Texas Rangers 7, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 41
Played on Friday, May 20, 2005 (N) at Ameriquest Field in Arlington

HOU N    0  1  0    0  0  1    0  1  0  -   3 10  0
TEX A    0  1  0    3  0  0    0  3  x  -   7  9  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    4   0   2   0       0   0       4   0
  Lamb ph                     1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Vizcaino 1b                   4   0   1   0       0   0       6   1
Biggio 2b                     4   2   2   0       0   0       2   2
Berkman dh                    4   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Self pr,dh                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Ensberg 3b                    2   1   0   1       1   0       0   1
Lane rf                       4   0   2   1       0   0       1   0
Everett ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       2   3
Ausmus c                      3   0   1   1       1   1       4   0
Bruntlett lf                  3   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Backe p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Franco p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wheeler p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   3  10   3       2   2      24   7

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Vizcaino-Everett-Vizcaino, Everett-Vizcaino, Everett-Biggio-Vizcaino.

BATTING - 
2B: Lane (10,off Rogers); Bruntlett (1,off Rogers); Biggio (14,off Rogers);
Taveras (4,off Rogers); Berkman (2,off Rogers).
SF: Ensberg (1,off Rogers).
Team LOB: 7.

Texas Rangers                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Dellucci dh                   2   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Allen ph,dh                 2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
M. Young ss                   3   1   3   0       1   0       0   5
Teixeira 1b                   4   1   1   0       0   1       9   0
Blalock 3b                    3   1   0   0       1   2       2   0
Soriano 2b                    3   2   1   0       1   0       1   0
Mench lf                      3   1   2   1       1   0       3   1
Nix cf                        4   1   2   6       0   0       3   1
Hidalgo rf                    3   0   0   0       1   0       5   0
Alomar c                      3   0   0   0       0   0       4   0
Rogers p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Cordero p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       30   7   9   7       5   4      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Soriano (14,off Backe); Mench (9,off Backe); Teixeira (10,off Franco).
HR: Nix (2,4th inning off Backe 2 on 1 out).
GDP: Teixeira (4,off Backe); Blalock (3,off Backe); Hidalgo (4,off Wheeler).
IBB: Soriano (1,by Franco).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Hidalgo (1,2nd base off Backe/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe L(3-3)                  7     7   5   5   3   3   1  29
Franco                        0.1   1   2   2   1   1   0   3
Wheeler                       0.2   1   0   0   1   0   0   3
Totals                        8     9   7   7   5   4   1  35

Backe faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
IBB: Franco (1,Soriano).

Texas Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Rogers W(5-2)                 8    10   3   3   2   1   0  34
Cordero                       1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    10   3   3   2   2   0  37


Umpires: HP - Greg Gibson, 1B - Charlie Reliford, 2B - Lance Barksdale, 3B - Chad Fairchild
Time of Game: 2:33   Attendance: 38109


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Texas Rangers            
1. Taveras             cf        Dellucci            dh
2. Vizcaino            1b        M. Young            ss
3. Biggio              2b        Teixeira            1b
4. Berkman             dh        Blalock             3b
5. Ensberg             3b        Soriano             2b
6. Lane                rf        Mench               lf
7. Everett             ss        Nix                 cf
8. Ausmus              c         Hidalgo             rf
9. Bruntlett           lf        Alomar              c
   Backe               p         Rogers              p

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras flied to right; Vizcaino singled to left;
Biggio forced Vizcaino (shortstop to second); Berkman flied to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 1ST: Dellucci was called out on strikes; M. Young
singled to center; Teixeira struck out; Blalock struck out; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Rangers 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Ensberg walked; Lane doubled to left [Ensberg to
third]; Everett grounded out (pitcher to first); Ausmus singled
to center [Ensberg scored, Lane out at home (center to
catcher)]; Bruntlett doubled to left [Ausmus out at home (left
to shortstop to catcher)]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1,
Rangers 0.

RANGERS 2ND: Soriano doubled to left; Mench singled to center
[Soriano to third]; Nix grounded out (second to first) [Soriano
scored, Mench to second]; Hidalgo flied to left; Alomar popped
to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Rangers 1.

ASTROS 3RD: Taveras flied to right; Vizcaino grounded out
(shortstop to first); Biggio flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Rangers 1.

RANGERS 3RD: Dellucci grounded out (first unassisted); M. Young
walked; Teixeira grounded into a double play (first to shortstop
to first) [M. Young out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Rangers 1.

ASTROS 4TH: Berkman popped to first; Ensberg flied to center;
Lane flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Rangers 1.

RANGERS 4TH: Blalock walked; Soriano flied to center; Mench
doubled to left [Blalock to third]; Nix homered [Blalock scored,
Mench scored]; Hidalgo walked; Hidalgo stole second; Alomar
grounded out (third to first); ALLEN BATTED FOR DELLUCCI; Allen
flied to center; Rangers DH David Dellucci left the game due
to an injured head; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Rangers
4.

ASTROS 5TH: ALLEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); Everett flied to
left; Ausmus walked; Bruntlett struck out; Taveras singled to
first [Ausmus to second]; Vizcaino grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 5TH: M. Young singled to center; Teixeira flied to left;
Blalock grounded into a double play (shortstop to first) [M.
Young out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Rangers 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Biggio doubled to left; Berkman grounded out
(pitcher to first); Ensberg lined to third; Lane singled to left
[Biggio scored]; Everett flied to left; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 2, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 6TH: Soriano flied to left; Mench lined to left; Nix
flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Ausmus lined to first; Bruntlett flied to right;
Taveras doubled to left; Vizcaino lined to third; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 7TH: Hidalgo flied to center; Alomar flied to center;
Allen lined to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 4.

ASTROS 8TH: Biggio singled to shortstop; Berkman doubled to left
[Biggio to third]; Ensberg hit a sacrifice fly to center [Biggio
scored]; SELF RAN FOR BERKMAN; Lane flied to right; Everett
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
3, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 8TH: SELF STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING DH); M. Young singled
to left; FRANCO REPLACED BACKE (PITCHING); Teixeira doubled to
right [M. Young to third]; Blalock struck out; Soriano was
walked intentionally; WHEELER REPLACED FRANCO (PITCHING); Mench
walked [M. Young scored, Teixeira to third, Soriano to second];
Nix singled to center [Teixeira scored, Soriano scored, Mench to
second]; Hidalgo grounded into a double play (shortstop to
second to first) [Nix out at second]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 3, Rangers 7.

ASTROS 9TH: CORDERO REPLACED ROGERS (PITCHING); Ausmus struck
out; PALMEIRO BATTED FOR BRUNTLETT; Palmeiro grounded out
(pitcher to first); LAMB BATTED FOR TAVERAS; Lamb grounded out
(first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 3, Rangers 7.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           3  10   0    7
 Rangers          7   9   0    4


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