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Angels 3, Rangers 1
Milton Bradley drove in his 73rd run of the season on Friday. (Kevork Djansezian/AP)
Dustin Nippert took the mound, hoping to make an impression. He did just that, striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings, but a three-run sixth handed him the tough-luck loss. The Rangers had little answer for Ervin Santana, who limited the offense to a Milton Bradley RBI single in the fourth.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (66-70)
Lost 2
LA Angels 3, Texas 1   LAA
LA Angels (82-52)
Won 2
August 29, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 X   3 6 0
Standings thru 8/29/08  |  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 .325
Young, M, SS 4 1 1 0 0 3 1 .286
Hamilton, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .295
Bradley, DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .321
Blalock, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .255
Byrd, LF 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 .300
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167
Laird, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .281
Davis, C, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .274
Totals 31 1 5 1 1 9 12  

BATTING
2B: Young, M (30, Santana, E), Blalock (8, Santana, E).
TB: Bradley; Arias; Blalock 2; Young, M 2; Byrd.
RBI: Bradley (73).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bradley; Laird.
GIDP: Blalock.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Arias (3, 2nd base off Santana, E/Mathis).

FIELDING
DP: (Blalock).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .286
Anderson, G, DH 4 1 1 2 0 0 2 .283
Teixeira, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 2 0 .303
Guerrero, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .288
Hunter, To, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .277
Rivera, J, LF 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .241
  Willits, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186
Mathis, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .201
Wood, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .113
Rodriguez, S, 2B 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 .173
Totals 28 3 6 3 4 8 10  

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, S (2, Rupe).
HR: Anderson, G (14, 6th inning off Nippert, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Figgins; Teixeira; Anderson, G 4; Rodriguez, S 3; Rivera, J.
RBI: Anderson, G 2 (73), Rivera, J (33).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mathis.
SF: Rivera, J.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Wood-Teixeira).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nippert (L, 1-4) 5.1 5 3 3 2 7 1 7.53
Madrigal 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.33
Rupe 2.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4.46
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, E (W, 14-5) 8.0 5 1 1 1 7 0 3.31
Rodriguez, Fr (S, 52) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.51

Pitches-strikes: Nippert 100-65, Madrigal 8-4, Rupe 33-20, Santana, E 108-72, Rodriguez, Fr 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nippert 4-2, Madrigal 0-2, Rupe 2-0, Santana, E 5-7, Rodriguez, Fr 1-0.
Batters faced: Nippert 23, Madrigal 2, Rupe 8, Santana, E 29, Rodriguez, Fr 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Madrigal 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Bill Hohn. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:28.
Att: 40,084.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
August 29, 2008
August 29, 2008

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