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NYM
@BOS
5
12
PIT
@CHW
4
3
COL
@DET
3
1
MIL
@MIN
3
6
PHI
@NYY
4
3
 
(11)
ARI
@OAK
2
6
SFG
@SEA
4
5
TOR
@ATL
2
10
CLE
@CIN
3
4
 
(11)
TBR
@FLA
4
5
 
(11)
TEX
@HOU
5
0
LAA
@LAD
10
7
CHC
@SDP
2
7
KCR
@STL
3
2
BAL
@WSN
5
8
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 1:06PM
, Minute Maid Park
Attendance: 36,749, Time of Game: 2:37
Rangers
5
26-17
 Won 3 
1st
at Astros
0
18-25
 Lost 4 
6th, 7½ GB
L: Mike Hampton (2-4)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         1  0  3   1  0  0   0  0  0    5 11  0
Astros          0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  9  0

Texas Rangers

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ian Kinsler 2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 .284 .916 13 10 0.075 0.39 0.103 -0.028 0.2 3 3 HR
Michael Young 3B 4 1 1 0 1 0 .343 .949 16 8 0.023 0.32 0.041 -0.018 0.5 0 0 2B
Josh Hamilton CF 4 2 3 1 1 0 .257 .815 22 13 0.182 0.36 0.184 -0.002 2.2 2 0 HR,2B
Nelson Cruz RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 .288 .890 25 14 0.034 0.39 0.066 -0.031 -0.3 1 0 SB,CS
Marlon Byrd LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 .290 .752 11 7 0.014 0.47 0.032 -0.018 -0.5 4 0 2B,SF
Chris Davis 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .204 .700 11 9 -0.066 0.61 0.002 -0.067 -0.9 5 2
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 4 1 1 1 0 1 .252 .725 20 14 0.017 0.34 0.043 -0.025 0.3 6 0 HR
Elvis Andrus SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 .291 .790 14 7 -0.016 0.23 0.004 -0.020 0.1 4 1 2B
Brandon McCarthy P 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 16 11 -0.022 0.21 0.000 -0.022 -1.1 2 0
Team Totals 36 5 11 5 3 1 .306 1.017 148 93 0.241 0.37 0.475 -0.231 0.6 27 6
2B: E Andrus (4, off R Ortiz); M Young (16, off M Hampton); J Hamilton (3, off M Hampton); M Byrd (15, off M Hampton).
HR: J Saltalamacchia (5, off M Hampton; 4th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF); I Kinsler (12, off M Hampton; 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); J Hamilton (6, off M Hampton; 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: M Byrd (2, off M Hampton).
TB: J Hamilton 7; I Kinsler 4; J Saltalamacchia 4; E Andrus 2; M Young 2; N Cruz 2; M Byrd 2; C Davis.
RBI: J Saltalamacchia (19); N Cruz (31); M Byrd (19); I Kinsler (33); J Hamilton (20).
2-out RBI: J Hamilton.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 1 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: N Cruz (7, 2nd base off M Hampton/H Quintero).
CS: N Cruz (1, 3rd base by M Hampton/H Quintero).

Houston Astros

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Michael Bourn CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 .282 .737 14 13 -0.077 0.64 0.000 -0.077 -1.3 3 0
Miguel Tejada SS 4 0 4 0 0 0 .345 .891 13 8 0.113 0.75 0.113 0.000 1.5 2 7 2B,SB
Lance Berkman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .225 .813 17 10 -0.123 1.05 0.000 -0.123 -1.8 11 1
Carlos Lee LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .890 16 9 -0.091 0.81 0.000 -0.091 -1.3 2 0
Hunter Pence RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .348 .941 13 10 -0.030 0.49 0.013 -0.043 -0.4 3 0
Geoff Blum 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 .266 .664 11 7 0.007 0.55 0.028 -0.021 -0.1 1 0
   Edwin Maysonet 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 6 3 -0.002 0.07 0.000 -0.002 -0.1 0 2
Kazuo Matsui 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .224 .590 12 6 -0.022 0.53 0.008 -0.030 -0.4 3 3
Humberto Quintero C 4 0 2 0 0 1 .190 .429 13 10 -0.029 0.55 0.028 -0.056 -0.0 2 1
Mike Hampton P 1 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .787 1 1 0.032 0.74 0.032 0.000 0.4 0 0
   Jason Michaels PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .628 4 3 -0.022 0.96 0.000 -0.022 -0.4
   Russ Ortiz P 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .773 2 1 -0.010 0.40 0.000 -0.010 -0.2 0 0
   Darin Erstad PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .152 .433 2 2 -0.005 0.21 0.000 -0.005 -0.3
Team Totals 36 0 9 0 1 6 .250 .548 124 83 -0.259 0.62 0.222 -0.480 -4.4 27 14
2B: M Tejada (15, off B McCarthy).
TB: M Tejada 5; H Quintero 2; M Hampton; G Blum; H Pence.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Baserunning
SB: M Tejada (2, 2nd base off B McCarthy/J Saltalamacchia).

