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Box > Texas 6, Tampa Bay 2
Rangers feel sweep sensations
Jorge Sosa allowed just five hits over
7 1/3 strong innings on Sunday, but the Rays fell short again and dropped their sixth straight game.
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Ryan Drese won his 10th ballgame of the season with his 7 1/3-inning effort. (LM Otero/AP)
The Rangers did the little things Sunday, using two sacrifice flies and solid work from Ryan Drese to earn the win and the series sweep.
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Tampa Bay (54-64)
Lost 6
Texas 6, Tampa Bay 2  
Texas (64-52)
Won 3
August 15, 2004
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Tampa Bay
0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Texas
0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 X   6 7 0
Standings through 8/15/04  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF4000001.298
Sanchez, 2B4000000.252
Huff, 1B4111000.290
Cruz, RF3110100.237
Martinez, DH4010012.273
Upton, SS4011001.351
Cantu, 3B4020001.286
Fordyce, C2000102.188
a-Blum, PH1000000.203
Gathright, CF3010012.261
Totals33272229 

a-Flied out for Fordyce in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cruz (17, Drese), Cantu (5, Drese).
3B: Upton (1, Drese).
HR: Huff (22, 3rd inning off Drese, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Huff 4; Cruz 2; Martinez; Upton 3; Cantu 3; Gathright.
RBI: Upton (2), Huff (78).
2-out RBI: Huff.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gathright, Fordyce, Crawford.
GIDP: Fordyce.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gathright (6, 2nd base off Drese/Barajas).

FIELDING
DP: (Huff-Upton).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, 2B4000002.281
Dellucci, LF4110020.265
Young, M, SS3010101.319
Blalock, 3B3100103.269
Teixeira, 1B4222000.265
Mench, DH3120100.265
Nix, CF3113001.268
Matthews, RF2000100.273
Barajas, C2001010.240
Totals28676437 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (24, Sosa).
3B: Mench (2, Sosa).
HR: Nix (13, 2nd inning off Sosa, 1 on, 1 out), Teixeira (28, 8th inning off Baez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Dellucci; Young, M; Teixeira 6; Mench 4; Nix 4.
RBI: Nix 3 (38), Barajas (39), Teixeira 2 (72).
2-out RBI: Teixeira 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano.
SF: Nix, Barajas.
GIDP: Blalock.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Blalock-Soriano-Teixeira).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sosa (L, 3-2)7.15554315.37
Seay 0.10000001.74
Baez 0.12110013.04
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Drese (W, 10-6)7.17221113.33
Mahay (H, 9)0.20001102.39
Almanzar 1.00000003.17

WP: Sosa.
IBB: Matthews (by Sosa).
Pitches-strikes: Sosa 102-67, Seay 4-3, Baez 8-4, Drese 96-66, Mahay 14-7, Almanzar 8-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Sosa 8-11, Seay 0-1, Baez 0-1, Drese 13-8, Mahay 0-1, Almanzar 2-1.
Batters faced: Sosa 30, Seay 1, Baez 3, Drese 29, Mahay 3, Almanzar 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Seay 1-0, Baez 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Larry Poncino. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:16.
Att: 23,051.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball and the Office of the Commissioner
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