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9 - 12 Final
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Rangers slug their way past Devil Rays

Apr 11, 2007 - 5:42 AM ARLINGTON, Texas (Ticker) -- Frank Catalanotto, Kenny Lofton and Ian Kinsler provided the Texas Rangers with just enough offense to overcome the Tampa Bay Devils Rays.

Catalanotto, Lofton and Kinsler each hit home runs to lead the Rangers to a 12-9 victory over the Devil Rays.

Lofton hit a solo homer in the first and Kinsler added a two-run shot in the second - his third of the season - to put the Rangers ahead, 3-0. However, Tampa Bay scored five times in the top of the third, keyed by Ty Wigginton's two-run home run.

Texas took the lead for good in the bottom of the frame, scoring seven times. Brad Wilkerson ignited the rally with a two-run single to forge a 5-5 tie. Gerald Laird reached base one batter later when Delmon Young misplayed a fly ball to right field.

With the bases loaded, Kinsler struck out for the second out of the inning. However, the Rangers took advantage of Young's error. Lofton singled to score two runs and Catalanotto followed with a homer to right, giving Texas a 9-5 lead.

"Kenny and I feel like we really need to get going and jump-start the offense," said Catalanotto, who finished a double shy of a cycle. "It was good tonight, we were able to get on base. We know the guys behind us will take care of business."

Neither starting pitched lasted long. Tampa Bay's Jae Seo (0-1) lasted just three innings, allowing 10 runs - five earned - eight hits and three walks. Seo struck out three.

Texas starter Jamey Wright lasted 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs, five hits and three walks while striking out one. Scott Feldman (1-0) who pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, picked up the first win of his career.

"I thought (Wright) got too many balls up," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "He wasn't sinking it. He couldn't get control of his command. He was getting balls up in the zone and they weren't missing. Once they got to five runs and weren't hitting the ball soft, I had to stop it right there. That's why I went to Feldman."

Wigginton finished with three hits and drove in four runs for the Devil Rays. The first baseman continues to feast on Texas pitching with a career batting average of .341 (14-for-41) with three home runs and 14 RBI.

Young hit his second home run of the season in the loss and has hit safely in all seven of Tampa Bay's games this year. B.J. Upton had two RBI for the Devil Rays.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 12 3
    TEXAS 1 2 7 0 0 1 0 1 x 12 12 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TAM - JAE SEO, JAE KUK RYU (4TH), JUAN SALAS (7TH) AND DIONER
    NAVARRO
    TEX - JAMEY WRIGHT, SCOTT FELDMAN (3RD), RON MAHAY
    (6TH), BRUCE CHEN (8TH) AND GERALD LAIRD


    Apr 10 11:12 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TY WIGGINTON SCORED CARL CRAWFORD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T WIGGINTON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 7
    TEXAS 12 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.357, 2-FOR-4)

    Rays vs. RangersApr 10 11:08 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY FRANK CATALANOTTO SCORED KENNY LOFTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F CATALANOTTO ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6
    TEXAS 12 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M YOUNG (.182, 0-FOR-2, 2 BB)

    Rays vs. RangersApr 10 10:56 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Salas relieved J Ryu.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6
    TEXAS 11 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: B Wilkerson (.278, 2-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Apr 10 10:36 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - PITCHING CHANGE
    TAM: JUAN SALAS (0-0, 13.50) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6, TEXAS 11
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: B WILKERSON (.278, 2-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Apr 10 10:36 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 6 9 2
    TEXAS 1 2 7 0 0 1 11 11 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TAM - JAE KUK RYU
    TEX - RON MAHAY

    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: B WILKERSON (.278, 2-FOR-2, BB, 2 RBI)
    G LAIRD (.200, 0-FOR-3)
    I KINSLER (.333, 1-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

    Apr 10 10:36 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY JAE KUK RYU ALLOWED MARK TEIXEIRA TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, H BLALOCK ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6
    TEXAS 11 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: N CRUZ (.316, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Rays vs. RangersApr 10 10:24 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY B.J. UPTON SCORED AKINORI IWAMURA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B UPTON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6
    TEXAS 10 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C CRAWFORD (.269, 0-FOR-1, 2 BB)

    Rays vs. RangersApr 10 10:14 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 5 0 5 5 2
    TEXAS 1 2 7 0 10 8 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TAM - JAE KUK RYU
    TEX - SCOTT FELDMAN

    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C CRAWFORD (.280, 0-FOR-0, 2 BB)
    B ZOBRIST (.130, 0-FOR-2)
    R BALDELLI (.227, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Apr 10 9:40 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY FRANK CATALANOTTO (2) TO RIGHT WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF JAE SEO SCORED GERALD LAIRD AND KENNY LOFTON.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5, TEXAS 10
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M YOUNG (.194, 0-FOR-0, 2 BB)

    Rays vs. RangersApr 10 9:28 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KENNY LOFTON SCORED NELSON CRUZ AND BRAD
    WILKERSON.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, K LOFTON ON FIRST, G LAIRD ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5
    TEXAS 7 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: F CATALANOTTO (.150, 1-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. RangersApr 10 9:27 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRAD WILKERSON SCORED MICHAEL YOUNG AND MARK
    TEIXEIRA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B WILKERSON ON FIRST, N CRUZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5
    TEXAS 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: G LAIRD (.222, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. RangersApr 10 9:24 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY TY WIGGINTON (2) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF JAMEY WRIGHT SCORED B.J. UPTON AND ROCCO BALDELLI.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5, TEXAS 3
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.320, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. RangersApr 10 9:18 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY B.J. UPTON SCORED DIONER NAVARRO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B UPTON ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    TEXAS 3 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C CRAWFORD (.280, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Rays vs. RangersApr 10 8:49 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DIONER NAVARRO SCORED ELIJAH DUKES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D NAVARRO ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 1
    TEXAS 3 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B UPTON (.389, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Rays vs. RangersApr 10 8:48 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY IAN KINSLER (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF JAE SEO SCORED BRAD WILKERSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0, TEXAS 3
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: K LOFTON (.148, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Apr 10 8:40 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY IAN KINSLER (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF JAE SEO SCORED BRAD WILKERSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0, TEXAS 3
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: K LOFTON (.148, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Rays vs. RangersApr 10 8:40 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 0 0 0
    TEXAS 1 1 2 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TAM - JAE SEO
    TEX - JAMEY WRIGHT

    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: N CRUZ (.353, 0 HR, 4 RBI)
    B WILKERSON (.188, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    G LAIRD (.235, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Apr 10 8:31 PM


  • AL
    AT TEXAS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KENNY LOFTON (1) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 1ST OFF JAE SEO.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0, TEXAS 1
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: F CATALANOTTO (.111, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Rays vs. RangersApr 10 8:18 PM