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LAA  3
TEX  1

BOS  8
CHW  0

SEA  3
@CLE  2

DET  6
KCR  3

NYY  2
TOR  1

MIN 12
@OAK  2

TBR 14
BAL  3

ARI  9
LAD  3

CHC  3
PHI  2

CIN 11
SFG  7

NYM  5
@FLA  4

HOU  3
STL  2

MIL  3
@PIT  1

COL  9
@SDP  4

WSN  7
ATL  3

Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 40,084

Friday, August 29, 2008, 10:05pm
Time of Game: 2:28
Rangers
1
66-70
Lost 2
2nd, 17 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  5  0
Angels          0  0  0   0  0  3   0  0  X    3  6  0
W: E Santana (14-5), L: D Nippert (1-4), S: F Rodriguez (52)
Angels
3
82-52
Won 2
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  .325  .800   14    4   2   SB
M Young SS                    4   1   1   0    0   3  .286  .750   21    0   2   2B
J Hamilton CF                 4   0   0   0    0   1  .295  .890   10    2   0   
M Bradley DH                  4   0   1   1    0   1  .321 1.026   15    0   0   
H Blalock 1B                  4   0   1   0    0   0  .255  .710   18    7   0   2B,GDP
M Byrd LF                     2   0   1   0    1   0  .300  .854   15    0   0   
N Cruz RF                     3   0   0   0    0   1  .167  .639   14    3   0   
G Laird C                     3   0   0   0    0   1  .281  .746    8    8   0   
C Davis 3B                    3   0   0   0    0   2  .274  .876   10    0   1   

D Nippert P                                                              0   2
  W Madrigal P                                                           0   0
  J Rupe P                                                               0   0
Totals                       31   1   5   1    1   9              125   24   7
BATTING
2B: H Blalock (8, off E Santana); M Young (30, off E Santana).
TB: H Blalock 2; M Young 2; M Byrd; J Arias; M Bradley.
GIDP: H Blalock (5).
RBI: M Bradley (73).
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
FIELDING
DP: 1. H Blalock.
BASERUNNING
SB: J Arias (3, 2nd base off E Santana/J Mathis).
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
C Figgins 3B                  3   1   1   0    1   1  .286  .703   26    1   0   
G Anderson DH                 4   1   1   2    0   0  .283  .752   13    0   0   HR
M Teixeira 1B                 3   1   1   0    1   2  .303  .950   19    5   1   
V Guerrero RF                 3   0   0   0    1   0  .288  .849   16    1   0   
T Hunter CF                   3   0   0   0    1   0  .277  .813   15    5   0   
J Rivera LF                   3   0   1   1    0   1  .241  .692   17    1   0   SF
  R Willits LF                0   0   0   0    0   0  .186  .562         0   0   
J Mathis C                    3   0   0   0    0   1  .201  .629   10    9   0   
B Wood SS                     3   0   0   0    0   2  .113  .318   15    2   2   
S Rodriguez 2B                3   0   2   0    0   1  .173  .499   10    2   2   2B

E Santana P                                                              1   1
  F Rodriguez P                                                          0   0
Totals                       28   3   6   3    4   8              141   27   6
BATTING
2B: S Rodriguez (2, off J Rupe).
HR: G Anderson (14, off D Nippert; 6th inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep RF Line).
SF: J Rivera (7, off W Madrigal).
TB: G Anderson 4; S Rodriguez 3; J Rivera; M Teixeira; C Figgins.
RBI: G Anderson 2 (73); J Rivera (33).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
FIELDING
DP: 1. B Wood-M Teixeira.

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
D Nippert, L (1-4)             5.1   5   3   3    2   7   1   7.53   23  100-65   35·16·14    5· 6· 3· 0     51    -     1.01  -0.13
W Madrigal                     0.2   0   0   0    0   0   0   5.33    2    8-4     2· 0· 2    0· 2· 0· 0          3-1    1.65   0.01
J Rupe                         2     1   0   0    2   1   0   4.46    8   33-20   11· 6· 3    2· 2· 1· 0          0-0    0.45   0.04
Totals                         8     6   3   3    4   8   1          33  141-89   48·22·19    7·10· 4· 0          3-1 
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
E Santana, W (14-5)            8     5   1   1    1   7   0   3.31   29  108-72   40· 8·24    6·12· 3· 0     74    -     1.13   0.34
F Rodriguez, S (52)            1     0   0   0    0   2   0   2.51    3   14-9     2· 5· 2    1· 0· 0· 0          0-0    1.04   0.08
Totals                         9     5   1   1    1   9   0          32  122-81   42·13·26    7·12· 3· 0           -  
Balks: None.
WP: None.
IBB: None.
HBP: None.

