Thursday June 19, 2008
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Michael Young had a game-ending single
and the Texas Rangers rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta
Braves this afternoon. The Rangers led 4-2 entering the ninth inning, but Texas closer C.J. Wilson gave up two runs to allow the Braves to tie the score. Jeff Francoeur drove in one run with an infield hit and Omar Infante had a sacrifice fly.
But Ian Kinsler led off the ninth with a double off Blaine Boyer. With one out, Young lined a single to right off Jeff Bennett. Kinsler scored without a throw to the plate. Atlanta's Chipper Jones went 0-for-4 as his major league-leading batting average fell below .400 for the first time since April 12. He's hitting .394. Rangers starter Scott Feldman gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings.
Atlanta took a 2-1 lead into the sixth before starter Charlie
Morton ran into trouble in his second big-league start, allowing a
bunt single to David Murphy and a walk to Marlon Byrd. Braves
manager Bobby Cox brought in Jeff Ridgway from the bullpen.
Brandon Boggs, an Atlanta-area resident and Georgia Tech
product, then hit a three-run homer. Morton allowed three runs and five hits in five-plus innings, striking out three and walking four.
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