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Box > Texas 8, Houston 7
Rangers celebr-eight another 'W'
Lance Berkman spearheaded a late rally that put the Astros back in the game, but Houston came up short.
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Hank Blalock (right) and teammates share congratulations after Saturday's win. (Linda Kaye/AP)
Hank Blalock's fourth hit of the day -- an eighth-inning homer -- gave the Rangers their eighth straight win.
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Blalock's eighth-inning HR

Houston (40-37)
Won 1
Texas 8, Houston 7  
Texas (44-31)
Won 1
June 26, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 1 0 1 1 0 4 0 0   7 10 0
Texas
2 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 X   8 16 0
Standings through 6/26/04  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Rangers Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, LF5221001.295
Everett, SS4121100.277
Beltran, CF4110102.281
Berkman, RF4013122.315
Kent, 2B4000104.287
Bagwell, DH4110012.280
Lamb, 1B3111001.330
a-Ensberg, PH-3B1000002.280
Vizcaino, 3B-1B4000001.278
Ausmus, C4121000.245
Totals3771074315 

a-Flied out for Lamb in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Bagwell (15, Wasdin), Biggio (23, Wasdin), Berkman (19, Francisco).
HR: Lamb (6, 4th inning off Wasdin, 0 on, 1 out), Biggio (9, 5th inning off Wasdin, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Biggio 6; Everett 2; Beltran; Berkman 2; Bagwell 2; Lamb 4; Ausmus 2.
RBI: Ausmus (17), Lamb (24), Biggio (31), Everett (13), Berkman 3 (58).
2-out RBI: Ausmus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kent, Ensberg 2.
Team LOB: 7.

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, M, SS5110001.331
Blalock, 3B5342000.314
Soriano, 2B5240001.297
Fullmer, DH5022012.240
Teixeira, 1B3111001.259
Dellucci, LF3022001.267
Barajas, C4010013.284
Conti, CF4000004.179
Mench, RF3111011.264
Totals3781680314 

BATTING
2B: Blalock 2 (19, Redding, Redding), Teixeira (15, Redding).
HR: Mench (7, 6th inning off Bullinger, 0 on, 0 out), Blalock (18, 8th inning off Miceli, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Young, M; Blalock 9; Soriano 4; Fullmer 2; Teixeira 2; Dellucci 2; Barajas; Mench 4.
RBI: Fullmer 2 (30), Teixeira (30), Dellucci 2 (29), Blalock 2 (52), Mench (24).
2-out RBI: Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dellucci, Conti, Fullmer.
SF: Dellucci.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Soriano (8, 2nd base off Miceli/Ausmus).
CS: Blalock (1, 3rd base by Redding/Ausmus).

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Redding 4.010660005.73
Gallo 0.11000003.13
Bullinger 1.22110011.42
Miceli (L, 3-3)2.03110313.60
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wasdin 6.18662225.00
Francisco (BS, 1)0.01112004.76
Brocail 0.10000008.74
Mahay 0.10000003.04
Almanzar (W, 6-0)1.00000002.82
Cordero (S, 22)1.01000101.93

Francisco pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Redding pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

HBP: Mench (by Redding), Teixeira (by Gallo).
Pitches-strikes: Redding 87-52, Gallo 8-5, Bullinger 24-14, Miceli 30-23, Wasdin 102-64, Francisco 13-4, Brocail 1-1, Mahay 2-2, Almanzar 7-5, Cordero 18-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Redding 4-6, Gallo 0-1, Bullinger 2-3, Miceli 2-1, Wasdin 2-15, Francisco 0-0, Brocail 1-0, Mahay 0-1, Almanzar 2-1, Cordero 1-1.
Batters faced: Redding 21, Gallo 3, Bullinger 7, Miceli 9, Wasdin 29, Francisco 3, Brocail 1, Mahay 1, Almanzar 3, Cordero 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Gallo 2-2, Bullinger 2-0, Francisco 2-2, Brocail 2-0, Mahay 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Jack Samuels. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 71 degrees, rain.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:12.
Att: 40,131.

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