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Dan Iassogna, 1B - Dale Scott, 2B - Bill Hohn, 3B - Alfonso Marquez.
Time of Game: 2:28.
Attendance: 40,084.
Weather: 76° F, Wind 14mph out to Rightfield, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

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

   D Nippert            P        E Santana            P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   b 6   1  1-0  1--  3   32%  72% G Anderson      D Nippert       Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Figgins Scores
   t 7   0  3-1  ---  3   -9%  73% H Blalock       E Santana       Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
   t 7   1  3-1  --3  4    7%  84% N Cruz          E Santana       Flyball: RF (Short RF)
   t 4   0  0-0  ---  3   -7%  43% M Young         E Santana       Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
   t 4   1  0-0  --3  2   -7%  38% M Bradley       E Santana       Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Young Scores

PLAY BY PLAY (explanation)

Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Ervin Santana facing 1-2-3
  Scr/Out RoB  Pt  wWE  Batter          Play Detail
  +------+---+---+----++---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   O      ---  4   52%  J Arias         Flyball: CF (Short CF)
   O      ---  6   54%  M Young         Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  3   55%  J Hamilton      Groundout: 1B-P (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Dustin Nippert facing 1-2-3
   O      --- 10   53%  C Figgins       Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
   O      ---  5   51%  G Anderson      Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
   O      ---  4   50%  M Teixeira      Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Angels 0.

Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Ervin Santana facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  6   52%  M Bradley       Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
   O      ---  5   54%  H Blalock       Groundout: P-1B
          ---  8   53%  M Byrd          Walk
   O      1--  4   55%  N Cruz          Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Dustin Nippert facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  6   53%  V Guerrero      Groundout: P-2B-1B (Weak SS-2B)
   O      ---  4   51%  T Hunter        Lineout: CF (Short LF-CF)
   O      ---  4   50%  J Rivera        Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Angels 0.

Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Ervin Santana facing 8-9-1
   O      ---  3   53%  G Laird         Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  2   54%  C Davis         Popfly: 2B (Short CF-RF)
   O      ---  2   56%  J Arias         Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Dustin Nippert facing 7-8-9
   O      ---  4   53%  J Mathis        Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  5   51%  B Wood          Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
          ---  4   53%  S Rodriguez     Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
   O      1--  5   50%  C Figgins       Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 0, Angels 0.

Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, Ervin Santana facing 2-3-4
          ---  3   43%  M Young         Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
   O      -2-  1   44%  J Hamilton      Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF); Young to 3B
   R      --3  2   38%  M Bradley       Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF); Young Scores
   OO     1--  6   43%  H Blalock       Ground Ball Double Play: SS-1B (SS-2B)
                  1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Dustin Nippert facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  4   40%  G Anderson      Lineout: 2B
   O      ---  6   38%  M Teixeira      Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  3   36%  V Guerrero      Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 0.

Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Ervin Santana facing 6-7-8
          ---  4   32%  M Byrd          Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
   O      1--  6   36%  N Cruz          Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
   O      1--  1   39%  G Laird         Popfly: 2B
   O      1--  3   42%  C Davis         Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Dustin Nippert facing 5-6-7
   O      ---  1   38%  T Hunter        Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
          ---  5   42%  J Rivera        Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
   O      1--  3   38%  J Mathis        Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
   O      1--  4   34%  B Wood          Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 0.

Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, Ervin Santana facing 1-2-3
          ---  5   30%  J Arias         Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
          1--      27%  M Young         Arias Steals 2B
   O      -2-  4   32%  " "             Strikeout Swinging
   O      -2-  2   35%  J Hamilton      Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Arias to 3B
   O      --3  1   40%  M Bradley       Popfly: SS (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Dustin Nippert facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  4   36%  S Rodriguez     Strikeout Swinging
          ---  2   40%  C Figgins       Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF-CF)
   RR     1--  3   72%  G Anderson      Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF Line); Figgins Scores
          ---  2   74%  M Teixeira      Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
          1--  4   77%  V Guerrero      Walk; Teixeira to 2B
          12-  8   82%  T Hunter        Walk; Teixeira to 3B; Guerrero to 2B
                  Warner Madrigal replaces Dustin Nippert pitching
   RO     123  5   85%  J Rivera        Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Teixeira Scores; Guerrero to 3B
   O      1-3  3   82%  J Mathis        Flyball: CF (Short CF)
                  3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 3.

Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-3, Ervin Santana facing 5-6-7
          ---  3   73%  H Blalock       Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep CF-RF)
   O      -2-  3   77%  M Byrd          Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Blalock to 3B
   O      --3  4   84%  N Cruz          Flyball: RF (Short RF)
   O      --3  4   89%  G Laird         Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 3.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Ahead 3-1, Josh Rupe facing 8-9-1
                  Josh Rupe replaces Warner Madrigal pitching
   O      ---  6   88%  B Wood          Strikeout Swinging
          ---  2   90%  S Rodriguez     Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
          -2-  9   90%  C Figgins       Walk
   OO     12-  1   86%  G Anderson      Line Drive Double Play: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Figgins out at 1B/1B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 3.

Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-3, Ervin Santana facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  5   90%  C Davis         Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  3   93%  J Arias         Flyball: CF
   O      ---  5   94%  M Young         Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 3.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Ahead 3-1, Josh Rupe facing 3-4-5
          ---  7   95%  M Teixeira      Walk
   O      1--  3   94%  V Guerrero      Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
   O      1--  2   93%  T Hunter        Popfly: 2B
   O      1--  3   92%  J Rivera        Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 3.

Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Behind 1-3, Francisco Rodriguez facing 3-4-5
                  Francisco Rodriguez replaces Ervin Santana pitching; Reggie Willits replaces Juan Rivera playing LF batting 6th
   O      ---  4   96%  J Hamilton      Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  6   99%  M Bradley       Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  4  100%  H Blalock       Groundout: 2B-1B
        0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 3.

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