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Andruw homers thrice
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Rangers 8, Angels 1
Vicente Padilla was removed in the seventh after a comebacker hit his hand. (AP)
Andruw Jones went deep in each of his first three at-bats, and Taylor Teagarden and Marlon Byrd added homers of their own as the Rangers powered to a series win and claimed sole possession of first in the American League West. Vicente Padilla allowed one run in six-plus innings.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (47-36)
Won 2
Texas 8, LA Angels 1   LAA
LA Angels (46-37)
Lost 2
July 8, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
2 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0   8 12 0
LA Angels
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 8 0
Standings thru 7/8/09  |  Recap: TEX | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Angels stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Vizquel, 2B 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .295
Young, M, 3B 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 .314
Hamilton, RF 5 1 0 0 0 2 3 .254
Jones, An, DH 5 3 3 4 0 1 2 .250
Blalock, 1B 3 1 2 0 2 1 0 .254
Byrd, CF 5 1 1 2 0 1 3 .287
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .280
Teagarden, C 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .233
Andrus, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .262
Totals 38 8 12 7 4 9 15  

BATTING
2B: Vizquel (5, Santana, E), Young, M (27, Thompson).
HR: Jones, An 3 (14, 1st inning off Santana, E, 1 on, 2 out; 3rd inning off Santana, E, 0 on, 2 out; 5th inning off Thompson, 0 on, 2 out), Teagarden (1, 4th inning off Santana, E, 0 on, 1 out), Byrd (8, 5th inning off Thompson, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Jones, An 12; Blalock 2; Young, M 3; Teagarden 4; Vizquel 2; Murphy, Dv 2; Byrd 4.
RBI: Jones, An 4 (34), Teagarden (12), Byrd 2 (44).
2-out RBI: Jones, An 4; Byrd 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, An 2; Andrus.
GIDP: Teagarden.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Vizquel-Andrus-Blalock 2).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .310
  Quinlan, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213
Izturis, M, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .302
Abreu, RF 4 0 2 1 0 2 1 .304
  Willits, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Rivera, J, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .313
Morales, K, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .283
Matthews, CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .223
Kendrick, H, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .228
Mathis, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .198
Aybar, SS 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 .282
Totals 33 1 8 1 2 8 17  

BATTING
2B: Izturis, M (11, Padilla).
TB: Figgins; Kendrick, H; Aybar 2; Morales, K; Abreu 2; Izturis, M 2.
RBI: Abreu (52).
2-out RBI: Abreu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivera, J; Izturis, M.
GIDP: Rivera, J, Kendrick, H.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

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

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Padilla (W, 7-4) 6.0 8 1 1 1 4 0 4.53
Grilli 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.40
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.38
O'Day 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.21
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, E (L, 1-5) 4.0 7 5 5 1 4 3 7.81
Thompson 1.1 4 3 3 2 2 2 5.40
Jepsen 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 9.00
Palmer 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4.86
Bulger 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.10

Padilla pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Santana, E 2, Palmer.
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 100-67, Grilli 17-9, Guardado 10-6, O'Day 14-9, Santana, E 79-50, Thompson 35-19, Jepsen 10-6, Palmer 32-16, Bulger 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Padilla 3-7, Grilli 1-0, Guardado 0-1, O'Day 0-1, Santana, E 5-2, Thompson 2-0, Jepsen 0-0, Palmer 3-3, Bulger 1-0.
Batters faced: Padilla 25, Grilli 4, Guardado 3, O'Day 3, Santana, E 19, Thompson 10, Jepsen 2, Palmer 8, Bulger 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Grilli 1-0, Jepsen 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 37,364.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
July 8, 2009
July 8, 2009

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