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Box > Texas 6, Tampa Bay 5
Caution: Mench at work for Texas
Fortune was against the Rays again as they outhit Texas for the second straight night but fell short on the scoreboard in their fifth straight loss.
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Kevin Mench homered and scored twice in Saturday night's win. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Kevin Mench's solo homer was the deciding blow in a tightly contested battle with Tampa Bay on Saturday.
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Tampa Bay (54-63)
Lost 5
Texas 6, Tampa Bay 5  
Texas (63-52)
Won 2
August 14, 2004
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Tampa Bay
2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0   5 10 1
Texas
0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 X   6 8 1
Standings through 8/14/04  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF5000001.301
Lugo, 2B4200021.274
Upton, SS4220010.364
Huff, DH3122000.291
Cruz, RF3021010.236
Martinez, 1B1001201.274
1-Rolls, PR-1B0000000.163
Cantu, 3B4011015.263
Hall, C4010006.268
Gathright, CF4020001.256
Totals3251052515 


1-Ran for Martinez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cruz (16, Bacsik).
TB: Upton 2; Huff 2; Cruz 3; Cantu; Hall; Gathright 2.
RBI: Huff 2 (77), Cruz (54), Martinez (55), Cantu (4).
2-out RBI: Cantu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hall 3, Cantu.
S: Cruz.
SF: Huff.
GIDP: Gathright, Hall.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Gathright (1, 2nd base by Bacsik/Laird), Crawford (14, 2nd base by Cordero/Laird).
PO: Gathright (1st base by Bacsik).

FIELDING
E: Upton (3, fielding).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, 2B5000002.283
Young, E, DH5110002.318
Young, M, SS4011000.318
Teixeira, 1B3120111.262
Mench, LF3211102.260
Jordan, RF3112111.167
Perry, 3B1000102.223
a-Blalock, PH-3B1000110.270
Matthews, CF4121003.275
Laird, C3001020.236
Totals326865513 

a-Struck out for Perry in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Jordan (8, Halama), Teixeira (23, Colome).
3B: Young, M (7, Nunez).
HR: Matthews (9, 4th inning off Halama, 0 on, 0 out), Mench (16, 5th inning off Nunez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Young, E; Young, M 3; Teixeira 3; Mench 4; Jordan 2; Matthews 5.
RBI: Jordan 2 (10), Laird (14), Matthews (28), Young, M (67), Mench (43).
2-out RBI: Young, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, E, Perry, Teixeira, Matthews 2.
SF: Laird.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Perry (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Soriano-Teixeira, Young, M-Soriano-Teixeira).
Pickoffs: Bacsik (Gathright at 1st base).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Halama 3.25553114.72
Nunez (L, 0-1)1.12110316.75
Colome 1.21001003.24
Miller 0.00001002.55
Carter 1.10000103.05
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bacsik 4.07330204.60
Brocail (W, 2-1)1.02201007.00
Shouse (H, 7)0.20000002.79
Francisco (H, 7)1.10001303.38
Almanzar (H, 14)1.00000003.22
Cordero (S, 35)1.01000001.81

Francisco pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Miller pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB: Martinez (by Brocail).
HBP: Lugo (by Bacsik), Martinez (by Bacsik).
Pitches-strikes: Halama 59-35, Nunez 27-16, Colome 25-14, Miller 4-0, Carter 13-10, Bacsik 70-50, Brocail 22-13, Shouse 4-4, Francisco 21-13, Almanzar 5-4, Cordero 14-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Halama 3-7, Nunez 1-0, Colome 3-2, Miller 0-0, Carter 0-3, Bacsik 5-4, Brocail 2-1, Shouse 2-0, Francisco 1-0, Almanzar 2-1, Cordero 1-1.
Batters faced: Halama 20, Nunez 6, Colome 7, Miller 1, Carter 4, Bacsik 19, Brocail 7, Shouse 2, Francisco 5, Almanzar 2, Cordero 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Nunez 1-1, Miller 2-0, Carter 3-0, Almanzar 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Larry Poncino. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 38,620.

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