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Lackey's debut brief
Rangers 5, Angels 3
Shane Loux went 3 1/3 innings in relief of John Lackey, who was ejected. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Lyle Spencer / MLB.com
John Lackey's 2009 debut lasted just two pitches, as the right-hander was ejected in the first inning after plunking the Rangers' Ian Kinsler in the ribs. Reliever Shane Loux stepped in, but he couldn't stem the Texas tide, surrendering four runs.
BATTING 2B: Cruz, N (7, Bulger). TB: Saltalamacchia 2; Andrus; Hamilton; Cruz, N 2; Young, M 2; Byrd. RBI: Hamilton 2 (19), Saltalamacchia 2 (16), Young, M (17). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Cruz, N; Blalock; Young, M; Andrus. SAC: Andrus. SF: Hamilton 2. GIDP: Cruz, N. Team RISP: 2-for-15. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Kinsler (9, 2nd base off Loux, S/Napoli), Andrus (4, 2nd base off Loux, S/Napoli).
Game Scores: Lackey , Padilla . WP: Loux, S 2, Padilla. HBP: Kinsler (by Lackey). Pitches-strikes: Lackey 2-0, Loux, S 58-32, Oliver, D 26-13, Speier, J 25-16, Bulger 10-6, Padilla 115-71, Wilson,
C 11-6. Groundouts-flyouts: Lackey 0-0, Loux, S 3-6, Oliver, D 1-2, Speier, J 2-1, Bulger 0-2, Padilla 6-10, Wilson, C 2-1. Batters faced: Lackey 1, Loux, S 19, Oliver, D 5, Speier, J 7, Bulger 4, Padilla 34, Wilson, C 3. Inherited runners-scored: Loux, S 1-1, Oliver, D 3-1. Ejections: Los Angeles Angels pitcher John Lackey ejected by HP umpire Bob Davidson (1st) Umpires:
HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Tim Tschida. Weather: 65 degrees, overcast. Wind:
9 mph, Out to RF. T: 2:52 (1:16 delay). Att: 34,284. Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. May
16, 2009 May 16, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner