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Firing for the fences
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Rangers 11, Angels 6
Scott Feldman gave up four runs over six-plus innings on Friday vs. the Angels. (AP)
A hail of early Rangers runs, including back-to-back homers from Josh Hamilton and Hank Blalock in the first inning, chased Joe Saunders in the second. Omar Vizquel also had a banner night, going 4-for-6 and homering as a part of a three home-run fifth inning with Taylor Teagarden and Michael Young.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (61-47)
Won 2
Texas 11, LA Angels 6   LAA
LA Angels (64-43)
Lost 1
August 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
4 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 1   11 15 1
LA Angels
1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1   6 12 1
Standings thru 8/7/09  |  Recap: TEX | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Angels stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Vizquel, 2B 6 2 4 3 0 0 2 .294
Young, M, 3B 6 2 3 2 0 1 5 .328
Byrd, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .280
Jones, An, DH 4 1 0 0 2 1 5 .228
Hamilton, RF 5 1 2 3 1 0 6 .235
Blalock, 1B 5 1 1 2 0 1 3 .244
Murphy, Dv, LF 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .277
Teagarden, C 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 .206
Andrus, SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .258
Totals 42 11 15 11 5 6 28  

BATTING
2B: Teagarden (7, Saunders, J), Murphy, Dv (13, Palmer), Young, M (33, Loux, S).
HR: Hamilton (8, 1st inning off Saunders, J, 2 on, 2 out), Blalock (22, 1st inning off Saunders, J, 0 on, 2 out), Teagarden (3, 5th inning off Speier, J, 0 on, 0 out), Vizquel (1, 5th inning off Speier, J, 0 on, 1 out), Young, M (19, 5th inning off Speier, J, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Hamilton 5; Andrus; Blalock 4; Young, M 7; Teagarden 6; Vizquel 7; Murphy, Dv 2; Byrd.
RBI: Hamilton 3 (33), Blalock 2 (53), Vizquel 3 (11), Teagarden (17), Young, M 2 (52).
2-out RBI: Hamilton 3; Blalock.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton 4; Byrd 2; Murphy, Dv 3.
SAC: Andrus.
Team RISP: 5-for-16.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hamilton (7, 2nd base off Palmer/Napoli).

FIELDING
E: Teagarden (4, fielding).
DP: 2 (Vizquel-Andrus-Blalock 2).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .303
  Kendrick, H, 2B 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 .271
Izturis, M, 2B-3B 4 2 3 4 1 1 0 .308
Abreu, RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .320
  Quinlan, LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
Guerrero, DH 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 .292
Rivera, J, LF 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .312
  Willits, RF 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .213
Morales, K, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 7 .291
Aybar, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 .313
Napoli, C 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .290
Matthews, CF 4 0 2 0 0 2 2 .248
Totals 37 6 12 6 5 10 22  

BATTING
HR: Izturis, M (6, 7th inning off Jennings, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Quinlan; Napoli; Guerrero 2; Aybar 2; Morales, K; Matthews 2; Izturis, M 6.
RBI: Rivera, J (62), Kendrick, H (38), Izturis, M 4 (45).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aybar 2; Matthews; Morales, K 3.
GIDP: Figgins, Abreu.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Aybar (6, throw).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (W, 11-4) 6.0 8 4 4 3 7 0 4.01
Jennings 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 1 3.65
Feliz (H, 2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.93
O'Day 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.77
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Saunders, J (L, 9-7) 1.2 5 5 5 1 0 2 5.33
Palmer 2.1 3 1 1 3 4 0 4.52
Speier, J 1.0 3 3 3 0 0 3 5.18
Loux, S 4.0 4 2 1 1 2 0 4.82

Feldman pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

WP: Saunders, J, Loux, S.
HBP: Byrd (by Saunders, J), Byrd (by Loux, S).
Pitches-strikes: Feldman 121-72, Jennings 16-11, Feliz 28-19, O'Day 22-12, Saunders, J 48-25, Palmer 50-25, Speier, J 18-11, Loux, S 64-38.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 6-2, Jennings 1-0, Feliz 1-0, O'Day 2-1, Saunders, J 2-1, Palmer 3-0, Speier, J 3-0, Loux, S 10-0.
Batters faced: Feldman 27, Jennings 5, Feliz 4, O'Day 6, Saunders, J 12, Palmer 13, Speier, J 6, Loux, S 19.
Inherited runners-scored: Jennings 3-3, Feliz 2-0, Palmer 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Hohn. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Todd Tichenor.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:30.
Att: 43,624.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
August 7, 2009
August 7, 2009

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