Houston Astros 5, Texas Rangers 4
Regular Season Game 45
Played on Sunday, May 18, 2008 (D) at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

HOU N    0  0  0    3  2  0    0  0  0  -   5 13  0
TEX A    0  0  0    0  0  0    3  1  0  -   4  8  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      4   0   2   0       1   1       4   0
Matsui 2b                     4   1   2   0       1   0       1   4
Tejada ss                     5   2   3   1       0   0       0   3
Berkman dh                    5   1   2   0       0   1       0   0
Lee lf                        4   0   0   1       0   1       0   0
  Erstad lf                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Pence rf                      4   1   2   0       0   1       2   0
Loretta 1b                    2   0   1   1       2   0      10   0
Wigginton 3b                  4   0   0   1       0   2       0   2
Towles c                      4   0   1   1       0   2      10   0
Backe p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brocail p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Valverde p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   5  13   5       4   8      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Matsui-Towles.

BATTING - 
2B: Loretta (5,off Gabbard); Towles (4,off Gabbard); Tejada (13,off Gabbard).
SF: Lee (3,off Gabbard).
GDP: Tejada 2 (4,off Gabbard,off Wilson).
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Berkman (8,2nd base off Wilson/Laird).
CS: Bourn 2 (3,2nd base by Rupe/Laird,2nd base by Wright/Laird).

Texas Rangers                AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Kinsler 2b                    4   1   2   0       0   1       3   4
Catalanotto 1b                4   0   2   1       0   0       6   1
Young ss                      4   1   1   0       0   0       5   4
Bradley dh                    4   1   1   2       0   2       0   0
Murphy rf,cf                  4   1   1   1       0   1       1   0
Laird c                       4   0   1   0       0   0       7   2
Boggs lf                      4   0   0   0       0   3       0   0
Byrd cf                       2   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
  Vazquez ph,3b               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Duran 3b                      2   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Hamilton ph,rf              1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Gabbard p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
  Rupe p                      0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wright p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wilson p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       34   4   8   4       0   9      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 2. Kinsler-Young-Catalanotto, Kinsler-Young-Catalanotto.

BATTING - 
2B: Catalanotto (8,off Valverde).
HR: Bradley (8,7th inning off Backe 1 on 1 out); Murphy (6,7th inning off Backe
0 on 1 out).
Team LOB: 3.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe W(3-5)                  6.1   5   3   3   0   5   2  23
Brocail                       1.1   1   1   1   0   1   0   5
Valverde SV(12)               1.1   2   0   0   0   3   0   6
Totals                        9     8   4   4   0   9   2  34


Texas Rangers                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Gabbard L(1-1)                5     9   5   5   3   4   0  26
Rupe                          2     3   0   0   0   1   0   8
Wright                        1     1   0   0   0   1   0   3
Wilson                        1     0   0   0   1   2   0   4
Totals                        9    13   5   5   4   8   0  41

WP: Wilson (1).

Umpires: HP - Eric Cooper, 1B - Marty Foster, 2B - Angel Campos, 3B - Angel Hernandez
Ejections: HOU Manager Cecil Cooper by Angel Campos [Call at 2B]
Time of Game: 3:00   Attendance: 33561


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Texas Rangers            
1. Bourn               cf        Kinsler             2b
2. Matsui              2b        Catalanotto         1b
3. Tejada              ss        Young               ss
4. Berkman             dh        Bradley             dh
5. Lee                 lf        Murphy              rf
6. Pence               rf        Laird               c
7. Loretta             1b        Boggs               lf
8. Wigginton           3b        Byrd                cf
9. Towles              c         Duran               3b
   Backe               p         Gabbard             p

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn grounded out (first to pitcher); Matsui
singled to left; Tejada grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Matsui out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 0, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 1ST: Kinsler grounded out (third to first); Catalanotto
grounded out (third to first); Young flied to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Rangers 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Berkman grounded out (third to first); Lee grounded
out (pitcher to first); Pence was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 2ND: Bradley lined to center; Murphy grounded out
(second to first); Laird flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Rangers 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Loretta doubled to left; Wigginton struck out;
Towles struck out; Bourn walked; Matsui grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 3RD: Boggs struck out; Byrd struck out; Duran grounded
out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Rangers 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Tejada singled to center; Berkman singled to left
[Tejada to second]; Lee flied to center; Pence singled to second
[Tejada to third, Berkman to second]; Loretta walked [Tejada
scored, Berkman to third, Pence to second]; Wigginton forced
Loretta (shortstop to second) [Berkman scored, Pence to third];
Towles doubled to right [Pence scored, Wigginton to third];
Bourn struck out; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 3, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 4TH: Kinsler singled to center; Catalanotto singled to
right [Kinsler to third]; Young hit into a double play to second
[Kinsler out at home (second to catcher)]; Bradley struck out; 0
R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 3, Rangers 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Matsui singled to first; Tejada doubled to right
[Matsui scored]; Berkman singled to center [Tejada to third];
Lee out on a sacrifice fly to right [Tejada scored]; Pence
forced Berkman (pitcher to shortstop); Loretta walked [Pence to
second]; Wigginton grounded out (pitcher to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 5TH: Murphy flied to center; Laird grounded out
(shortstop to first); Boggs struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 5, Rangers 0.

ASTROS 6TH: RUPE REPLACED GABBARD (PITCHING); Towles was called
out on strikes; Bourn singled to left; Bourn was caught stealing
second (catcher to shortstop); Astros Manager Cecil Cooper
ejected by 2B umpire Angel Campos; Cooper bumped Campos and told
him he was 2 for 2 in blown calls; Matsui flied to center; 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 6TH: Byrd grounded out (second to first); Duran popped
to first; Kinsler was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 5, Rangers 0.

ASTROS 7TH: Tejada singled to right; Berkman forced Tejada
(second to shortstop); Lee flied to center; Pence singled to
right [Berkman to second]; Loretta forced Pence (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 5, Rangers 0.

RANGERS 7TH: Catalanotto lined to right; Young singled to left;
Bradley homered [Young scored]; Murphy homered; BROCAIL REPLACED
BACKE (PITCHING); Laird flied to center; Boggs grounded out
(shortstop to first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Rangers 3.

ASTROS 8TH: WRIGHT REPLACED RUPE (PITCHING); Wigginton struck
out; Towles flied to center; On a bunt Bourn singled to pitcher;
Bourn was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 5, Rangers 3.

RANGERS 8TH: VAZQUEZ BATTED FOR BYRD; Vazquez was called out on
strikes; HAMILTON BATTED FOR DURAN; Hamilton grounded out (first
unassisted); Kinsler singled to right; VALVERDE REPLACED BROCAIL
(PITCHING); Catalanotto doubled to left [Kinsler scored]; Young
grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5,
Rangers 4.

ASTROS 9TH: MURPHY CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); VAZQUEZ
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B); HAMILTON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
RF); WILSON REPLACED WRIGHT (PITCHING); Matsui walked; Tejada
grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first)
[Matsui out at second]; Berkman struck out but advanced to first
on a wild pitch; Berkman stole second; Lee struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Rangers 4.

RANGERS 9TH: ERSTAD REPLACED LEE (PLAYING LF); Bradley struck
out; Murphy struck out; Laird singled to left; Boggs struck out;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 5, Rangers 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           5  13   0    9
 Rangers          4   8   0    3


Data courtesy of Retrosheet