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Gabbard sharp
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Rangers 11, Angels 6
Kason Gabbard struck out four and walked two on Friday ngiht. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Ben Broussard slugged a fourth-inning grand slam, and left-hander Kason Gabbard allowed seven hits in seven shutout innings, as the Rangers beat the Angels in the Halos' home opener. Ian Kinsler added three hits, two runs and two RBIs, Josh Hamilton drove in three runs.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (2-2)
Won 1
Texas 11, LA Angels 6   LAA
LA Angels (3-2)
Lost 1
April 4, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 1 0 4 0 0 1 5 0   11 12 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6   6 14 1
Standings thru 4/4/08  |  Recap: LAA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Angels stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5232012.333
Young, SS4111112.235
Hamilton, CF5023011.313
Bradley, DH5110013.154
Murphy, LF4220111.429
Byrd, RF4100002.000
Broussard, 1B4214001.200
  a-Botts, PH-1B1000000.000
Laird, C3100100.091
  Melhuse, C0000000.000
Vazquez, 3B3120100.500
Totals381112104512 

a-Grounded out for Broussard in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Murphy (2, Moseley), Bradley (2, Moseley), Kinsler 2 (3, Bulger, Thompson), Hamilton (1, Thompson).
3B: Hamilton (1, Bulger).
HR: Broussard (2, 4th inning off Moseley, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 5; Young; Hamilton 5; Bradley 2; Murphy 3; Broussard 4; Vazquez 2.
RBI: Broussard 4 (6), Hamilton 3 (5), Kinsler 2 (2), Young (2).
2-out RBI: Hamilton 3; Kinsler 2; Young.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bradley 2.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Murphy (1, 2nd base off Thompson/Napoli).

FIELDING
DP: 4 (Young-Kinsler-Broussard 3, Vazquez-Kinsler-Broussard).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B3130200.474
Matthews, LF5111025.273
Guerrero, RF4010002.250
  Willits, RF10120001.000
Hunter, CF4130100.300
Anderson, DH5110025.238
Kendrick, 2B4122001.421
Quinlan, 1B3010003.333
  Aybar, SS1001000.000
Napoli, C3110101.286
Izturis, SS2000001.143
  a-Rivera, PH-1B2000002.000
Totals3761464420 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Izturis in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Anderson (3, Nippert), Matthews (2, Nippert), Willits (1, German).
3B: Kendrick (1, Nippert).
TB: Figgins 3; Matthews 2; Guerrero; Willits 2; Hunter 3; Anderson 2; Kendrick 4; Quinlan; Napoli.
RBI: Kendrick 2 (2), Aybar (1), Matthews (3), Willits 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Matthews; Willits 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews; Anderson.
GIDP: Guerrero 2; Kendrick; Quinlan.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Napoli (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Matthews (Kinsler at 2nd base).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard (W, 1-0)7.07002400.00
Fukumori 1.000010020.25
Nippert 0.256610081.00
German 0.01000000.00
Guardado 0.11000000.00
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moseley (L, 0-1)5.06552419.00
Bulger 2.02110104.50
Thompson 1.045520045.00
O'Day 1.00000000.00

German pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP: Moseley 2, Thompson.
HBP: Byrd (by Moseley).
Pitches-strikes: Gabbard 92-57, Fukumori 9-4, Nippert 34-16, German 6-3, Guardado 5-3, Moseley 91-52, Bulger 33-21, Thompson 41-23, O'Day 9-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gabbard 16-1, Fukumori 2-1, Nippert 1-1, German 0-0, Guardado 0-1, Moseley 5-5, Bulger 1-4, Thompson 3-0, O'Day 3-0.
Batters faced: Gabbard 27, Fukumori 3, Nippert 8, German 1, Guardado 2, Moseley 23, Bulger 8, Thompson 9, O'Day 3.
Inherited runners-scored: German 2-2, Guardado 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 66 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:12.
Att: 43,838.

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