Texas Rangers

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Brandon McCarthy, W (4-2) 9 9 0 0 1 6 0 4.67 37 124 83 52 8 23 10 20 7 0 74 0.258 0.62 4.4
Team Totals 9 9 0 0 1 6 0 0.00 37 124 83 52 8 23 10 20 7 0 74 0.258 0.62 4.4

Houston Astros

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Mike Hampton, L (2-4) 5 8 5 5 1 0 3 5.63 23 76 48 33 7 8 6 16 5 0 30 -0.261 0.57 -2.6
Russ Ortiz 4 3 0 0 2 1 0 4.88 17 75 47 30 6 11 10 4 1 0 0 0 0.020 0.07 2.0
Team Totals 9 11 5 5 3 1 3 5.00 40 151 95 63 13 19 16 20 6 0 30 0 0 -0.241 0.37 -0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Fieldin Culbreth, 1B - Gary Cederstrom, 2B - Jim Wolf, 3B - Brian O'Nora.
Time of Game: 2:37.
Attendance: Not Given.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Wind 0mph, In Dome.

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  R TEX J. Hamilton M. Hampton 10% 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R TEX I. Kinsler M. Hampton 10% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t3 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX J. Hamilton M. Hampton 8% 82% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Young to 3B
b3 0-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU M. Tejada B. McCarthy -5% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bourn to 3B
t1 1-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O TEX C. Davis M. Hampton -5% 56% Flyball: LF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX I. Kinsler M. Hampton -2% 48% Flyball: CF
t1 0-0 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O TEX M. Young M. Hampton -2% 46% Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
t1 0-0 2 --- 5,(3-1)  R TEX J. Hamilton M. Hampton 10% 57% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF)
t1 1-0 2 --- 2,(1-0)  TEX N. Cruz M. Hampton 1% 58% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t1 1-0 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  TEX M. Byrd M. Hampton 3% 61% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line); Cruz to 3B
t1 1-0 2 -23 1,(0-0)  O TEX C. Davis M. Hampton -5% 56% Flyball: LF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 1-2-3
b1 0-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU M. Bourn B. McCarthy 2% 58% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Tejada B. McCarthy -3% 55% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b1 0-1 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU L. Berkman B. McCarthy 3% 58% Flyball: LF
b1 0-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee B. McCarthy 2% 61% Popfly: 1B (Front of Home)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 7-8-9
t2 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia M. Hampton -2% 59% Lineout: 2B (SS-2B)
t2 1-0 1 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX E. Andrus M. Hampton -1% 57% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
t2 1-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX B. McCarthy M. Hampton -1% 56% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-1, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 5-6-7
b2 0-1 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O HOU H. Pence B. McCarthy 3% 59% Popfly: 2B
b2 0-1 1 --- 5,(2-2)  HOU G. Blum B. McCarthy -3% 56% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b2 0-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU K. Matsui B. McCarthy 2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B; Blum to 2B
b2 0-1 2 -2- 4,(1-2)  O HOU H. Quintero B. McCarthy 4% 62% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Astros 0.
Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 1-2-3
t3 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  R TEX I. Kinsler M. Hampton 10% 72% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF Line)
t3 2-0 0 --- 4,(3-0)  TEX M. Young M. Hampton 3% 75% Walk
t3 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX J. Hamilton M. Hampton 8% 82% Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Young to 3B
t3 2-0 0 -23 5,(2-2)  R TEX N. Cruz M. Hampton 5% 87% Single to CF (Line Drive); Young Scores; Hamilton to 3B
t3 3-0 0 1-3 6,(3-2)  RO TEX M. Byrd M. Hampton -1% 87% Lineout: LF/Sacrifice Fly; Hamilton Scores
t3 4-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX C. Davis M. Hampton -1% 86% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t3 4-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  TEX J. Saltalamacchia M. Hampton 0% 86% Cruz Steals 2B
t3 4-0 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia M. Hampton -1% 85% Cruz Caught Stealing 3B (C-3B)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Astros Batting, Behind 0-4, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 9-1-2
b3 0-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU M. Hampton B. McCarthy -3% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive to CF-RF)
b3 0-4 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn B. McCarthy 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b3 0-4 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  HOU M. Tejada B. McCarthy -5% 79% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bourn to 3B
b3 0-4 1 1-3 7,(3-2)  O HOU L. Berkman B. McCarthy 5% 84% Strikeout Swinging, Tejada Steals 2B
b3 0-4 2 -23 2,(1-0)  O HOU C. Lee B. McCarthy 5% 88% Flyball: RF (Short CF-RF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Astros 0.
Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 7-8-9
t4 4-0 0 --- 5,(0-2)  R TEX J. Saltalamacchia M. Hampton 4% 93% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
t4 5-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O TEX E. Andrus M. Hampton -1% 92% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t4 5-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O TEX B. McCarthy M. Hampton -0% 92% Groundout: 2B-1B
t4 5-0 2 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX I. Kinsler M. Hampton -0% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 4th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 5-6-7
b4 0-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU H. Pence B. McCarthy 1% 93% Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
b4 0-5 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O HOU G. Blum B. McCarthy 1% 94% Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
