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Rally knots up West
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Rangers 8, Angels 5
Dustin Nippert allowed three runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. (Lori Shepler/AP)
Held scoreless two outs into the fifth, the Rangers finally came to life. Andruw Jones put Texas on the board and tied the game with a three-run shot, sparking a six-run frame that booted Angels ace John Lackey from the game and propelled the visiting team back into a tie atop the AL West.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 07/06: LAA 9, TEX 4
  • Tue. 07/07: TEX 8, LAA 5
  • Wed. 07/08: @ LAA, 9:05 PM CT
TEX
Texas (46-36)
Won 1
Texas 8, LA Angels 5   LAA
LA Angels (46-36)
Lost 1
July 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 0   8 14 1
LA Angels
0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1   5 11 0
Standings thru 7/7/09  |  Recap: TEX | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Angels stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 0 1 1 0 2 0 .252
Young, M, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .313
Hamilton, CF 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 .263
Jones, An, DH 5 1 1 3 0 2 4 .239
Blalock, 1B 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 .249
Byrd, RF 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 .288
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 .274
Saltalamacchia, C 4 1 2 2 1 2 1 .250
Andrus, SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 .267
Totals 40 8 14 7 4 7 17  

BATTING
2B: Byrd (27, Lackey), Blalock (13, Lackey), Kinsler (18, Palmer).
HR: Jones, An (11, 5th inning off Lackey, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Hamilton 3; Andrus; Kinsler 2; Jones, An 4; Blalock 4; Saltalamacchia 2; Young, M; Byrd 3.
RBI: Jones, An 3 (30), Saltalamacchia 2 (29), Kinsler (54), Young, M (34).
2-out RBI: Jones, An 3; Saltalamacchia 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Andrus 2; Blalock 2.
SF: Young, M.
GIDP: Murphy, Dv.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (17, 3rd base off Oliver, D/Napoli), Hamilton (4, 2nd base off Oliver, D/Napoli).

FIELDING
E: Saltalamacchia (6, fielding).
DP: (Andrus-Kinsler-Blalock).
Pickoffs: Nippert (Figgins at 1st base).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 4 0 1 2 1 1 1 .310
Abreu, LF 4 0 1 0 1 1 4 .301
Hunter, To, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .305
Guerrero, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .290
  Matthews, RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .228
Rivera, J, DH 5 2 3 2 0 1 0 .317
Morales, K, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .283
Izturis, M, 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 .303
Napoli, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 .284
Aybar, SS 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 .277
Totals 37 5 11 5 4 6 17  

BATTING
2B: Izturis, M (10, Nippert).
HR: Rivera, J 2 (16, 4th inning off Nippert, 0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Francisco, F, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Figgins; Guerrero; Aybar 2; Hunter, To; Morales, K; Abreu; Rivera, J 9; Izturis, M 2.
RBI: Figgins 2 (27), Rivera, J 2 (52), Aybar (23).
2-out RBI: Aybar; Figgins; Rivera, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guerrero; Napoli 3; Abreu 2.
GIDP: Hunter, To.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Abreu (18, 2nd base off Nippert/Saltalamacchia), Morales, K (1, 2nd base off Nippert/Saltalamacchia), Aybar (6, 2nd base off Nippert/Saltalamacchia).
PO: Figgins (1st base by Nippert).

FIELDING
DP: (Morales, K-Aybar-Morales, K).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nippert 3.2 7 3 3 1 2 1 7.36
Holland, D (W, 3-5) 2.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5.97
Jennings (H, 8) 0.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3.35
O'Day (H, 10) 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.26
Wilson, C (H, 8) 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.45
Francisco, F 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.36
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lackey (L, 3-4) 4.2 9 6 6 2 6 1 5.18
Bulger 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.21
Palmer 1.2 3 2 2 2 0 0 5.00
Oliver, D 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70
Thompson 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.11

WP: Lackey 2.
IBB: Hamilton (by Palmer).
HBP: Napoli (by Jennings).
Pitches-strikes: Nippert 72-46, Holland, D 19-17, Jennings 23-10, O'Day 8-6, Wilson, C 22-11, Francisco, F 13-10, Lackey 107-71, Bulger 10-6, Palmer 32-18, Oliver, D 2-1, Thompson 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nippert 4-1, Holland, D 3-1, Jennings 0-0, O'Day 1-0, Wilson, C 4-1, Francisco, F 1-0, Lackey 5-4, Bulger 2-1, Palmer 2-2, Oliver, D 0-0, Thompson 1-0.
Batters faced: Nippert 18, Holland, D 7, Jennings 4, O'Day 3, Wilson, C 6, Francisco, F 4, Lackey 26, Bulger 4, Palmer 10, Oliver, D 1, Thompson 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Holland, D 1-0, Jennings 1-1, Wilson, C 2-0, Bulger 1-0, Oliver, D 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 72 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:25.
Att: 42,088.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
July 7, 2009
July 7, 2009

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