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Laird knocks in six
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Rangers 10, Angels 4
Gerald Laird is congratulated after scoring a run on Ramon Vazquez's triple. (Ric Francis/AP)
Gerald Laird hit a three-run shot and a two-run homer for a career-high six RBIs, and Ben Broussard added a two-run shot, his third, as the Rangers earned a 2-1 series victory. Right-hander Vicente Padilla got the win, going seven innings and allowing four runs (three earned).
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (3-3)
Won 1
Texas 10, LA Angels 4   LAA
LA Angels (4-3)
Lost 1
April 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 2 3 2 0 1 0 2   10 14 2
LA Angels
0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0   4 9 0
Standings thru 4/6/08  |  Recap: TEX | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Angels stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4021000.320
Young, DH4020111.240
Hamilton, CF5010005.292
Blalock, 3B5110003.278
Murphy, RF5120011.409
Catalanotto, LF3200103.091
Broussard, 1B3212111.190
Laird, C5346000.313
Vazquez, SS5111012.333
Totals391014103416 

BATTING
2B: Young (1, O'Day).
3B: Vazquez (1, Garland).
HR: Laird 2 (2, 4th inning off Garland, 2 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Bulger, 1 on, 2 out), Broussard (3, 5th inning off Garland, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young 3; Hamilton; Blalock; Murphy 2; Broussard 4; Laird 10; Vazquez 3.
RBI: Vazquez (1), Kinsler (3), Laird 6 (6), Broussard 2 (8).
2-out RBI: Broussard 2; Laird 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton 2; Vazquez.
SF: Kinsler.
GIDP: Catalanotto.
Team LOB: 8.

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

FIELDING
E: Padilla (1, missed catch), Blalock (1, throw).
DP: (Vazquez-Kinsler-Broussard).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B4120010.407
Matthews, DH4010011.333
Guerrero, RF4000011.250
Anderson, LF4121010.310
Hunter, CF4111021.286
  Willits, CF00000001.000
Kotchman, 1B4000000.292
Kendrick, 2B4120000.444
Napoli, C4011012.278
Izturis, SS3000003.118
Totals35493078 

BATTING
2B: Napoli (1, Padilla).
HR: Anderson (1, 2nd inning off Padilla, 0 on, 0 out), Hunter (2, 4th inning off Padilla, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Figgins 2; Matthews; Anderson 5; Hunter 4; Kendrick 2; Napoli 2.
RBI: Anderson (3), Hunter (3), Napoli (3).
2-out RBI: Napoli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis 3.
GIDP: Guerrero.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kendrick (2, 2nd base off Padilla/Laird).
CS: Figgins (2, 2nd base by Padilla/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Izturis-Kendrick-Kotchman).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 1-0)7.09430422.77
Benoit 1.00000304.50
Wilson 1.00000000.00
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garland (L, 1-1)5.08772225.54
O'Day 2.03111001.80
Shields 1.01000100.00
Bulger 1.02220119.00

IBB: Broussard (by O'Day).
HBP: Broussard (by Garland), Catalanotto (by Garland).
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 108-69, Benoit 16-12, Wilson 15-10, Garland 91-58, O'Day 36-20, Shields 18-13, Bulger 24-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Padilla 11-5, Benoit 0-0, Wilson 2-1, Garland 8-5, O'Day 4-2, Shields 1-1, Bulger 1-1.
Batters faced: Padilla 29, Benoit 3, Wilson 3, Garland 26, O'Day 10, Shields 4, Bulger 5.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 64 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 39,242.

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