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Offensive onslaught
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Rangers 12, Angels 1
Michael Young slides around Angels catcher Mike Napoli to score Friday. (Chris Pizzello/AP)
There wasn't one bat in the Rangers' starting lineup that was stifled to open their final series of the regular season, as Texas pounded Los Angeles to nab an easy victory. Chris Davis collected four hits, Josh Hamilton did his part with three hits and two RBIs and Hank Blalock extended his home run streak to five games.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (78-82)
Won 3
Texas 12, LA Angels 1   LAA
LA Angels (99-61)
Lost 1
September 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   12 19 2
LA Angels
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
Standings thru 9/26/08  |  Recap: TEX | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Angels stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 6 1 2 2 0 1 4 .274
Young, M, SS 4 2 2 2 1 0 2 .286
  Vazquez, SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .291
Hamilton, CF 4 2 3 2 0 0 2 .307
  Duran, G, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230
Bradley, DH 4 0 1 0 1 1 3 .324
Byrd, LF 4 0 1 2 0 0 3 .295
  Boggs, LF-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
Blalock, 1B 5 2 2 1 0 2 1 .292
  Metcalf, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232
Cruz, N, RF 4 2 3 1 1 0 0 .336
Laird, C 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .278
Davis, C, 3B-1B 5 2 4 1 0 0 2 .284
Totals 42 12 19 11 4 5 22  

BATTING
2B: Young, M 2 (36, Lackey, Lackey), Arias (7, Lackey), Blalock (18, Loux), Davis, C (22, Loux), Cruz, N (8, Bulger).
3B: Bradley (1, Loux).
HR: Blalock (12, 2nd inning off Lackey, 0 on, 0 out), Hamilton (32, 3rd inning off Lackey, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Arias 3; Young, M 4; Hamilton 6; Bradley 3; Byrd; Blalock 6; Cruz, N 4; Laird; Davis, C 5.
RBI: Hamilton 2 (128), Blalock (37), Davis, C (54), Arias 2 (8), Young, M 2 (81), Byrd 2 (53), Cruz, N (24).
2-out RBI: Hamilton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird; Byrd; Young, M; Vazquez.
GIDP: Young, M; Bradley; Hamilton.
Team RISP: 7-for-18.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Davis, C (4, throw), Padilla (4, missed catch).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .275
  Quinlan, 1B 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .261
Anderson, G, LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .294
  Brown, M, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .056
Teixeira, 1B 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .309
  Wilson, Bo, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .250
Guerrero, DH 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 .304
  1-Sandoval, F, PR-DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Hunter, To, CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .280
  Rodriguez, S, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .199
Kendrick, H, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .308
  Willits, CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .200
Rivera, J, RF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .241
Napoli, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .263
  Morales, K, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .224
Aybar, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
  Wood, Br, SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .199
Totals 34 1 5 1 5 10 20  


1-Ran for Guerrero in the 3rd.

BATTING
TB: Quinlan; Anderson, G; Guerrero; Willits; Rivera, J.
RBI: Guerrero (91).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kendrick, H; Hunter, To; Morales, K; Wilson, Bo 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: 4 (Aybar-Kendrick, H-Teixeira, Rodriguez, S-Wood, Br-Quinlan 2, Kendrick, H-Aybar-Teixeira-Figgins).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Padilla (W, 14-8) 6.0 4 1 1 2 8 0 4.74
Littleton 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6.00
White 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 20.25
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lackey (L, 12-5) 2.2 12 10 10 2 1 2 3.75
Loux 3.1 5 2 2 0 0 0 2.81
Bulger 3.0 2 0 0 2 4 0 7.31

WP: Lackey.
HBP: Hamilton (by Lackey).
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 92-61, Littleton 26-20, White 25-13, Lackey 73-47, Loux 48-30, Bulger 48-27.
Groundouts-flyouts: Padilla 6-4, Littleton 2-2, White 0-1, Lackey 4-1, Loux 4-5, Bulger 3-1.
Batters faced: Padilla 26, Littleton 7, White 6, Lackey 21, Loux 14, Bulger 12.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 43,758.
September 26, 2008

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