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Big inning not enough
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Angels 15, Rangers 13
Chris Davis hit his 16th home run of the season on Friday night. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Chris Davis' three-run homer capped a nine-run third inning, but that wasn't enough for the Rangers. Josh Hamilton had three hits, while Nelson Cruz hit a home run and had three RBIs. German Duran and Hank Blalock had two RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (94-59)
Won 2
LA Angels 15, Texas 13   TEX
Texas (75-79)
Lost 2
September 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
3 2 2 1 5 0 1 1 0   15 22 1
Texas
0 0 9 0 3 0 0 0 1   13 19 2
Standings thru 9/19/08  |  Recap: LAA | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Rangers stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Aybar, SS 6 3 3 2 0 0 0 .280
Anderson, G, DH 6 2 4 2 0 1 3 .292
Teixeira, 1B 5 2 3 2 1 1 2 .306
Hunter, To, CF 5 1 2 4 1 2 3 .283
Matthews, LF-RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 4 .241
Quinlan, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .259
  Wood, 3B 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .200
Morales, K, RF 5 2 2 1 0 0 3 .261
  Willits, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .172
Napoli, C 5 2 3 2 0 1 0 .234
Rodriguez, S, 2B 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 .193
Totals 46 15 22 14 3 5 18  

BATTING
2B: Matthews (19, Harrison, M), Aybar (15, Harrison, M), Anderson, G (26, Harrison, M), Napoli (6, Wright, J), Teixeira (38, Loe).
3B: Napoli (1, Madrigal).
HR: Hunter, To (21, 1st inning off Harrison, M, 2 on, 1 out), Morales, K (3, 3rd inning off Harrison, M, 0 on, 1 out), Napoli (18, 3rd inning off Harrison, M, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Quinlan; Teixeira 4; Napoli 9; Anderson, G 5; Rodriguez, S; Aybar 4; Wood; Hunter, To 5; Morales, K 5; Matthews 3.
RBI: Hunter, To 4 (77), Aybar 2 (38), Anderson, G 2 (80), Morales, K (5), Napoli 2 (41), Teixeira 2 (117), Matthews (41).
2-out RBI: Matthews; Napoli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews; Quinlan; Rodriguez, S.
GIDP: Morales, K, Matthews.
Team RISP: 10-for-19.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wood (4, 2nd base off Madrigal/Laird).
CS: Anderson, G (4, 2nd base by Madrigal/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Matthews (8, fielding).
DP: (Rodriguez, S-Aybar-Teixeira).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 6 2 2 0 0 0 1 .283
Young, M, SS 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 .279
  a-Duran, G, PH-SS 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 .225
Hamilton, CF 5 1 4 0 0 0 1 .307
Bradley, DH 5 1 0 0 0 4 5 .320
Byrd, LF 4 1 2 0 1 2 2 .298
Blalock, 1B 5 1 1 2 0 0 3 .258
Cruz, N, RF 5 2 3 3 0 2 0 .346
Laird, C 5 2 1 0 0 1 1 .280
Davis, C, 3B 5 1 2 3 0 2 1 .280
Totals 46 13 19 11 1 12 15  

a-Singled for Young, M in the 3rd.

BATTING
2B: Blalock (13, Garland), Hamilton (34, Jepsen).
3B: Arias (2, Garland), Duran, G (1, Jepsen).
HR: Davis, C (16, 3rd inning off Garland, 2 on, 1 out), Cruz, N (5, 9th inning off Shields, S, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Davis, C 5; Hamilton 5; Arias 4; Blalock 2; Duran, G 4; Cruz, N 6; Young, M 2; Laird; Byrd 2.
RBI: Young, M (77), Blalock 2 (25), Cruz, N 3 (21), Davis, C 3 (52), Duran, G 2 (14).
2-out RBI: Duran, G 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Bradley; Blalock.
GIDP: Blalock.
Team RISP: 6-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Davis, C (3, throw), Loe (1, throw).
DP: 3 (Young, M-Arias-Blalock, Arias-Duran, G-Blalock, Laird-Arias).

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garland 2.1 10 9 8 0 4 1 4.79
Oliver, D (W, 6-1) 2.1 3 2 2 0 2 0 3.00
Jepsen 1.1 3 1 1 0 2 0 1.80
Arredondo, J (H, 16) 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1.60
Shields, S (S, 3) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 2.88
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harrison, M 3.0 9 7 7 2 1 3 5.68
Wright, J (L, 7-7) 1.0 6 5 5 1 0 0 5.29
Loe 2.0 3 2 1 0 0 0 3.23
Madrigal 1.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 5.08
Francisco, F 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.28
Littleton 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 7.71

Wright, J pitched to 4 batters in the 5th.
Loe pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Jepsen.
IBB: Hunter, To (by Harrison, M).
Pitches-strikes: Garland 85-57, Oliver, D 46-31, Jepsen 26-17, Arredondo, J 38-25, Shields, S 19-13, Harrison, M 65-38, Wright, J 33-16, Loe 22-13, Madrigal 37-22, Francisco, F 3-3, Littleton 10-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garland 1-3, Oliver, D 3-2, Jepsen 1-0, Arredondo, J 2-1, Shields, S 1-1, Harrison, M 3-3, Wright, J 2-0, Loe 2-2, Madrigal 2-0, Francisco, F 0-0, Littleton 0-0.
Batters faced: Garland 18, Oliver, D 10, Jepsen 6, Arredondo, J 8, Shields, S 5, Harrison, M 19, Wright, J 9, Loe 9, Madrigal 7, Francisco, F 1, Littleton 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Jepsen 2-2, Loe 3-3, Madrigal 1-1, Francisco, F 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:43.
Att: 23,708.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 19, 2008
September 19, 2008

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