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Rangers 4, Angels 3
Juan Rivera connects with homer in the second inning Sunday. (Ric Francis/AP)
Juan Rivera lifted a two-run shot in the second inning and Mark Teixeira blooped an RBI single in the eighth, but the Angels were unable to post their fourth consecutive come-from-behind victory. John Lackey allowed three runs over the first two innings, and Mike Scioscia argued his way to being the first skipper tossed.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (67-71)
Won 1
Texas 4, LA Angels 3   LAA
LA Angels (83-53)
Lost 1
August 31, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   4 10 0
LA Angels
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   3 8 0
Standings thru 8/31/08  |  Recap: TEX | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Angels stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .318
Young, M, SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .285
Hamilton, CF 5 1 1 1 0 2 5 .294
Bradley, DH 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 .326
  1-Boggs, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Blalock, 1B 5 1 1 0 0 3 4 .258
Byrd, LF 5 1 2 2 0 1 3 .299
Cruz, N, RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .240
Laird, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .278
  Saltalamacchia, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254
Davis, C, 3B 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 .269
Totals 37 4 10 4 4 10 24  

1-Ran for Bradley in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Byrd (23, Lackey), Bradley (29, Lackey), Young, M (31, Speier, J).
HR: Hamilton (30, 1st inning off Lackey, 0 on, 2 out), Byrd (10, 2nd inning off Lackey, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Hamilton 4; Cruz, N 2; Bradley 3; Arias; Young, M 2; Blalock; Byrd 6.
RBI: Hamilton (117), Byrd 2 (42), Arias (3).
2-out RBI: Hamilton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Arias; Hamilton 3; Laird 2; Byrd.
SAC: Arias.
Team RISP: 2-for-15.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cruz, N 2 (2, 2nd base off Lackey/Mathis, 2nd base off Lackey/Mathis).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Willits, RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .178
Figgins, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Anderson, G, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .281
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .304
Rivera, J, DH 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .239
Matthews, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .228
Wood, SS 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 .167
Mathis, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .198
  a-Napoli, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .218
Rodriguez, S, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .170
Totals 35 3 8 3 1 10 9  

a-Struck out for Mathis in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Rivera, J (10, 2nd inning off Millwood, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Wood 3; Teixeira 2; Anderson, G; Rivera, J 4; Matthews.
RBI: Rivera, J 2 (36), Teixeira (102).
2-out RBI: Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mathis; Rivera, J; Rodriguez, S.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood (W, 9-7) 6.2 5 2 2 0 7 1 4.84
Benoit (H, 13) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.02
Wright, J (H, 17) 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.72
Francisco, F (S, 2) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.62
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lackey (L, 11-3) 5.0 9 4 4 1 5 2 3.10
Oliver, D 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.64
Speier, J 2.0 1 0 0 2 3 0 4.89

WP: Francisco, F, Lackey.
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 101-71, Benoit 5-2, Wright, J 17-12, Francisco, F 18-13, Lackey 103-63, Oliver, D 39-25, Speier, J 34-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Millwood 5-7, Benoit 0-0, Wright, J 0-1, Francisco, F 2-0, Lackey 5-4, Oliver, D 3-1, Speier, J 1-2.
Batters faced: Millwood 25, Benoit 1, Wright, J 5, Francisco, F 5, Lackey 26, Oliver, D 7, Speier, J 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Benoit 2-0, Francisco, F 2-0.
Ejections: Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington ejected by HP umpire Bill Hohn (7th); Texas Rangers catcher Gerald Laird ejected by HP umpire Bill Hohn (8th); Los Angeles Angels Manager Mike Scioscia ejected by HP umpire Bill Hohn (5th)
Umpires: HP: Bill Hohn. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 81 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:09.
Att: 39,153.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
August 31, 2008
August 31, 2008

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