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TEX  8
@LAA  4

BAL  2
TOR  1

(6)
CLE 12
@CHW  6

DET  4
TBR  3

KCR  4
@MIN  2

SEA  7
OAK  3

ARI  6
COL  4

ATL 11
@HOU  5

CHC  7
@MIL  3

NYM  2
FLA  0

PHI  4
WSN  3

SDP  3
PIT  2

LAD  2
@SFG  1

STL  8
CIN  5

Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 43,141

Saturday, September 27, 2008, 9:05pm
Time of Game: 2:43
Rangers
8
79-82
Won 4
2nd, 20 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Rangers         0  3  1   0  0  4   0  0  0    8 12  1
Angels          1  0  0   0  0  1   1  0  1    4  9  0
W: S Feldman (6-8), L: E Santana (16-7)
Angels
4
99-62
Lost 2
1st

BATTING

Texas Rangers                AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
F Catalanotto DH              4   1   1   0    0   1  .274  .741   20    0   0   HBP
M Young SS                    5   1   1   1    0   1  .285  .743   16    0   3   
J Hamilton CF                 5   0   1   2    0   0  .306  .905   21    5   0   
M Byrd LF                     4   2   2   0    1   0  .298  .844   16    2   0   
H Blalock 1B                  5   0   1   1    0   0  .290  .856   19   11   0   2B
N Cruz RF                     5   1   1   2    0   2  .330 1.030   19    2   0   HR
C Davis 3B                    3   2   2   1    1   1  .288  .889   13    1   4   HR,2B
T Teagarden C                 4   0   0   0    0   2  .319 1.205   12    4   0   
J Arias 2B                    4   1   3   1    0   0  .291  .754   17    1   0   3B

S Feldman P                                                              0   0
  L Mendoza P                                                            0   0
  B Gordon P                                                             1   1
  F Francisco P                                                          0   0
Totals                       39   8  12   8    2   7              153   27   8
BATTING
2B: C Davis (23, off E Santana); H Blalock (19, off E Santana).
3B: J Arias (3, off E Santana).
HR: N Cruz (7, off E Santana; 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF-CF); C Davis (17, off E Santana; 2nd inn, 0 on, 1 out to Deep CF-RF).
HBP: F Catalanotto (6, by E Santana).
TB: C Davis 6; J Arias 5; N Cruz 4; H Blalock 2; M Byrd 2; F Catalanotto; M Young; J Hamilton.
RBI: J Hamilton 2 (130); N Cruz 2 (26); M Young (82); H Blalock (38); J Arias (9); C Davis (55).
2-out RBI: J Hamilton 2; M Young; J Arias.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 8.
FIELDING
PB: T Teagarden (1).
E: T Teagarden (3).
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
C Figgins 3B                  3   1   1   0    0   0  .275  .683   11    0   0   SB
  M Brown 3B                  1   0   0   1    0   0  .053  .158    6    2   0   
G Anderson LF                 3   0   1   0    0   0  .294  .762   13    2   0   2B
  R Willits PR-LF             1   1   0   0    0   1  .198  .564    7    0   0   
M Teixeira 1B                 2   0   0   1    0   0  .308  .961   11    7   1   SF
  R Quinlan 1B                1   0   0   0    0   0  .259  .633    6    0   0   
V Guerrero RF                 2   0   0   0    0   0  .303  .886   10    1   0   
  K Morales RF                2   0   0   1    0   0  .217  .654    6    4   0   
T Hunter CF                   2   0   0   0    0   1  .279  .813    8    1   0   
  G Matthews PH-CF            2   0   0   0    0   0  .237  .668    7    0   0   
H Kendrick 2B                 3   0   0   0    0   0  .306  .754   12    0   5   
  S Rodriguez 2B              1   0   1   0    0   0  .204  .589    4    1   0   
J Rivera DH                   4   2   2   0    0   0  .245  .718    6    0   0   
J Mathis C                    3   0   2   0    0   1  .194  .593    7    6   0   
  B Wilson C                  1   0   0   1    0   0  .200  .533   10    1   0   
E Aybar SS                    3   0   2   0    0   0  .280  .705    9    1   1   2B
  B Wood PR-SS                1   0   0   0    0   1  .197  .549    5    0   0   

