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Emotions boil over
Saunders gets first loss
The Angels split their two-game series with the Rangers in a fracas-filled affair. Despite claims before the game that they would not retaliate for Angels batters hit in Tuesday's game, the Halos did just that Wednesday in a loss. Rookie Joe Saunders wasn't around for the ninth-inning brawl, having gotten knocked out in the third.
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 Izturis' home run
Rangers 9, Angels 3
Nelson Cruz follows through on his grand slam in the third inning vs. the Angels. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Texas gets eight in third
The Rangers scored eight runs in the third inning, capped by a grand slam by rookie outfielder Nelson Cruz in a victory over the Angels. Benches cleared in the ninth inning, capping a contentious two-game series that saw five batters hit with pitchers and several more pitches coming close. Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 for the Rangers.
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 Cruz's grand slam
 Kinsler's two-run homer
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 16, 2006
LA Angels (62-59)
Lost 1
Texas 9, LA Angels 3   TEX
Texas (62-59)
Won 1
August 16, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0   3 7 2
1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 X   9 9 0
Standings thru 8/16/06  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Figgins, CF3210100.264
Izturis, 3B4123000.308
Cabrera, SS4010001.281
Guerrero, DH4020010.317
Anderson, LF4000003.270
Rivera, RF4000010.301
Kendrick, 1B4010010.328
Kennedy, 2B2000100.259
  1-Willits, PR0000000.235
Molina, C4000023.257

1-Ran for Kennedy in the 9th.

2B: Figgins (16, Wilson).
HR: Izturis (4, 6th inning off Eaton, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Figgins 2; Izturis 5; Cabrera; Guerrero 2; Kendrick.
RBI: Izturis 3 (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson; Molina.
GIDP: Cabrera.
Team LOB: 6.

E: Cabrera (12, throw), Gregg (2, fielding).
DP: (Izturis-Kendrick-Cabrera).

Kinsler, 2B4232100.308
Young, M, SS3010111.309
Lee, LF4110012.294
  Guzman, CF0000000.286
Teixeira, 1B4000125.284
DeRosa, 3B3111100.332
Laird, C4110001.338
Blalock, DH4100004.287
Hairston, CF-LF3101101.207
Cruz, RF4224021.200

2B: Kinsler (19, Gregg).
HR: Kinsler (9, 3rd inning off Saunders, 1 on, 0 out), Cruz (2, 3rd inning off Gregg, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 7; Young, M; Lee; DeRosa; Laird; Cruz 5.
RBI: Kinsler 2 (39), DeRosa (62), Hairston (10), Cruz 4 (7).
2-out RBI: Hairston; Cruz 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hairston; Teixeira 2.
Team LOB: 7.

DP: (Young, M-Kinsler-Teixeira).

Saunders (L, 4-1)2.25875113.64
Gregg 5.04110414.66
Donnelly 0.00000004.84
Romero 0.10000107.03
Eaton (W, 3-2)7.04222513.86
Wilson 1.03110003.82
Feldman 0.20000004.91
Bauer 0.10000003.63

Donnelly pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Balk: Saunders.
HBP: Young, M (by Gregg), Guzman (by Donnelly), Kennedy (by Feldman).
Pitches-strikes: Saunders 70-38, Gregg 91-63, Donnelly 4-1, Romero 5-3, Eaton 102-71, Wilson 17-12, Feldman 8-5, Bauer 5-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Saunders 5-2, Gregg 5-6, Donnelly 0-0, Romero 0-0, Eaton 6-10, Wilson 3-0, Feldman 2-0, Bauer 0-1.
Batters faced: Saunders 17, Gregg 21, Donnelly 1, Romero 1, Eaton 27, Wilson 5, Feldman 3, Bauer 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Gregg 3-3, Donnelly 2-0, Romero 3-0, Bauer 1-0.
EjectionsLos Angeles Angels second baseman Adam Kennedy ejected by HP umpire Sam Holbrook. (9th); Texas Rangers pitcher Scott Feldman ejected by HP umpire Sam Holbrook. (9th); Los Angeles Angels Manager Mike Scioscia ejected by HP umpire Sam Holbrook. (8th); Texas Rangers Manager Buck Showalter ejected by HP umpire Sam Holbrook. (9th); Los Angeles Angels Bench Coach Ron Roenicke ejected by HP umpire Sam Holbrook. (8th); Los Angeles Angels pitcher Kevin Gregg ejected by HP umpire Sam Holbrook. (8th); Los Angeles Angels pitcher Brendan Donnelly ejected by HP umpire Sam Holbrook. (8th).
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Randy Marsh. 2B: Angel Hernandez. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 101 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 31,684.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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