTING
2B: Gomes (12, Eyre), Upton (20, Eyre).
TB: Gomes 4; Upton 2; Young; Wilson 2; Navarro.
RBI: Gomes (34).
2-out RBI: Gomes.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena 3; Young 2; Crawford 2.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomes (5, 2nd base off Gabbard/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Harris-Zobrist-Pena 2).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, LF5011004.251
  Cruz, RF0000000.208
Kinsler, 2B4112101.252
Young, SS3111100.305
  Melhuse, 3B1000001.230
Byrd, CF4122100.316
Wilkerson, 1B4121112.232
Botts, DH4121004.233
Saltalamacchia, C4010021.259
Vazquez, 3B-SS3110103.243
Murphy, RF-LF4331001.556
Totals3691495317 

BATTING
2B: Murphy 3 (4, Hammel, Switzer, Wheeler), Byrd (13, Hammel), Botts (2, Switzer), Kinsler (16, Wheeler).
3B: Catalanotto (3, Hammel).
HR: Young (6, 5th inning off Hammel, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Catalanotto 3; Kinsler 2; Young 4; Byrd 3; Wilkerson 2; Botts 3; Saltalamacchia; Vazquez; Murphy 6.
RBI: Byrd 2 (43), Catalanotto (34), Young (63), Wilkerson (50), Botts (5), Murphy (1), Kinsler 2 (41).
2-out RBI: Catalanotto; Murphy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vazquez; Kinsler; Catalanotto; Wilkerson.
GIDP: Botts 2.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (14, 2nd base off Hammel/Navarro).

FIELDING
DP: (Wilkerson-Young).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hammel (L, 1-2)4.07554116.63
Switzer 1.032201017.18
Stokes 2.01000107.47
Wheeler 1.03221005.47
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard 1.11000203.83
Eyre (W, 4-5)3.24003204.68
Littleton 1.21002404.39
Francisco 1.12110304.79
Benoit 1.00000102.74

Hammel pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

WP: Francisco 2.
HBP: Zobrist (by Littleton).
Pitches-strikes: Hammel 91-51, Switzer 30-21, Stokes 22-13, Wheeler 36-21, Gabbard 18-12, Eyre 64-33, Littleton 38-22, Francisco 25-19, Benoit 13-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hammel 7-4, Switzer 0-2, Stokes 4-1, Wheeler 2-1, Gabbard 1-1, Eyre 6-3, Littleton 1-0, Francisco 0-2, Benoit 1-1.
Batters faced: Hammel 22, Switzer 6, Stokes 6, Wheeler 7, Gabbard 5, Eyre 17, Littleton 9, Francisco 7, Benoit 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Switzer 1-1, Francisco 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 98 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:29.
Att: 24,042.

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