E Santana P                                                              1   0
  K Jepsen P                                                             0   0
  J Speier P                                                             0   0
  F Rodriguez P                                                          0   0
Totals                       35   4   9   4    0   4              138   27   7
BATTING
2B: G Anderson (27, off S Feldman); E Aybar (18, off S Feldman).
SF: M Teixeira (7, off S Feldman).
TB: E Aybar 3; G Anderson 2; J Rivera 2; J Mathis 2; S Rodriguez; C Figgins.
RBI: M Teixeira (121); M Brown (3); K Morales (7); B Wilson (1).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
BASERUNNING
SB: C Figgins (33, 2nd base off S Feldman/T Teagarden).

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
S Feldman, W (6-8)             6     5   2   1    0   2   0   5.29   23   82-59   36· 7·16    8· 9· 4· 0     58    -     0.76   0.16
L Mendoza                      1     3   1   1    0   1   0   8.67    6   21-13   10· 2· 1    5· 0· 0· 0          0-0    0.61   0.00
B Gordon                       1     0   0   0    0   0   0   2.25    3   13-8     4· 1· 3    1· 1· 1· 0          0-0    0.23   0.02
F Francisco                    1     1   1   0    0   1   0   3.13    4   19-15    9· 3· 3    2· 0· 1· 0          0-0    0.26   0.01
Totals                         9     9   4   2    0   4   0          36  135-95   59·13·23   16·10· 6· 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
E Santana, L (16-7)            5.2  10   8   8    1   5   2   3.49   29  106-73   46· 7·20   11· 7· 4· 0     21    -     0.68  -0.30
K Jepsen                       1     1   0   0    1   1   0   4.32    5   25-12    8· 2· 2    2· 1· 0· 0          2-2    0.13  -0.03
J Speier                       1.1   1   0   0    0   0   0   5.03    5   12-9     8· 0· 1    1· 3· 1· 0          0-0    0.09   0.00
F Rodriguez                    1     0   0   0    0   1   0   2.24    3   10-7     3· 4· 0    0· 2· 0· 0          0-0    0.03   0.00
Totals                         9    12   8   8    2   7   2          42  153-101  65·13·23   14·13· 5· 0          2-2 
Balks: None.
WP: None.
IBB: None.
HBP: E Santana (8; F Catalanotto).

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Jim Joyce, 1B - Chris Guccione, 2B - Jeff Nelson, 3B - Tim Tschida.
Time of Game: 2:43.
Attendance: 43,141.
Weather: 77° F, Wind 5mph out to Centerfield, Night, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

   Texas Rangers                 Los Angeles Angels                   
1. F Catalanotto        DH    1. C Figgins            3B 
2. M Young              SS    2. G Anderson           LF 
3. J Hamilton           CF    3. M Teixeira           1B 
4. M Byrd               LF    4. V Guerrero           RF 
5. H Blalock            1B    5. T Hunter             CF 
6. N Cruz               RF    6. H Kendrick           2B 
7. C Davis              3B    7. J Rivera             DH 
8. T Teagarden          C     8. J Mathis             C  
9. J Arias              2B    9. E Aybar              SS 