b4 0-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O HOU K. Matsui B. McCarthy 1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Mike Hampton facing 2-3-4
t5 5-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  TEX M. Young M. Hampton 1% 95% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t5 5-0 0 -2- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Hamilton M. Hampton -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-1B; Young to 3B
t5 5-0 1 --3 4,(2-1)  O TEX N. Cruz M. Hampton -1% 94% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t5 5-0 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O TEX M. Byrd M. Hampton -1% 93% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 5th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 8-9-1
b5 0-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  HOU H. Quintero B. McCarthy -2% 91% Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
Jason Michaels pinch hits for Mike Hampton (P) batting 9th
b5 0-5 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O HOU J. Michaels B. McCarthy 2% 93% Strikeout Looking
b5 0-5 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  O HOU M. Bourn B. McCarthy 2% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b5 0-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  HOU M. Tejada B. McCarthy -2% 92% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line); Quintero to 3B
b5 0-5 2 -23 3,(2-0)  O HOU L. Berkman B. McCarthy 3% 96% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 6-7-8
Russ Ortiz replaces Jason Michaels (PH) pitching and batting 9th
t6 5-0 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O TEX C. Davis R. Ortiz -0% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
t6 5-0 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia R. Ortiz -0% 95% Strikeout Swinging
t6 5-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX E. Andrus R. Ortiz 0% 95% Walk
t6 5-0 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O TEX B. McCarthy R. Ortiz -0% 95% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 6th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 4-5-6
b6 0-5 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O HOU C. Lee B. McCarthy 1% 96% Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
b6 0-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  HOU H. Pence B. McCarthy -1% 95% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
b6 0-5 1 1-- 4,(2-1)  O HOU G. Blum B. McCarthy 1% 96% Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B); Pence to 2B
b6 0-5 2 -2- 4,(3-0)  HOU K. Matsui B. McCarthy -1% 95% Walk
b6 0-5 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O HOU H. Quintero B. McCarthy 2% 97% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 1-2-3
Edwin Maysonet replaces Geoff Blum playing 3B batting 6th
t7 5-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O TEX I. Kinsler R. Ortiz -0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t7 5-0 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O TEX M. Young R. Ortiz -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t7 5-0 2 --- 6,(1-2)  TEX J. Hamilton R. Ortiz 0% 97% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
t7 5-0 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  O TEX N. Cruz R. Ortiz -0% 96% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 7th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 9-1-2
b7 0-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU R. Ortiz B. McCarthy 1% 98% Flyball: LF
b7 0-5 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O HOU M. Bourn B. McCarthy 1% 98% Foul Popfly: SS (3B Foul)
b7 0-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU M. Tejada B. McCarthy -0% 98% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b7 0-5 2 1-- 6,(2-2)  O HOU L. Berkman B. McCarthy 1% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 5-6-7
t8 5-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX M. Byrd R. Ortiz -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t8 5-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  TEX C. Davis R. Ortiz 0% 98% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t8 5-0 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  O TEX J. Saltalamacchia R. Ortiz -0% 98% Groundout: 1B-SS/Forceout at 2B (2B-1B)
t8 5-0 2 1-- 4,(2-1)  TEX E. Andrus R. Ortiz 0% 98% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Saltalamacchi to 3B
t8 5-0 2 -23 5,(2-2)  O TEX B. McCarthy R. Ortiz -0% 98% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 8th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 4-5-6
b8 0-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O HOU C. Lee B. McCarthy 1% 99% Flyball: CF
b8 0-5 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O HOU H. Pence B. McCarthy 0% 99% Strikeout Looking
b8 0-5 2 --- 6,(3-2)  O HOU E. Maysonet B. McCarthy 0% 99% Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Astros 0.
Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-0, Astros' Russ Ortiz facing 1-2-3
t9 5-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX I. Kinsler R. Ortiz -0% 99% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t9 5-0 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O TEX M. Young R. Ortiz -0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 5-0 2 --- 6,(3-2)  TEX J. Hamilton R. Ortiz 0% 99% Walk
t9 5-0 2 1-- 8,(3-2)  O TEX N. Cruz R. Ortiz -0% 99% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Astros 0.
Bottom of the 9th, Astros Batting, Behind 0-5, Rangers' Brandon McCarthy facing 7-8-9
b9 0-5 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O HOU K. Matsui B. McCarthy 0% 100% Foul Popfly: 2B (1B Foul)
b9 0-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  HOU H. Quintero B. McCarthy -0% 99% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
Darin Erstad pinch hits for Russ Ortiz (P) batting 9th
b9 0-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O HOU D. Erstad B. McCarthy 1% 100% Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
b9 0-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  HOU M. Bourn B. McCarthy -0% 100% Defensive Indifference; Quintero to 2B
b9 0-5 2 -2- 7,(1-2)  O HOU M. Bourn B. McCarthy 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Astros 0.

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