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Veteran delivers late
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Angels 7, Rangers 5
Francisco Rodriguez reacts after finishing off the Rangers.  (Mark Avery/AP)
Juan Rivera's two-out, pinch-hit double with the bases loaded sparked a five-run rally in the eighth as the Angels escaped with a win in the opener. Francisco Rodriguez nailed down save No. 51 on the season, and Jon Garland snagged his 12th win with eight innings of work.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (66-69)
Lost 1
LA Angels 7, Texas 5   LAA
LA Angels (81-52)
Won 1
August 28, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   5 9 2
LA Angels
0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 X   7 11 0
Standings thru 8/28/08  |  Recap: TEX | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Angels stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333
  a-Boggs, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
Young, M, SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .286
Hamilton, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .298
Bradley, DH 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 .322
Blalock, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .255
Byrd, LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .299
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .200
Davis, C, 3B 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .278
Saltalamacchia, C 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .254
Totals 35 5 9 5 1 4 7  

a-Hit by pitch for Arias in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Davis, C (15, Garland), Blalock (7, Garland).
HR: Bradley (22, 1st inning off Garland, 2 on, 1 out), Davis, C (14, 4th inning off Garland, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Davis, C 6; Hamilton; Bradley 4; Arias; Blalock 2; Saltalamacchia; Young, M; Byrd.
RBI: Bradley 3 (72), Davis, C 2 (39).
2-out RBI: Davis, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Saltalamacchia 2; Cruz, N.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Cruz, N (1, fielding), Davis, C (2, throw).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B-2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 .286
Willits, RF 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 .186
Teixeira, 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .303
Guerrero, DH 5 1 2 0 0 0 3 .290
Hunter, To, CF 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 .279
Anderson, G, LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 .283
Napoli, C 3 1 0 1 1 1 2 .218
Wood, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .118
Rodriguez, S, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .154
  a-Rivera, J, PH 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 .240
  1-Quinlan, PR-3B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Totals 35 7 11 6 4 4 17  

a-Doubled for Rodriguez, S in the 8th.
1-Ran for Rivera, J in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hunter, To (31, McCarthy), Anderson, G (22, McCarthy), Rivera, J (8, Madrigal).
HR: Teixeira (28, 3rd inning off McCarthy, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Figgins 2; Teixeira 4; Willits; Anderson, G 2; Guerrero 2; Hunter, To 4; Rivera, J 2.
RBI: Teixeira (101), Napoli (32), Rivera, J 3 (32), Willits (6).
2-out RBI: Teixeira; Rivera, J 3; Willits.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson, G 2; Wood; Napoli; Willits; Guerrero 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hunter, To (12, 3rd base off McCarthy/Saltalamacchia), Figgins (26, 2nd base off Madrigal/Saltalamacchia).
CS: Figgins (11, 2nd base by McCarthy/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (Rodriguez, Fr-Wood-Teixeira).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy 6.0 6 2 1 1 2 1 1.80
Benoit (H, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.06
Wright, J (H, 16)(L, 6-6) 0.1 2 4 4 2 0 0 4.64
Madrigal (BS, 2) 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 5.47
White 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garland (W, 12-8) 8.0 8 5 5 1 3 2 4.54
Rodriguez, Fr (S, 51) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.56

HBP: Byrd (by Garland), Boggs (by Rodriguez, Fr), Teixeira (by McCarthy).
Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 98-62, Benoit 13-10, Wright, J 15-6, Madrigal 14-8, White 6-2, Garland 109-69, Rodriguez, Fr 9-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: McCarthy 1-10, Benoit 1-0, Wright, J 1-0, Madrigal 0-0, White 1-0, Garland 13-4, Rodriguez, Fr 1-0.
Batters faced: McCarthy 25, Benoit 4, Wright, J 5, Madrigal 4, White 2, Garland 34, Rodriguez, Fr 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Madrigal 3-3, White 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Bill Hohn.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Varies.
T: 2:31.
Att: 37,541.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
August 28, 2008
August 28, 2008

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