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Rangers stifled late
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Angels 7, Rangers 4
Jason Jennings was denied his first win in a Rangers uniform. (LM Otero/AP)
The Rangers scored three runs in the first inning and appeared on their way to a slugfest with the Angels, but they were held to just one run the rest of the way and were unable to pick up Jason Jennings, who allowed seven runs in 4 2/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (8-6)
Won 2
LA Angels 7, Texas 4   TEX
Texas (5-8)
Lost 4
April 14, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
2 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   7 10 1
Texas
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   4 9 1
Standings thru 4/14/08  |  Recap: LAA | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Rangers stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B5110023.385
Matthews, LF3200223.246
Guerrero, RF5221025.298
Anderson, DH5011023.220
Hunter, CF4010112.294
Kotchman, 1B4112101.360
Izturis, 2B3011102.139
Napoli, C3121000.273
Aybar, SS4010002.303
Totals3671065921 

BATTING
2B: Guerrero (4, Jennings).
HR: Napoli (4, 2nd inning off Jennings, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Figgins; Guerrero 3; Anderson; Hunter; Kotchman; Izturis; Napoli 5; Aybar.
RBI: Kotchman 2 (8), Napoli (8), Guerrero (12), Anderson (5), Izturis (5).
2-out RBI: Kotchman 2; Guerrero; Anderson; Izturis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis; Aybar; Guerrero 2.
GIDP: Kotchman.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Aybar (4, throw).
DP: (Aybar-Izturis-Kotchman).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5110012.302
Young, SS3001000.196
Hamilton, CF4110010.269
Bradley, DH4130000.333
Blalock, 3B3123100.273
Byrd, RF3000013.133
  a-Murphy, PH-RF1000012.267
Catalanotto, LF4020012.200
Laird, C4000012.222
Broussard, 1B4000012.220
Totals354941713 

a-Struck out for Byrd in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (5, Santana), Catalanotto (2, Santana).
HR: Blalock (2, 1st inning off Santana, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Hamilton; Bradley 3; Blalock 5; Catalanotto 3.
RBI: Young (5), Blalock 3 (4).
2-out RBI: Blalock 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Catalanotto.
SF: Young.
GIDP: Byrd.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Byrd (1, fielding).
DP: (Kinsler-Broussard).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 2-0)7.07331613.32
Speier 0.12100006.75
Shields (H, 1)0.20000102.08
Rodriguez, F (S, 4)1.00000006.75
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jennings (L, 0-3)4.27764518.79
Littleton 2.11000200.00
Wright 1.02001201.17
German 1.00000001.59

WP: Santana 2.
IBB: Kotchman (by Jennings).
HBP: Napoli (by Jennings).
Pitches-strikes: Santana 105-68, Speier 13-10, Shields 7-5, Rodriguez, F 7-5, Jennings 107-56, Littleton 32-22, Wright 22-12, German 8-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 6-9, Speier 0-1, Shields 1-0, Rodriguez, F 2-1, Jennings 6-3, Littleton 4-1, Wright 1-0, German 2-1.
Batters faced: Santana 28, Speier 4, Shields 2, Rodriguez, F 3, Jennings 26, Littleton 7, Wright 6, German 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Shields 2-0, Littleton 2-0.
EjectionsLos Angeles Angels Manager Mike Scioscia ejected by HP umpire Joe West. (8th).
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 66 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:49.
Att: 16,541.

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