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Halos hold on
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Angels 9, Rangers 6
Vladimir Guerrero launched a 436-foot homer in the second Monday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Homers from Jeff Mathis, Vlad and Torii Hunter in the second put the Halos up, 8-0, but the lead fell to two by the fifth. Francisco Rodriguez delivered save No. 35, the most ever before the All-Star break. The Angels have won 28 on the road -- of which Ervin Santana has won eight.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (54-35)
Won 2
LA Angels 9, Texas 6   TEX
Texas (46-44)
Lost 1
July 7, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
2 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   9 13 0
Texas
0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0   6 11 3
Standings thru 7/7/08  |  Recap: LAA | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Rangers stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B4100112.284
Kotchman, 1B5111000.291
Izturis, SS5221012.264
Guerrero, RF4132000.289
Hunter, CF5233002.272
Anderson, DH4000112.266
Matthews, LF4010103.239
Kendrick, 2B5110003.315
Mathis, C3122110.229
Totals3991394414 

BATTING
2B: Izturis (9, Mendoza), Kotchman (20, Mendoza).
HR: Mathis (6, 2nd inning off Mendoza, 1 on, 0 out), Guerrero (15, 2nd inning off Mendoza, 1 on, 1 out), Hunter 2 (12, 2nd inning off Mendoza, 0 on, 1 out; 7th inning off Nippert, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kotchman 2; Izturis 3; Guerrero 6; Hunter 9; Matthews; Kendrick; Mathis 5.
RBI: Kotchman (41), Hunter 3 (41), Mathis 2 (25), Izturis (29), Guerrero 2 (49).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kendrick.
GIDP: Matthews.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kendrick (5, 2nd base off Mendoza/Ramirez, M), Figgins (15, 2nd base off Mendoza/Ramirez, M).

FIELDING
DP: (Izturis-Kotchman).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5140000.338
Young, SS5010025.291
Hamilton, RF5111015.308
Bradley, DH1100310.319
Murphy, LF5113006.269
Byrd, CF4110002.239
Davis, C, 1B4112020.206
Ramirez, M, C4010020.172
Vazquez, 3B4010011.317
Totals3761163919 

BATTING
2B: Kinsler 2 (30, Santana, Rodriguez, F), Hamilton (20, Santana).
HR: Murphy (12, 5th inning off Santana, 2 on, 2 out), Davis, C (4, 5th inning off Santana, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 6; Young; Hamilton 2; Murphy 4; Byrd; Davis, C 4; Ramirez, M; Vazquez.
RBI: Hamilton (85), Murphy 3 (58), Davis, C 2 (9).
2-out RBI: Murphy 3; Davis, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy 3; Byrd.
GIDP: Hamilton.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Ramirez, M (1, throw), Davis, C (1, fielding), Nippert (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Davis, C-Ramirez, M-Vazquez, Mendoza-Ramirez, M-Davis, C).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 10-3)7.010662623.53
Shields (H, 17)1.00000202.57
Rodriguez, F (S, 35)1.01001101.88
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mendoza (L, 1-3)1.19882037.54
Nippert 7.04111419.77
Madrigal 0.200010016.20

HBP: Bradley (by Santana), Guerrero (by Nippert).
Pitches-strikes: Santana 105-73, Shields 8-7, Rodriguez, F 20-13, Mendoza 51-29, Nippert 103-67, Madrigal 9-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 9-6, Shields 1-0, Rodriguez, F 0-2, Mendoza 4-0, Nippert 9-7, Madrigal 0-2.
Batters faced: Santana 33, Shields 3, Rodriguez, F 5, Mendoza 14, Nippert 27, Madrigal 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Madrigal 1-0.
EjectionsLos Angeles Angels Manager Mike Scioscia ejected by HP umpire Andy Fletcher. (5th).
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 95 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:48.
Att: 21,170.

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