   S Feldman            P        E Santana            P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   t 2   1  1-0  1--  2   18%  58% N Cruz          E Santana       Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Byrd Scores
   t 2   1  1-2  ---  1   10%  68% C Davis         E Santana       Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
   t 3   1  1-3  1--  5    9%  81% H Blalock       E Santana       Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Byrd Scores
   b 5   2  4-1  -23  3    7%  86% C Figgins       S Feldman       Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
   t 6   2  1-4  -2-  8    6%  91% J Arias         E Santana       Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Davis 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      ---  6   48%  F Catalanotto   Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  3   46%  M Young         Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  2   45%  J Hamilton      Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Scott Feldman facing 1-2-3
          ---  5   42%  C Figgins       Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
          1--      36%  G Anderson      Figgins Steals 2B; Figgins to 3B/Adv on E2 (throw)
   O      --3  8   41%  " "             Flyball: LF (Short LF)
   RO     --3  1   39%  M Teixeira      Foul Flyball: LF/Sacrifice Fly (LF Foul); Figgins Scores/unER
   O      ---  5   40%  V Guerrero      Groundout: SS-1B (Weak 3B)
                  1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Rangers 0, Angels 1.

Top of the 2nd, Rangers Batting, Behind 0-1, Ervin Santana facing 4-5-6
          ---  3   44%  M Byrd          Single to LF (Fly Ball)
   O      1--  4   40%  H Blalock       Flyball: CF
   RR     1--  2   58%  N Cruz          Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Byrd Scores
   R      ---  1   68%  C Davis         Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
   O      ---  3   67%  T Teagarden     Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
          ---  2   68%  J Arias         Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
          1--  2   70%  F Catalanotto   Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Arias to 3B
   O      1-3  5   66%  M Young         Groundout: 2B-1B
                  3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 3, Angels 1.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Behind 1-3, Scott Feldman facing 5-6-7
   O      ---  3   68%  T Hunter        Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
   O      ---  5   70%  H Kendrick      Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS)
          ---  2   69%  J Rivera        Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF Line)
   O      1--  3   71%  J Mathis        Strikeout Looking
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 3, Angels 1.

Top of the 3rd, Rangers Batting, Ahead 3-1, Ervin Santana facing 3-4-5
   O      ---  6   69%  J Hamilton      Lineout: SS (Weak SS)
          ---  2   71%  M Byrd          Single to SS (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
   R      1--  5   81%  H Blalock       Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Byrd Scores
   O      -2-  4   78%  N Cruz          Strikeout Looking
          -2-  4   79%  C Davis         Walk
   O      12-  4   76%  T Teagarden     Strikeout Looking
                  1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 1.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 1-4, Scott Feldman facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  2   79%  E Aybar         Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
   O      ---  3   80%  C Figgins       Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
   O      ---  1   81%  G Anderson      Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 1.

Top of the 4th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Ervin Santana facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  3   80%  J Arias         Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
   O      ---  3   79%  F Catalanotto   Groundout: SS-1B (SS-2B)
   O      ---  4   78%  M Young         Groundout: 1B-P
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 1.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-4, Scott Feldman facing 3-4-5
   O      ---  4   81%  M Teixeira      Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
   O      ---  5   83%  V Guerrero      Lineout: CF (Deep CF)
   O      ---  5   84%  T Hunter        Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 1.

Top of the 5th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Ervin Santana facing 3-4-5
                  Kendry Morales replaces Vladimir Guerrero playing RF batting 4th
   O      ---  5   82%  J Hamilton      Flyball: LF (Short LF)
   O      ---  5   81%  M Byrd          Lineout: LF
   O      ---  4   81%  H Blalock       Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 1.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-4, Scott Feldman facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  4   83%  H Kendrick      Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
   O      ---  1   85%  J Rivera        Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
          ---  3   84%  J Mathis        Single to LF (Line Drive)
          1--  4   80%  E Aybar         Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line); Mathis to 3B
   O      -23  3   86%  C Figgins       Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
                  0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 4, Angels 1.

