Texas Rangers 6, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 44
Played on Saturday, May 17, 2008 (N) at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

HOU N    1  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0  -   2  7  0
TEX A    2  2  0    0  0  0    2  0  x  -   6 14  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Pence rf                      4   0   1   0       0   1       4   1
Matsui 2b                     2   1   0   0       2   1       2   6
Tejada ss                     4   0   1   1       0   0       1   4
Berkman 1b                    3   1   2   1       1   0       9   0
Lee dh                        4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Erstad lf                     4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Wigginton 3b                  4   0   1   0       0   1       1   1
Bourn cf                      4   0   1   0       0   1       2   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Oswalt p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nieve p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
Totals                       32   2   7   2       3   7      24  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Pence-Matsui-Tejada, Nieve-Berkman.

BATTING - 
2B: Wigginton (3,off Guardado).
HR: Berkman (16,4th inning off Padilla 0 on 0 out).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Matsui (9,2nd base off Padilla/Laird).
CS: Bourn (1,2nd base by Padilla/Laird).

Texas Rangers                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kinsler 2b                    4   1   1   0       1   2       4   0
Young ss                      5   1   1   0       0   0       1   4
Hamilton rf                   3   1   2   0       0   0       0   0
  Boggs pr,lf                 1   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Bradley dh                    3   1   2   2       1   0       0   0
Murphy lf,rf                  4   0   1   1       0   0       2   0
Laird c                       4   0   1   1       0   0       7   1
Catalanotto 1b                4   1   1   0       0   0       7   0
Byrd cf                       4   1   3   2       0   0       5   0
Vazquez 3b                    4   0   2   0       0   0       0   0
Padilla p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Benoit p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Guardado p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   6  14   6       2   3      27   6

BATTING - 
HR: Bradley (7,1st inning off Oswalt 1 on 2 out); Byrd (1,2nd inning off Oswalt
1 on 1 out).
IBB: Bradley (7,by Byrdak).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Kinsler (13,3rd base off Byrdak/Ausmus); Young (3,2nd base off Byrdak/Ausmus).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt L(4-4)                 6    11   6   6   1   1   2  29
Byrdak                        0.1   1   0   0   1   1   0   3
Nieve                         1.2   2   0   0   0   1   0   6
Totals                        8    14   6   6   2   3   2  38

Oswalt faced 2 batters in the 7th inning
IBB: Byrdak (2,Bradley).

Texas Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Padilla W(6-2)                7     5   2   2   3   6   1  27
Benoit                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Guardado                      1     1   0   0   0   1   0   4
Totals                        9     7   2   2   3   7   1  35

WP: Padilla 2 (4).

Umpires: HP - Angel Hernandez, 1B - Eric Cooper, 2B - Marty Foster, 3B - Angel Campos
Time of Game: 2:46   Attendance: 38534


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Texas Rangers            
1. Pence               rf        Kinsler             2b
2. Matsui              2b        Young               ss
3. Tejada              ss        Hamilton            rf
4. Berkman             1b        Bradley             dh
5. Lee                 dh        Murphy              lf
6. Erstad              lf        Laird               c
7. Wigginton           3b        Catalanotto         1b
8. Bourn               cf        Byrd                cf
9. Ausmus              c         Vazquez             3b
   Oswalt              p         Padilla             p

ASTROS 1ST: Pence grounded out (shortstop to first); Matsui
walked; Matsui stole second; Tejada singled to right [Matsui
scored, Tejada to second (on throw)]; Berkman walked; Lee flied
to left; Padilla threw a wild pitch [Tejada to third, Berkman to
second]; Erstad grounded out (first unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Astros 1, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 1ST: Kinsler flied to center; Young flied to right;
Hamilton singled to left; Bradley homered [Hamilton scored];
Murphy grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Rangers 2.

ASTROS 2ND: Wigginton struck out; Bourn was called out on
strikes; Ausmus grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Rangers 2.

RANGERS 2ND: Laird grounded out (shortstop to first);
Catalanotto singled to third; Byrd homered [Catalanotto scored];
Vazquez grounded out (second to first); Kinsler walked; Young
forced Kinsler (third to second); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Rangers 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Pence was called out on strikes; Matsui walked;
Matsui was picked off first (pitcher to first); Tejada grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Rangers 4.

RANGERS 3RD: Hamilton grounded out (shortstop to first); Bradley
popped to third; Murphy flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Rangers 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Berkman homered; Lee struck out; Erstad singled to
center; Wigginton popped to shortstop; Bourn flied to center; 1
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 4TH: On a bunt Laird made an out to pitcher; Catalanotto
grounded out (shortstop to first); Byrd singled to center;
Vazquez singled to center [Byrd to third]; Kinsler struck out; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Ausmus was called out on strikes; Pence popped to
second; Matsui was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 2, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 5TH: Young grounded out (second to first); Hamilton
singled to center; BOGGS RAN FOR HAMILTON; Bradley singled to
right [Boggs to second]; Murphy grounded out (second to first)
[Boggs to third, Bradley to second]; Laird grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 4.

ASTROS 6TH: BOGGS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); MURPHY CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); Tejada flied to right; Berkman singled
to right; Lee flied to center; Padilla threw a wild pitch
[Berkman to second]; Erstad grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 6TH: Catalanotto flied to right; Byrd singled to left;
Vazquez flied into a double play to right [Byrd out at second
(right to second to shortstop)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
2, Rangers 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Wigginton lined to left; Bourn singled to left;
Ausmus popped to second; Bourn was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 7TH: Kinsler singled to right; Young singled to center
[Kinsler to second]; BYRDAK REPLACED OSWALT (PITCHING); Kinsler
stole third and Young stole second; Boggs struck out; Bradley
was walked intentionally; Murphy singled to center [Kinsler
scored, Young to third, Bradley to second]; NIEVE REPLACED
BYRDAK (PITCHING); Laird singled to left [Young scored, Bradley
to third, Murphy to second]; Catalanotto lined into a double
play to pitcher [Laird out at first (pitcher to first)]; 2 R, 4
H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 6.

ASTROS 8TH: BENOIT REPLACED PADILLA (PITCHING); Pence singled to
center; Matsui flied to center; Tejada flied to center; Berkman
popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 6.

RANGERS 8TH: Byrd flied to right; Vazquez singled to right;
Kinsler struck out; Young forced Vazquez (shortstop to second);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Rangers 6.

ASTROS 9TH: GUARDADO REPLACED BENOIT (PITCHING); Lee popped to
first; Erstad was called out on strikes; Wigginton doubled to
left; Bourn lined to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2,
Rangers 6.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   7   0    6
 Rangers          6  14   0    8


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