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Halos not Lackey-ing vs. Texas
Rangers can't solve Angels
Ian Kinsler's solo homer was one of five Texas hits, and Kenny Lofton stole career base No. 600, but that wasn't enough in a loss to the Angels in their season opener. Kevin Millwood allowed three runs in five innings.
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Angels 4, Rangers 1
Casey Kotchman rounds the bases after his solo home run on Monday night. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Series at a glance:
Lackey helps lift Angels
John Lackey gave up one unearned run on four hits over five innings to lift the Angels to a win over Texas. Casey Kotchman, Vlad Guerrero, Maicer Izturis and Shea Hillenbrand drove in a run.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 02, 2007
TEX
Texas (0-1)
Lost 1
LA Angels 4, Texas 1   LAA
LA Angels (1-0)
Won 1
April 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 2
LA Angels
1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 X   4 9 2
Standings thru 4/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Angels Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF3010110.333
Catalanotto, DH3000101.000
Young, M, SS4000003.000
Teixeira, 1B3010111.333
Sosa, RF3000112.000
Blalock, 3B4020013.500
Wilkerson, LF3000111.000
Laird, C4000023.000
Kinsler, 2B4111012.250
Totals311515816 

BATTING
2B: Blalock (1, Lackey).
HR: Kinsler (1, 3rd inning off Lackey, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lofton; Teixeira; Blalock 3; Kinsler 4.
RBI: Kinsler (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira; Laird; Blalock 2; Sosa.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lofton 2 (2, 2nd base off Lackey/Napoli, 3rd base off Lackey/Napoli).

FIELDING
E: Blalock (1, fielding), Laird (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Laird-Young, M, Young, M-Kinsler-Teixeira).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF3110111.333
Cabrera, SS4010012.250
Guerrero, RF3011102.333
Anderson, LF4110012.250
Hillenbrand, DH4011001.250
Kotchman, 1B3121111.667
Kendrick, 2B4000022.000
Napoli, C3110020.333
Izturis, 3B3011000.333
Totals314943811 

BATTING
2B: Guerrero (1, Millwood), Anderson (1, Wood).
HR: Kotchman (1, 2nd inning off Millwood, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Matthews; Cabrera; Guerrero 2; Anderson 2; Hillenbrand; Kotchman 5; Napoli; Izturis.
RBI: Guerrero (1), Kotchman (1), Izturis (1), Hillenbrand (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hillenbrand.
GIDP: Guerrero.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Napoli (1, 2nd base off Millwood/Laird).
CS: Hillenbrand 2 (2, 2nd base by Millwood/Laird, 2nd base by Wood/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Napoli (1, fielding), Matthews (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Kendrick-Cabrera-Kotchman, Izturis-Kendrick).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (L, 0-1)5.05332515.40
Mahay 0.21000100.00
Wood 2.13111203.86
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lackey (W, 1-0)5.04104510.00
Oliver 0.01001000.00
Speier (H, 1)2.00000000.00
Shields (H, 1)1.00000200.00
Rodriguez, F (S, 1)1.00000100.00

Oliver pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Lackey.
IBB: Teixeira (by Lackey).
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 82-49, Mahay 13-7, Wood 30-22, Lackey 96-56, Oliver 8-3, Speier 16-10, Shields 16-10, Rodriguez, F 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Millwood 6-3, Mahay 0-1, Wood 2-2, Lackey 4-6, Oliver 0-0, Speier 1-5, Shields 1-0, Rodriguez, F 1-1.
Batters faced: Millwood 21, Mahay 3, Wood 10, Lackey 23, Oliver 2, Speier 5, Shields 3, Rodriguez, F 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wood 1-0, Speier 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Bill Hohn. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 43,906.

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