Top of the 6th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 4-1, Ervin Santana facing 6-7-8
                  Matthew Brown replaces Chone Figgins playing 3B batting 1st
   O      ---  3   85%  N Cruz          Groundout: 2B-1B
          ---  1   87%  C Davis         Double to RF (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
   O      -2-  4   85%  T Teagarden     Strikeout Swinging
   R      -2-  8   91%  J Arias         Triple to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Davis Scores
          --3  5   92%  F Catalanotto   Hit By Pitch
   R      1-3  3   95%  M Young         Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Arias Scores; Catalanotto to 2B
                  Kevin Jepsen replaces Ervin Santana pitching
   RR     12-  6   98%  J Hamilton      Single to RF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Catalanotto Scores; Young Scores
          1--  5   98%  M Byrd          Walk; Hamilton to 2B
   O      12-  1   98%  H Blalock       Groundout: 2B-1B
                  4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 8, Angels 1.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-8, Scott Feldman facing 2-3-4
          ---  3   97%  G Anderson      Double to RF (Line Drive to Deep RF Line)
                  Reggie Willits pinch runs for Garret Anderson batting 2nd
   O      -2-  6   98%  M Teixeira      Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Willits to 3B
   RO     --3  3   98%  K Morales       Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B); Willits Scores
                  Gary Matthews pinch hits for Torii Hunter batting 5th
   O      ---  3   98%  G Matthews      Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
                  1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 8, Angels 2.

Top of the 7th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-2, Kevin Jepsen facing 6-7-8
                  Robb Quinlan replaces Mark Teixeira playing 1B batting 3rd; Reggie Willits moves to LF; Gary Matthews moves to CF
   O      ---  6   98%  N Cruz          Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
   O      ---  7   98%  C Davis         Strikeout Swinging
                  Justin Speier replaces Kevin Jepsen pitching
   O      ---  1   98%  T Teagarden     Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 8, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-8, Luis Mendoza facing 6-7-8
                  Luis Mendoza replaces Scott Feldman pitching
   O      ---  3   99%  H Kendrick      Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
          ---  1   98%  J Rivera        Single to LF (Ground Ball)
          1--  1   97%  J Mathis        Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Rivera to 2B
          12-  3   94%  E Aybar         Single to P (Ground Ball to 2B-1B); Rivera to 3B; Mathis to 2B
                  Brandon Wood pinch runs for Erick Aybar batting 9th
   RO     123  6   96%  M Brown         Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Rivera Scores; Mathis to 3B; Wood to 2B
   O      -23  7   98%  R Willits       Strikeout Swinging
                  1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Rangers 8, Angels 3.

Top of the 8th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-3, Justin Speier facing 9-1-2
                  Bobby Wilson replaces Jeff Mathis playing C batting 8th; Sean Rodriguez replaces Howie Kendrick playing 2B batting 6th; Brandon Wood moves to SS
          ---  4   99%  J Arias         Single to 2B (Ground Ball to SS-2B)
   O      1--  4   98%  F Catalanotto   Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
   O      1--  1   98%  M Young         Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
   O      1--  2   98%  J Hamilton      Lineout: 2B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Rangers 8, Angels 3.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 3-8, Brian Gordon facing 3-4-5
                  Brian Gordon replaces Luis Mendoza pitching
   O      ---  6   99%  R Quinlan       Lineout: P (Weak SS-2B)
   O      ---  3   99%  K Morales       Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B)
   O      ---  4   99%  G Matthews      Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 8, Angels 3.

Top of the 9th, Rangers Batting, Ahead 8-3, Francisco Rodriguez facing 4-5-6
                  Francisco Rodriguez replaces Justin Speier pitching
   O      ---  1   99%  M Byrd          Flyball: RF (Deep RF Line)
   O      ---  5   99%  H Blalock       Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
   O      ---  4   99%  N Cruz          Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 8, Angels 3.

Bottom of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 3-8, Frank Francisco facing 6-7-8
                  Frank Francisco replaces Brian Gordon pitching
          ---  4   98%  S Rodriguez     Single to RF (Line Drive)
   O      1--  2   99%  J Rivera        Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B); Rivera to 1B
          1--      99%  B Wilson        Defensive Indifference; Rivera to 3B/Passed Ball
   RO     --3  8  100%  " "             Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Rivera Scores/unER
   O      ---  5  100%  B Wood          Strikeout Swinging
        1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Rangers 8, Angels 4.

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