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Completely stymied
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Rangers 3, Angels 2
Joe Saunders was denied his 13th win Tuesday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Going against a rookie making his debut, All-Star pitcher Joe Saunders got the short end of the stick. He went eight innings but was haunted by a homer, his second to a lefty bat this year. The first-place Angels stranded 12 men -- three in the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (54-36)
Lost 1
Texas 3, LA Angels 2   TEX
Texas (47-44)
Won 1
July 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
Texas
1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 X   3 6 1
Standings thru 7/8/08  |  Recap: LAA | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Rangers stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B4000002.278
Matthews, RF4000011.236
Aybar, SS4000000.276
Guerrero, DH4020000.292
Hunter, CF2100201.271
Kendrick, 2B4120002.320
Anderson, LF3012101.267
Quinlan, 1B3000002.261
  a-Rivera, PH1000003.188
Mathis, C3010000.231
Totals322623112 

a-Grounded out for Quinlan in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kendrick (18, Harrison, M).
TB: Guerrero 2; Kendrick 3; Anderson; Mathis.
RBI: Anderson 2 (43).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Figgins; Rivera 2.
GIDP: Hunter.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Figgins (6, 2nd base by Harrison, M/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (Aybar-Kendrick-Quinlan).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4110000.337
Young, SS4120011.293
Hamilton, RF2012001.309
Bradley, DH3000012.315
Byrd, CF3000002.234
Boggs, LF3010020.250
Saltalamacchia, C3000001.215
Davis, C, 1B3111010.216
Duran, 3B3000000.221
Totals28363057 

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (31, Saunders).
3B: Young (2, Saunders).
HR: Davis, C (5, 5th inning off Saunders, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young 4; Hamilton; Boggs; Davis, C 4.
RBI: Hamilton 2 (87), Davis, C (10).
2-out RBI: Davis, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd.
SF: Hamilton.
GIDP: Saltalamacchia.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Young (6, fielding).
DP: 2 (Saltalamacchia-Kinsler, Kinsler-Young-Davis, C).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saunders (L, 12-5)8.06330513.07
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harrison, M (W, 1-0)7.05221102.57
Guardado (H, 18)1.00000002.81
Wilson (S, 22)1.01002004.58

IBB: Anderson (by Wilson).
Pitches-strikes: Saunders 109-71, Harrison, M 97-57, Guardado 14-7, Wilson 25-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Saunders 11-8, Harrison, M 9-10, Guardado 1-2, Wilson 3-0.
Batters faced: Saunders 29, Harrison, M 26, Guardado 3, Wilson 6.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:15 (:56 delay).
Att: 18,788.

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