Tampa Bay 7, Texas 6
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(79-76)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 7 11 0
Texas 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 6 7 1
WP: R. Choate (1-0) S: L. Cormier (2)
LP: F. Francisco (2-3)
(85-70)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 2nd: Texas
- N. Cruz homered to deep center, A. Jones scored
Bot 5th: Texas
- I. Kinsler doubled to deep center, N. Cruz scored, C. Davis to third
- E. Andrus reached on bunt single, C. Davis scored, I. Kinsler to third
- D. Murphy hit sacrifice fly to center, I. Kinsler scored
Top 8th: Tampa Bay
- B. Zobrist singled to shallow center, J. Bartlett and C. Crawford scored, E. Longoria to second
- W. Aybar singled to shallow left, E. Longoria scored, B. Zobrist to second
Bot 8th: Texas
- M. Byrd homered to deep center
Top 9th: Tampa Bay
- C. Crawford singled to center, A. Iwamura scored, J. Bartlett to third
- B. Zobrist singled to right, J. Bartlett and C. Crawford scored, E. Longoria to third
- F. Perez sacrificed to first, E. Longoria scored, B. Zobrist to second
 Tampa Bay
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
J. Bartlett ss 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .322
C. Crawford lf 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .308
E. Longoria 3b 3 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 .284
B. Zobrist 2b-1b 5 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 .287
W. Aybar dh 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .249
    F. Perez pr-rf 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192
B.J. Upton cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 .238
G. Gross rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234
    G. Kapler ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
    G. Zaun ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .259
    R. Choate p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    G. Balfour p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    L. Cormier p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Richard 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .125
    A. Iwamura ph-2b 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .290
D. Navarro c 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
    P. Burrell ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .225
    S. Riggans c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
 Totals 35 7 11 7 0 4 6 1 14  
 Batting
S - F Perez.
RBI - C Crawford (67), B Zobrist 4 (83), W Aybar (36), F Perez (1).
2-out RBI - B Zobrist 2, W Aybar.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Zobrist 1, B Upton 3, G Zaun 2.
GIDP - J Bartlett.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - J Bartlett (26, 2nd base off B McCarthy/T Teagarden).
CS - J Bartlett (7, 2nd base by B McCarthy/T Teagarden).
 Texas
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
I. Kinsler 2b 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250
E. Andrus ss 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .269
D. Murphy lf 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .275
M. Byrd cf 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .283
H. Blalock 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .239
    O. Vizquel 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
A. Jones dh 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .212
N. Cruz rf 4 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 .263
C. Davis 3b-1b 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .229
T. Teagarden c 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .210
    J. Borbon ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .318
 Totals 30 6 7 6 2 3 6 1 4  
 Batting
2B - I Kinsler (29, D Price); T Teagarden (11, D Price).
HR - M Byrd (20, 8th inning off R Choate 0 on, 2 Out), N Cruz (33, 2nd inning off D Price 1 on, 2 Out).
S - I Kinsler.
SF - D Murphy.
RBI - I Kinsler (85), E Andrus (35), D Murphy (55), M Byrd (89), N Cruz 2 (76).
2-out RBI - M Byrd, N Cruz 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Murphy 1.
Team LOB - 3.
 Base Running
SB - E Andrus (32, 2nd base off D Price/D Navarro).
CS - E Andrus 2 (6, 2nd base by D Price/D Navarro,3rd base by D Price/D Navarro).
 
 Fielding
E - C Davis (5, field).
DP - 2 (I Kinsler-H Blalock, E Andrus-I Kinsler-H Blalock).
 Tampa Bay
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
D. Price 5.0 6 5 5 2 4 1 1.39 4.60  
R. Springer 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.50 4.18  
D. Wheeler 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.88 3.38  
R. Choate (W, 1-0) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1.05 3.78  
G. Balfour (H, 18) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.41 4.96  
L. Cormier (S, 2) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.28 3.27  
 Texas
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
B. McCarthy 7.2 6 2 0 1 3 0 1.35 4.47  
D. O'Day 0.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0.96 2.04  
C.J. Wilson 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.35 2.90  
F. Francisco (L, 2-3; BS, 4) 0.2 3 4 4 2 2 0 1.14 3.91  
N. Feliz 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.67 1.80  
Pitches-strikes - R Choate 10-7; G Balfour 11-7; L Cormier 10-5; D Price 94-58; R Springer 13-11; D Wheeler 8-5; B McCarthy 97-64; D O'Day 11-5; C Wilson 10-5; F Francisco 30-15; N Feliz 6-4.
Ground balls-fly balls - R Choate 2-1; G Balfour 1-1; L Cormier 0-1; D Price 3-9; R Springer 1-1; D Wheeler 0-3; B McCarthy 12-9; D O'Day 0-0; C Wilson 0-0; F Francisco 3-0; N Feliz 0-0.
Batters faced - R Choate 4; G Balfour 2; L Cormier 2; D Price 22; R Springer 3; D Wheeler 3; B McCarthy 29; D O'Day 2; C Wilson 2; F Francisco 7; N Feliz 2.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Paul Nauert. 1B--Joe West. 2B--Ed Rapuano. 3B--Paul Schrieber.

Updated on Monday, Sep 28, 2009 3:59 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Tampa Bay
B. Zobrist Ben Zobrist
2-5
4 RBI
 Texas
N. Cruz Nelson Cruz
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI