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KCR  2

TOR  6
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@PIT  0

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ATL  4

Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 39,153

Sunday, August 31, 2008, 3:35pm
Time of Game: 3:09
Rangers
4
67-71
Won 1
2nd, 17 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         1  2  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    4 10  0
Angels          0  2  0   0  0  0   0  1  0    3  8  0
W: K Millwood (9-7), L: J Lackey (11-3), S: F Francisco (2)
Angels
3
83-53
Lost 1
1st

BATTING

Texas Rangers                AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
J Arias 2B                    4   0   1   1    0   0  .318  .773   19    1   1   SH
M Young SS                    5   0   1   0    0   1  .285  .745   26    0   3   2B
J Hamilton CF                 5   1   1   1    0   2  .294  .891   18    3   0   HR
M Bradley DH                  4   0   2   0    1   0  .326 1.034   21    0   0   2B
  B Boggs PR-DH               0   0   0   0    0   0  .233  .753         0   0   
H Blalock 1B                  5   1   1   0    0   3  .258  .710   20    6   1   
M Byrd LF                     5   1   2   2    0   1  .299  .860   15    4   0   HR,2B
N Cruz RF                     4   1   2   0    0   1  .240  .721   11    1   0   2·SB
G Laird C                     4   0   0   0    0   1  .278  .734   17    7   0   
  J Saltalamacchi C           0   0   0   0    0   0  .255  .719         3   0   
C Davis 3B                    1   0   0   0    3   1  .269  .872   31    1   1   

K Millwood P                                                             0   0
  J Benoit P                                                             0   0
  J Wright P                                                             0   0
  F Francisco P                                                          1   0
Totals                       37   4  10   4    4  10              178   27   6
BATTING
2B: M Byrd (23, off J Lackey); M Bradley (29, off J Lackey); M Young (31, off J Speier).
HR: M Byrd (10, off J Lackey; 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep CF); J Hamilton (30, off J Lackey; 1st inn, 0 on, 2 outs to Deep CF).
SH: J Arias (1, off D Oliver).
TB: M Byrd 6; J Hamilton 4; M Bradley 3; N Cruz 2; M Young 2; H Blalock; J Arias.
RBI: M Byrd 2 (42); J Arias (3); J Hamilton (117).
2-out RBI: J Hamilton.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 2 for 15.
BASERUNNING
SB: N Cruz 2 (2, 2nd base off J Lackey/J Mathis 2).
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
R Willits RF                  3   1   0   0    1   1  .178  .549   18    3   0   
C Figgins 3B                  4   0   0   0    0   0  .283  .694   10    1   3   
G Anderson LF                 4   0   1   0    0   1  .281  .747   17    2   0   
M Teixeira 1B                 4   1   2   1    0   0  .304  .948   11    8   0   
J Rivera DH                   4   1   1   2    0   1  .239  .695   16    0   0   HR
G Matthews CF                 4   0   1   0    0   2  .228  .642   17    3   0   
B Wood SS                     4   0   3   0    0   1  .167  .416   15    0   2   
J Mathis C                    3   0   0   0    0   0  .198  .622   17    9   1   
  M Napoli PH                 1   0   0   0    0   1  .218  .822    7    0   0   
S Rodriguez 2B                4   0   0   0    0   3  .170  .494   16    1   1   

J Lackey P                                                               0   0
  D Oliver P                                                             0   1
  J Speier P                                                             0   0
Totals                       35   3   8   3    1  10              144   27   8
BATTING
HR: J Rivera (10, off K Millwood; 2nd inn, 1 on, 0 outs to Deep LF).
TB: J Rivera 4; B Wood 3; M Teixeira 2; G Matthews; G Anderson.
RBI: J Rivera 2 (36); M Teixeira (102).
2-out RBI: M Teixeira.
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 1 for 5.

