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No. 1 for Kazmir
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Angels 2, Rangers 0
Vladimir Guerrero rounds the bases after his third-inning home run. (Mike Fuentes/AP)
The Angels extended their AL West lead over the Rangers behind lefty Scott Kazmir, who picked up his first win since joining the Halos in an August trade by tossing six shutout frames. Vladimir Guerrero went long, his 15th.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (88-59)
Won 2
LA Angels 2, Texas 0   TEX
Texas (80-66)
Lost 5
September 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 1
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 8 1
Standings thru 9/18/09  |  Recap: LAA | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Rangers stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 .298
Izturis, M, 2B 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 .294
Abreu, RF 4 0 0 0 1 2 4 .297
Guerrero, DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .297
Hunter, To, CF 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 .309
Morales, K, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .301
Rivera, J, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .290
Aybar, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .306
Napoli, C 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .266
Totals 33 2 6 2 5 9 17  

BATTING
HR: Guerrero (15, 3rd inning off Hunter, T, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Guerrero 5; Hunter, To; Morales, K; Rivera, J 2.
RBI: Hunter, To (84), Guerrero (45).
2-out RBI: Hunter, To.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morales, K; Abreu 2; Napoli.
SAC: Aybar.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Abreu (8, 2nd base by Hunter, T/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
E: Hunter, To (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Figgins-Morales, K, Izturis, M-Morales, K).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .252
Andrus, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .270
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .270
  Teagarden, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209
Jones, An, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .214
Byrd, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .283
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .263
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 .216
Rodriguez, I, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .253
  a-Borbon, PH-LF 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .313
German, E, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .342
  b-Blalock, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236
  Vizquel, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
Totals 33 0 8 0 2 7 17  

a-Singled for Rodriguez, I in the 8th. b-Lined out for German, E in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Davis, C 2; Kinsler; German, E; Borbon; Rodriguez, I; Byrd; Murphy, Dv.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Jones, An 2.
GIDP: Rodriguez, I, Andrus.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: German, E (5, fielding).

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (W, 9-8) 6.0 6 0 0 0 5 0 5.08
Bulger (H, 9) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.36
Jepsen (H, 16) 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4.35
Fuentes (S, 43) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.26
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T (L, 8-4) 5.0 5 2 2 4 5 1 3.25
Feliz 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.35
Wilson, C 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.06
Francisco, F 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.43

WP: Hunter, T.
IBB: Murphy, Dv (by Jepsen).
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 104-77, Bulger 9-7, Jepsen 19-10, Fuentes 24-13, Hunter, T 97-58, Feliz 32-16, Wilson, C 11-7, Francisco, F 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kazmir 3-6, Bulger 1-1, Jepsen 1-1, Fuentes 1-0, Hunter, T 5-4, Feliz 2-1, Wilson, C 2-0, Francisco, F 2-0.
Batters faced: Kazmir 22, Bulger 3, Jepsen 6, Fuentes 4, Hunter, T 25, Feliz 8, Wilson, C 3, Francisco, F 3.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 34,240.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 18, 2009
September 18, 2009

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