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Gut check: Young's homer lifts Rangers

One pitch after a disputed check swing, Michael Young crushed a three-run homer as the Rangers broke open the game in the fifth inning against the Rays to take a 2-0 advantage in the American League Division Series.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS5120001.300
Young, M, 3B4123011.250
Hamilton, CF4010012.250
Guerrero, DH4100011.250
Cruz, N, RF4020010.375
Kinsler, 2B4122011.375
Moreland, 1B4000003.000
Treanor, C1100110.000
Borbon, LF4100023.000
Totals346951812.268
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bartlett, SS3010003.333
Upton, B, CF4000022.000
Crawford, C, LF4000012.125
Longoria, 3B4000013.125
Zobrist, 1B-2B3000101.286
Aybar, W, DH4010010.250
Shoppach, C3000122.000
Rodriguez, S, 2B2000011.000
a-Joyce, PH-RF1000012.000
Jennings, D, RF2000011.000
b-Johnson, D, PH-1B0000100.000
Totals3002031017.125
a-Struck out for Rodriguez, S in the 7th. b-Walked for Jennings, D in the 7th.
BATTING
2B: Cruz, N (1, Shields).
HR: Kinsler (1, 4th inning off Shields, 0 on, 2 out), Young, M (1, 5th inning off Qualls, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 5; Andrus 2; Hamilton; Cruz, N 3; Young, M 5.
RBI: Kinsler 2 (2), Young, M 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Kinsler 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moreland 2; Hamilton.
GIDP: Andrus.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Andrus (1, 2nd base off Shields/Shoppach).

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (1, fielding).

BATTING
2B: Aybar, W (1, Wilson, C).
TB: Bartlett; Aybar, W 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Shields (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Upton, B (Young, M at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Upton, B-Rodriguez, S, Bartlett-Johnson, D).

TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wilson, C(W, 1-0)6.12002700.00
O'Day0.10000100.00
Oliver, D2.10001200.00
Totals9.020031000.50
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields(L, 0-1)4.14440218.31
Qualls0.142200110.80
Choate0.10000000.00
Wheeler, D1.00000200.00
Niemann3.01001400.00
Totals9.09661825.00
HBP: Treanor (by Shields), Treanor (by Shields), Bartlett (by Wilson, C).
Pitches-strikes: Wilson, C 104-65, O'Day 5-3, Oliver, D 26-16, Shields 68-38, Qualls 17-10, Choate 3-2, Wheeler, D 13-9, Niemann 40-25.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wilson, C 4-2, O'Day 0-0, Oliver, D 2-1, Shields 7-3, Qualls 1-0, Choate 0-1, Wheeler, D 0-1, Niemann 1-2.
Batters faced: Wilson, C 25, O'Day 1, Oliver, D 8, Shields 19, Qualls 5, Choate 1, Wheeler, D 3, Niemann 9.
Inherited runners-scored: O'Day 2-0, Oliver, D 2-0, Qualls 2-2, Choate 2-0.
Ejections: Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon ejected by HP umpire Jim Wolf (5th)
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Jeff Kellogg. LF: Mike DiMuro. RF: Tim Welke.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:10.
Att: 35,535.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
October 7, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media