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
K Millwood, W (9-7)            6.2   5   2   2    0   7   1   4.84   25  101-71   44· 8·19    7· 9· 2· 0     63    -     0.96   0.19
J Benoit, H (13)               0.1   0   0   0    0   0   0   5.02    1    5-2     1· 1· 0    0· 1· 0· 0          2-0    2.90   0.08
J Wright, H (17)               0.2   2   1   1    1   1   0   4.72    5   17-12    6· 1· 5    1· 2· 0· 0          0-0    2.09  -0.12
F Francisco, S (2)             1.1   1   0   0    0   2   0   3.62    5   18-13    4· 4· 5    2· 0· 1· 0          2-0    4.34   0.33
Totals                         9     8   3   3    1  10   1          36  141-98   55·14·29   10·12· 3· 0          4-0 
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 Lackey, L (11-3)             5     9   4   4    1   5   2   3.10   26  103-63   37· 9·17    8· 8· 4· 0     37    -     1.07  -0.17
D Oliver                       2     0   0   0    1   2   0   2.64    7   39-25   18· 2· 5    3· 1· 0· 0          0-0    0.78   0.08
J Speier                       2     1   0   0    2   3   0   4.89    9   34-20   10· 3· 7    1· 3· 0· 0          0-0    0.80   0.07
Totals                         9    10   4   4    4  10   2          42  176-108  65·14·29   12·12· 4· 0           -  
Balks: None.
WP: F Francisco (5); J Lackey (2).
IBB: None.
HBP: None.

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Bill Hohn, 1B - Alfonso Marquez, 2B - Dan Iassogna, 3B - Dale Scott.
Time of Game: 3:09.
Attendance: 39,153.
Weather: 81° F, Wind 8mph out to Centerfield, Sunny, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

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

   K Millwood           P        J Lackey             P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   b 2   0  3-0  1--  2  -15%  56% J Rivera        K Millwood      Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Teixeira Scores
   b 9   2  4-3  -2-  1   15% 100% S Rodriguez     F Francisco     Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
   t 2   0  0-1  1--  3   14%  78% M Byrd          J Lackey        Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Blalock Scores
   b 9   1  4-3  -2-  4   14%  85% M Napoli        F Francisco     Strikeout Swinging
   b 8   2  4-3  12-  5   12%  83% J Rivera        F Francisco     Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)

PLAY BY PLAY (explanation)

Top of the 1st, Rangers Batting, Tied 0-0, John Lackey facing 1-2-3
  Scr/Out RoB  Pt  wWE  Batter          Play Detail
  +------+---+---+----++---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   O      ---  7   48%  J Arias         Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
   O      ---  5   46%  M Young         Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
   R      ---  3   56%  J Hamilton      Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
   O      ---  5   55%  M Bradley       Lineout: CF
                  1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Kevin Millwood facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  4   58%  R Willits       Flyball: LF (Short LF)
   O      ---  4   59%  C Figgins       Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
   O      ---  4   60%  G Anderson      Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 1, Angels 0.

Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 1-0, John Lackey facing 5-6-7
          ---  3   64%  H Blalock       Single to CF (Line Drive)
   RR     1--  3   78%  M Byrd          Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Blalock Scores
          ---  1   80%  N Cruz          Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
   O      1--  4   78%  G Laird         Popfly: 1B (2B-1B)
   O      1--  8   77%  C Davis         Strikeout Looking, Cruz Steals 2B
   O      -2-  1   75%  J Arias         Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
                  2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-3, Kevin Millwood facing 4-5-6
          ---  3   71%  M Teixeira      Single to 2B (Ground Ball to 2B-1B)
   RR     1--  2   56%  J Rivera        Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Teixeira Scores
   O      ---  2   58%  G Matthews      Groundout: 2B-1B
   O      ---  3   60%  B Wood          Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  7   61%  J Mathis        Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
                  2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, John Lackey facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  6   59%  M Young         Flyball: RF
   O      ---  2   57%  J Hamilton      Flyball: LF
          ---  1   59%  M Bradley       Single to LF (Line Drive)
   O      1--  5   56%  H Blalock       Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Kevin Millwood facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  7   59%  S Rodriguez     Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  4   61%  R Willits       Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  1   62%  C Figgins       Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-2, John Lackey facing 6-7-8
          ---  1   69%  M Byrd          Double to RF (Ground Ball)
          -2-  4   75%  N Cruz          Strikeout Swinging, Wild Pitch; Byrd to 3B; Cruz to 1B
   O      1-3  4   66%  G Laird         Fielder's Choice 3B; Byrd out at Hm/3B-C-3B; Cruz to 2B
          12-  7   72%  C Davis         Walk; Cruz to 3B; Laird to 2B
   R      123  4   80%  J Arias         Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Cruz Scores; Laird to 3B; Davis to 2B
   O      123  5   75%  M Young         Strikeout Swinging
   O      123  3   69%  J Hamilton      Groundout: 1B unassisted
                  1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-4, Kevin Millwood facing 3-4-5
   O      ---  5   72%  G Anderson      Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  1   74%  M Teixeira      Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
   O      ---  5   75%  J Rivera        Flyball: LF (Short LF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 2.

Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, John Lackey facing 4-5-6
          ---  3   80%  M Bradley       Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
   O      -2-  6   77%  H Blalock       Strikeout Swinging
   O      -2-  5   74%  M Byrd          Flyball: RF (Short RF)
          -2-  4   75%  N Cruz          Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Bradley to 3B
          1-3      76%  G Laird         Cruz Steals 2B
   O      -23  3   71%  " "             Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-4, Kevin Millwood facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  6   74%  G Matthews      Strikeout Looking
          ---  2   71%  B Wood          Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
   O      1--  5   75%  J Mathis        Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
   O      1--  5   78%  S Rodriguez     Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 2.

Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Darren Oliver facing 9-1-2
                  Darren Oliver replaces John Lackey pitching
          --- 10   80%  C Davis         Walk
   O      1--  3   79%  J Arias         Bunt Groundout: P-2B (Front of Home); Davis to 2B
   O      -2-  7   77%  M Young         Groundout: 2B-1B; Davis to 3B
   O      --3  6   74%  J Hamilton      Strikeout Looking
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-4, Kevin Millwood facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  5   78%  R Willits       Flyball: LF
   O      ---  3   80%  C Figgins       Popfly: 3B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  3   82%  G Anderson      Groundout: 1B unassisted
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 2.

Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Darren Oliver facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  6   80%  M Bradley       Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  3   79%  H Blalock       Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
   O      ---  4   78%  M Byrd          Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-4, Kevin Millwood facing 4-5-6
   O      ---  5   82%  M Teixeira      Groundout: SS-1B (Deep 2B-1B)
   O      ---  4   85%  J Rivera        Strikeout Swinging
          ---  4   82%  G Matthews      Single to CF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
          1--  7   79%  B Wood          Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS); Matthews to 2B
                  Joaquin Benoit replaces Kevin Millwood pitching
   O      12-  5   86%  J Mathis        Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 2.

Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-2, Justin Speier facing 7-8-9
                  Justin Speier replaces Darren Oliver pitching
   O      ---  2   85%  N Cruz          Flyball: RF
   O      ---  4   84%  G Laird         Strikeout Looking
          ---  6   85%  C Davis         Walk
   O      1--  4   83%  J Arias         Flyball: LF
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-4, Jamey Wright facing 9-1-2
                  Jamey Wright replaces Joaquin Benoit pitching; Jarrod Saltalamacchia replaces Gerald Laird playing C batting 8th
   O      ---  3   88%  S Rodriguez     Strikeout Swinging
          ---  5   82%  R Willits       Walk
   O      1--  2   88%  C Figgins       Flyball: CF
          1--  5   83%  G Anderson      Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Willits to 3B
   R      1-3  2   71%  M Teixeira      Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Willits Scores; Anderson to 2B
                  Frank Francisco replaces Jamey Wright pitching
   O      12-  5   83%  J Rivera        Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
                  1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 3.

Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-3, Justin Speier facing 2-3-4
          ---  3   88%  M Young         Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
   O      -2-  4   85%  J Hamilton      Strikeout Swinging
          -2-  6   86%  M Bradley       Walk
                  Brandon Boggs pinch runs for Milton Bradley batting 4th
   O      12-  3   83%  H Blalock       Strikeout Swinging
   O      12-  2   79%  M Byrd          Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 3.

Bottom of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 3-4, Frank Francisco facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  5   88%  G Matthews      Strikeout Looking
          ---  3   79%  B Wood          Single to LF (Line Drive to LF-CF)
                  Mike Napoli pinch hits for Jeff Mathis batting 8th
          1--      71%  M Napoli        Wild Pitch; Wood to 2B
   O      -2-  4   85%  " "             Strikeout Swinging
   O      -2-  1  100%  S Rodriguez     Groundout: 1B-P (Weak 2B-1B)
        0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 3.

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