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LAA  7
TEX  5

NYY  3
BOS  2

OAK  3
MIN  2

TBR  3
TOR  2

ATL  4
FLA  2

CHC  6
PHI  4

HOU  3
CIN  2

WSN 11
LAD  2

Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 37,541

Thursday, August 28, 2008, 10:05pm
Time of Game: 2:31
Rangers
5
66-69
Lost 1
2nd, 16 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         4  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    5  9  2
Angels          0  0  1   0  0  1   0  5  X    7 11  0
W: J Garland (12-8), L: J Wright (6-6), S: F Rodriguez (51)
Angels
7
81-52
Won 1
1st

BATTING

Texas Rangers                AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
J Arias 2B                    4   0   1   0    0   0  .333  .833   11    1   2   
  B Boggs PH                  0   0   0   0    0   0  .236  .761    1    0   0   HBP
M Young SS                    5   1   1   0    0   1  .286  .749   20    1   0   GDP
J Hamilton CF                 4   1   1   0    0   0  .298  .897    9    5   0   
M Bradley DH                  4   1   1   3    0   0  .322 1.032   13    0   0   HR
H Blalock 1B                  4   0   1   0    0   0  .255  .709   14    2   1   2B
M Byrd LF                     3   1   1   0    0   0  .299  .851   17    4   0   HBP
N Cruz RF                     3   0   0   0    1   0  .200  .761    9    4   0   
C Davis 3B                    4   1   2   2    0   1  .278  .889    9    1   0   HR,2B
J Saltalamacchi C             4   0   1   0    0   2  .255  .719   15    5   1   

B McCarthy P                                                             0   0
  J Benoit P                                                             0   0
  J Wright P                                                             1   0
  W Madrigal P                                                           0   0
  B White P                                                              0   0
Totals                       35   5   9   5    1   4              118   24   4
BATTING
2B: H Blalock (7, off J Garland); C Davis (15, off J Garland).
HR: M Bradley (22, off J Garland; 1st inn, 2 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF); C Davis (14, off J Garland; 4th inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF).
HBP: M Byrd (8, by J Garland); B Boggs (3, by F Rodriguez).
TB: C Davis 6; M Bradley 4; H Blalock 2; M Byrd; J Saltalamacchia; M Young; J Arias; J Hamilton.
GIDP: M Young (17).
RBI: M Bradley 3 (72); C Davis 2 (39).
2-out RBI: C Davis.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 2 for 5.
FIELDING
E: N Cruz (1); C Davis (2).
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
C Figgins 3B-2B               5   0   2   0    0   1  .286  .701   21    0   8   SB,CS
R Willits RF                  5   0   1   1    0   0  .186  .562   21    1   0   
M Teixeira 1B                 3   1   1   1    1   0  .303  .952   19   13   0   HR,HBP
V Guerrero DH                 5   1   2   0    0   0  .290  .853   11    0   0   
T Hunter CF                   3   2   3   0    1   0  .279  .816   12    1   0   2B,SB
G Anderson LF                 3   1   1   0    1   0  .283  .747   10    2   0   2B
M Napoli C                    3   1   0   1    1   1  .218  .829   23    4   0   
B Wood SS                     4   0   0   0    0   0  .118  .331   14    3   2   
S Rodriguez 2B                3   0   0   0    0   2  .154  .455   16    3   0   
  J Rivera PH                 1   0   1   3    0   0  .240  .694    2    0   0   2B
  R Quinlan PR-3B             0   1   0   0    0   0  .271  .653         0   0   

J Garland P                                                              0   2
  F Rodriguez P                                                          0   1
Totals                       35   7  11   6    4   4              149   27  13
BATTING
2B: J Rivera (8, off W Madrigal); G Anderson (22, off B McCarthy); T Hunter (31, off B McCarthy).
HR: M Teixeira (28, off B McCarthy; 3rd inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep RF).
HBP: M Teixeira (6, by B McCarthy).
TB: T Hunter 4; M Teixeira 4; V Guerrero 2; G Anderson 2; C Figgins 2; J Rivera 2; R Willits.
RBI: J Rivera 3 (32); M Teixeira (101); M Napoli (32); R Willits (6).
2-out RBI: J Rivera 3; M Teixeira; R Willits.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
FIELDING
DP: 1. F Rodriguez-B Wood-M Teixeira.
BASERUNNING
SB: C Figgins (26, 2nd base off W Madrigal/J Saltalamacchia); T Hunter (12, 3rd base off B McCarthy/J Saltalamacchia).
CS: C Figgins (11, 2nd base by B McCarthy/J Saltalamacchia).

