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Lack-ing it
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Rangers 12, Angels 1
John Lackey's 2 2/3 innings Friday comprised his shortest career outing. (Chris Pizzello/AP)
John Lackey was not at his finest, as he was tagged for 10 runs and 12 hits over 2 2/3 innings to send the Angels to a defeat at the hands of the Rangers. The pounding couldn't spoil the big news of the night, however, as a Rays loss Friday sealed home-field advantage throughout the playoffs for the Halos.
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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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