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Long day for pitchers
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Rangers 11, Angels 6
Joe Saunders gave up a home run to Hank Blalock in the first inning. (AP)
It was one of those nights for Angels pitching. Starter Joe Saunders was chased in the second inning after having given up back-to-back homers in the first. Reliever Justin Speier gave up three dingers, two back-to-back, in the fifth. Maicer Izturis led a seventh-inning rally with a three-run homer.
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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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