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Tough night for Tampa Bay
Rangers 9, Devil Rays 1
Jason Hammel threw 51 of his 91 pitches for strikes on Sunday night. (Matt Slocum/AP)
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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Series at a glance:
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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