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Angels 9, Rangers 6
Max Ramirez's double play ended the Angels' eighth. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
If there is such a thing as a good loss, tonight was it. Eight Texas batters notched hits, every hitter reached base, and Dustin Nippert was strong in relief, coming in during the second and pitching into the ninth. Ian Kinsler went 4-for-5 in the loss.
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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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