PITCHING

Texas Rangers                 IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
B McCarthy                     6     6   2   1    1   2   1   1.80   25   98-62   35· 7·20    3·14· 4· 0     55    -     0.79   0.13
J Benoit, H (12)               1     0   0   0    0   2   0   5.06    4   13-10    4· 3· 3    1· 1· 0· 0          0-0    1.40   0.06
J Wright, H (16), L (6-6)      0.1   2   4   4    2   0   0   4.64    5   15-6     4· 0· 2    3· 0· 0· 0          0-0    2.17  -0.29
W Madrigal, BS (3)             0.1   3   1   1    0   0   0   5.47    4   14-8     4· 2· 2    1· 2· 1· 0          3-3    3.05  -0.56
B White                        0.1   0   0   0    1   0   0   0.00    2    6-2     1· 0· 1    1· 0· 0· 0          2-0    0.69   0.01
Totals                         8    11   7   6    4   4   1          40  146-88   48·12·28    9·17· 5· 0          5-3 
Los Angeles Angels            IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
J Garland, W (12-8)            8     8   5   5    1   3   2   4.54   34  109-69   45· 6·18   17·10· 2· 0     48    -     0.46  -0.23
F Rodriguez, S (51)            1     1   0   0    0   1   0   2.56    4    9-5     2· 2· 1    2· 0· 0· 0          0-0    2.20   0.08
Totals                         9     9   5   5    1   4   2          38  118-74   47· 8·19   19·10· 2· 0           -  
Balks: None.
WP: None.
IBB: None.
HBP: F Rodriguez (1; B Boggs); J Garland (8; M Byrd); B McCarthy (1; M Teixeira).

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Alfonso Marquez, 1B - Dan Iassogna, 2B - Dale Scott, 3B - Bill Hohn.
Time of Game: 2:31.
Attendance: 37,541.
Weather: 75° F, Wind 7mph , Cloudy, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

   Texas Rangers                 Los Angeles Angels                   
1. J Arias              2B    1. C Figgins            3B 
2. M Young              SS    2. R Willits            RF 
3. J Hamilton           CF    3. M Teixeira           1B 
4. M Bradley            DH    4. V Guerrero           DH 
5. H Blalock            1B    5. T Hunter             CF 
6. M Byrd               LF    6. G Anderson           LF 
7. N Cruz               RF    7. M Napoli             C  
8. C Davis              3B    8. B Wood               SS 
9. J Saltalamacchia     C     9. S Rodriguez          2B 

   B McCarthy           P        J Garland            P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   b 8   2  5-3  123  2   63%  86% J Rivera        W Madrigal      Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Hunter Scores; Anderson Scores; Napoli Scores
   t 1   1  0-0  12-  5  -21%  25% M Bradley       J Garland       Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Young Scores; Hamilton Scores
   t 9   1  7-5  12-  3   16% 100% M Young         F Rodriguez     Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
   b 8   1  5-3  123  4  -15%  23% B Wood          W Madrigal      Popfly: 2B (Weak SS-2B)
   b 8   1  5-2  123  6   13%  38% M Napoli        J Wright        Walk; Guerrero Scores; Hunter to 3B; Anderson to 2B

PLAY BY PLAY (explanation)

Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Jon Garland facing 1-2-3
  Scr/Out RoB  Pt  wWE  Batter          Play Detail
  +------+---+---+----++---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   O      ---  2   52%  J Arias         Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
          ---  3   50%  M Young         Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
          1--  4   46%  J Hamilton      Single to RF (Ground Ball); Young to 2B
   RRR    12-  5   25%  M Bradley       Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Young Scores; Hamilton Scores
   O      ---  3   26%  H Blalock       Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
          ---  2   25%  M Byrd          Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
          1--  4   24%  N Cruz          Walk; Byrd to 2B
   R      12-  2   17%  C Davis         Double to 3B (Ground Ball); Byrd Scores; Cruz to 3B
   O      -23  3   20%  J Saltalamacchi Strikeout Swinging
                  4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Behind 0-4, Brandon McCarthy facing 1-2-3
          ---  6   23%  C Figgins       Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
   O      1--  4   20%  R Willits       Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
   O      1--      17%  M Teixeira      Figgins Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
          ---  3   18%  " "             Hit By Pitch
          1--  3   19%  V Guerrero      Single to LF (Fly Ball); Teixeira to 2B
          12-  6   22%  T Hunter        Walk; Teixeira to 3B; Guerrero to 2B
   O      123  1   16%  G Anderson      Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 0.

Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Jon Garland facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  1   17%  J Arias         Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  5   18%  M Young         Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  1   18%  J Hamilton      Flyball: LF (Deep LF-CF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-4, Brandon McCarthy facing 7-8-9
   O      ---  3   16%  M Napoli        Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  2   15%  B Wood          Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
   O      ---  5   14%  S Rodriguez     Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 0.

Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-0, Jon Garland facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  4   15%  M Bradley       Groundout: 1B unassisted
   O      ---  4   16%  H Blalock       Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  1   16%  M Byrd          Groundout: P-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-4, Brandon McCarthy facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  5   14%  C Figgins       Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
   O      ---  6   13%  R Willits       Flyball: RF
   R      ---  3   20%  M Teixeira      Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
   O      ---  1   19%  V Guerrero      Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
                  1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 1.

Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Jon Garland facing 7-8-9
   O      ---  1   20%  N Cruz          Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
   R      ---  3   13%  C Davis         Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
   O      ---  6   14%  J Saltalamacchi Strikeout Swinging
          ---  5   13%  J Arias         Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
   O      1--  5   14%  M Young         Popfly: 2B (2B-1B)
                  1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Angels 1.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-5, Brandon McCarthy facing 5-6-7
          ---  2   19%  T Hunter        Double to LF (Ground Ball)
   O      -2-  3   16%  G Anderson      Lineout: RF
          -2-      17%  M Napoli        Hunter Steals 3B
   O      --3  6   13%  " "             Lineout: LF
   O      --3  5   10%  B Wood          Lineout: LF
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Angels 1.

Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Jon Garland facing 3-4-5
   O      ---  3   11%  J Hamilton      Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  2   12%  M Bradley       Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
          ---  6   11%  H Blalock       Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line)
          -2-  7   11%  M Byrd          Hit By Pitch
   O      12-  3   12%  N Cruz          Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 5, Angels 1.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-5, Brandon McCarthy facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  7   10%  S Rodriguez     Flyball: LF (Deep LF Line)
   O      ---  3    9%  C Figgins       Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
   O      ---  3    8%  R Willits       Flyball: CF
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Angels 1.

Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-1, Jon Garland facing 8-9-1
   O      ---  1    9%  C Davis         Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
   O      ---  4    9%  J Saltalamacchi Lineout: 2B
   O      ---  3   10%  J Arias         Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Angels 1.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-5, Brandon McCarthy facing 3-4-5
   O      ---  5    8%  M Teixeira      Flyball: CF
   O      ---  5    7%  V Guerrero      Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
          ---  2    8%  T Hunter        Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
   R      1--  2   14%  G Anderson      Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF); Hunter Scores/Adv on E9/unER
   O      -2-  7   11%  M Napoli        Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
                  1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Angels 2.

Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Jon Garland facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  4   12%  M Young         Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  1   12%  J Hamilton      Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
   O      ---  2   13%  M Bradley       Groundout: 1B unassisted
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-5, Joaquin Benoit facing 8-9-1
                  Joaquin Benoit replaces Brandon McCarthy pitching
          ---  3   20%  B Wood          Reached on E5 (throw) (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Wood to 2B
   O      -2-  4   15%  S Rodriguez     Strikeout Swinging
   O      -2-  4   10%  C Figgins       Strikeout Swinging
   O      -2-  2    7%  R Willits       Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Angels 2.

Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 5-2, Jon Garland facing 5-6-7
   O      ---  1    8%  H Blalock       Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home)
   O      ---  7    8%  M Byrd          Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  1    9%  N Cruz          Groundout: 3B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 5, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-5, Jamey Wright facing 3-4-5
                  Jamey Wright replaces Joaquin Benoit pitching
   O      ---  2    6%  M Teixeira      Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
          ---  1    9%  V Guerrero      Single to RF (Ground Ball)
          1--  2   15%  T Hunter        Single to RF (Ground Ball); Guerrero to 2B
          12-  4   24%  G Anderson      Walk; Guerrero to 3B; Hunter to 2B
   R      123  6   38%  M Napoli        Walk; Guerrero Scores; Hunter to 3B; Anderson to 2B
                  Warner Madrigal replaces Jamey Wright pitching
   O      123  4   23%  B Wood          Popfly: 2B (Weak SS-2B)
                  Juan Rivera pinch hits for Sean Rodriguez batting 9th
   RRR    123  2   86%  J Rivera        Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Hunter Scores; Anderson Scores; Napoli Scores
                  Robb Quinlan pinch runs for Juan Rivera batting 9th
          -2-  3   87%  C Figgins       Single to CF (Line Drive); Quinlan to 3B
          1-3      87%  R Willits       Figgins Steals 2B
   R      -23  5   94%  " "             Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Quinlan Scores; Figgins to 3B
                  Bill White replaces Warner Madrigal pitching
          1-3  5   94%  M Teixeira      Walk; Willits to 2B
   O      123  1   92%  V Guerrero      Groundout: 2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
                  5 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 5, Angels 7.

Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 5-7, Francisco Rodriguez facing 8-9-1
                  Francisco Rodriguez replaces Jon Garland pitching; Chone Figgins moves to 2B; Robb Quinlan moves to 3B
   O      ---  3   96%  C Davis         Strikeout Swinging
          ---  2   91%  J Saltalamacchi Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
                  Brandon Boggs pinch hits for Joaquin Arias batting 1st
          1--  1   84%  B Boggs         Hit By Pitch; Saltalamacchi to 2B
   OO     12-  3  100%  M Young         Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
        0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 5, Angels 7.

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