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.
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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