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Shy of comeback
Rangers 10, Angels 8
Chone Figgins slides in safely with his first steal of the game. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Lyle Spencer / MLB.com
Entering the ninth trailing by seven, the Angels put up five runs, all after the first two batters were retired, and put the tying run on base before the final batter was retired. Kendry Morales' three-run homer was the big blow of the rally.
BATTING 2B: Young, M (14, Saunders, J), Davis, C (4, Loux, S). 3B: Hamilton (2, Saunders, J). HR: Kinsler 2 (11, 3rd inning off Saunders, J, 1 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Saunders, J, 0 on, 1 out), Jones, An (4,
3rd inning off Saunders, J, 1 on, 1 out), Hamilton (5, 8th inning off Loux, S, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Davis, C 2; Kinsler 8; Andrus; Hamilton 7; Young, M 3; Jones, An 4; Byrd. RBI: Hamilton 3 (17), Jones, An 3 (11), Kinsler 3 (31), Davis, C (21). 2-out RBI: Davis, C; Hamilton 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, An 2; Saltalamacchia 2. SF: Jones, An. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Byrd (2, 2nd base off Saunders, J/Mathis).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Hamilton (Kendrick, H at home). DP: 3 (Andrus-Kinsler-Davis, C 2, Kinsler-Andrus-Davis, C). Pickoffs: Holland, D (Mathis at 1st base).