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By the numbers: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers

By the numbers: Rangers vs. Rays

0-3, 4.56 P Cliff Lee, today's starter, vs. Rays this season; he was 12-6, 2.67 against all other teams

0.54 Career ERA of Rays closer Rafael Soriano in 14 appearances vs. Rangers

.147 Josh Hamilton's career batting average at Tropicana Field (nine games)

.342, 17, 55 Vlad Guerrero's career average, HRs and RBI in 66 games vs. Rays

.359 Season average for Rangers OF Josh Hamilton, best in the majors and in team history

.597 Rays winning percentage in day games, sixth best in MLB; Rangers are 24th at .432

1-9 Rangers record in previous postseason play, all against the Yankees

2 Rangers wins in their past 12 games at Tropicana Field

4-2 Rays record vs. Rangers in 2010

5 Rangers with postseason experience

5-for-7 Guerrero's stats against Soriano

6.35 Rangers staff ERA against the Rays, highest of any of their opponents

18 Walks issued by Rangers starter Cliff Lee in 2121/3 innings (two vs. Rays)

36-20 Rays' record vs. left-handed starters, second best in majors

Joe Smith and Marc Topkin, Times staff writers

Team stats

RAYS

Most frequent starters

Pos., player G HR RBI R Avg. OPS

C John Jaso 109 5 44 57 .263 .750

1B Carlos Peña 144 28 84 64 .196 .732

2B Sean Rodriguez 118 9 40 53 .251 .705

SS Jason Bartlett 135 4 47 71 .254 .675

3B Evan Longoria 151 22 104 96 .294 .879

LF Carl Crawford 154 19 90 110 .307 .851

CF B.J. Upton 154 18 62 89 .237 .745

RF Ben Zobrist 151 10 75 77 .238 .699

DH Willy Aybar 100 6 43 22 .230 .654

Others

IF Reid Brignac 113 8 45 39 .256 .692

RF Matt Joyce 77 10 40 30 .241 .837

C Kelly Shoppach 63 5 17 17 .196 .650

C Dioner Navarro 48 1 7 11 .194 .528

OF Rocco Baldelli 10 1 5 3 .208 .615

IF/OF Dan Johnson 30 7 23 15 .198 .757

Starting pitchers

Pitcher W-L ERA BB SO CG WHIP

LH David Price 19-6 2.72 79 188 2 1.19

RH Matt Garza 15-10 3.91 63 150 3 1.25

RH James Shields 13-15 5.18 51 187 0 1.46

RH Wade Davis 12-10 4.07 62 113 0 1.35

RH Jeff Niemann* 12-8 4.39 61 131 1 1.26

Relief pitchers

Pitcher W-L ERA Sv BB SO WHIP

RH Rafael Soriano 3-2 1.73 45 14 57 0.80

RH Lance Cormier 4-3 3.92 0 34 30 1.64

RH Joaquin Benoit 1-2 1.34 1 11 75 0.68

RH Dan Wheeler 2-4 3.35 3 16 46 1.08

LH Randy Choate 4-3 4.23 0 17 40 1.30

RH Grant Balfour 2-1 2.28 0 17 56 1.08

RH Andy Sonnanstine 3-1 4.44 1 11 50 1.36

RH Chad Qualls 2-0 5.57 0 6 15 1.43

RANGERS

Most frequent starters

Pos., player G HR RBI R Avg. OPS

C Matt Treanor 82 5 27 22 .211 .595

1B Jorge Cantu 127 11 56 50 .256 .695

2B Ian Kinsler 103 9 45 73 .286 .794

SS Elvis Andrus 148 0 35 88 .265 .643

3B Mike Young 157 21 91 99 .284 .774

LF Nelson Cruz 108 22 78 60 .318 .950

CF Josh Hamilton 133 32 100 95 .359 1.044

RF Jeff Francoeur 139 13 65 52 .249 .683

DH Vladimir Guerrero 152 29 115 83 .300 .841

Others

OF David Murphy 138 12 65 54 .291 .806

OF Julio Borbon 137 3 42 60 .276 .649

C Bengie Molina 57 2 19 10 .240 .599

2B Andres Blanco 68 0 13 17 .277 .679

1B Mitch Moreland 47 9 25 20 .255 .833

Starting pitchers

Pitcher W-L ERA BB SO CG WHIP

LH Cliff Lee 12-9 3.18 18 185 7 1.00

LH C.J. Wilson 15-8 3.35 93 170 3 1.24

RH Colby Lewis 12-13 3.72 65 196 1 1.19

RH Tommy Hunter 13-4 3.73 33 68 1 1.24

RH Scott Feldman* 7-11 5.48 45 75 1 1.60

Relief pitchers

Pitcher W-L ERA Sv BB SO WHIP

RH Neftali Feliz 4-3 2.73 40 18 71 0.88

LH Derek Holland 3-4 4.08 0 24 54 1.38

RH Darren O'Day 6-2 2.03 0 12 45 0.89

LH Darren Oliver 1-2 2.48 1 15 65 1.10

RH Alexi Ogando 4-1 1.30 0 16 39 1.13

RH Dustin Nippert 4-5 4.29 0 34 47 1.68

* — Regular-season starter not projected to be in ALDS rotation

OPS = on-base plus slugging; WHIP = walks plus hits per inning

By the numbers: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers 10/05/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 11:32pm]

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