Scott Feldman struck out four on Saturday evening against just one walk. (AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
The Rangers entered Saturday having scored just one run in their past five games, and while a three-run showing isn't jaw-dropping, it was enough to help them pull within 6 1/2 games in the AL West. Frank Francisco held off the Angels, despite a bases-loaded jam in the ninth.
BATTING HR: Napoli (18, 5th inning off Feldman, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Napoli 4; Hunter, To 2; Kendrick,
H; Guerrero; Rivera, J; Izturis. RBI: Hunter, To (85), Napoli (51). 2-out RBI: Hunter, To; Napoli. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Morales, K. GIDP: Napoli, Kendrick, H. Team RISP: 1-for-3. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Hunter, To (17, 3rd base off Francisco, F/Rodriguez, I), Willits (5,
2nd base off Francisco, F/Rodriguez, I).
FIELDING DP: (Figgins-Kendrick, H-Morales, K). Pickoffs:
Oliver, D (Borbon at 1st base).
BATTING 2B: Davis, C (13, Weaver). HR: Blalock (24, 6th inning off Weaver, 0 on, 1 out). TB:
Andrus 2; Davis, C 2; Kinsler; Blalock 4; Borbon; Rodriguez, I. RBI: Davis, C (50), Andrus (34), Blalock (59). 2-out
RBI: Andrus. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Andrus; Cruz, N 2; Murphy, Dv. SAC: Borbon. GIDP:
Byrd. Team RISP: 2-for-7. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING SB: Cruz, N (20, 2nd base
off Weaver/Napoli), Kinsler (29, 2nd base off Weaver/Napoli), Andrus (27, 2nd base off Weaver/Napoli). PO: Borbon
(1st base by Oliver, D).
Game Scores: Weaver 52, Feldman 61. IBB: Rivera, J (by Francisco, F). Pitches-strikes: Weaver
101-60, Oliver, D 21-17, Feldman 92-59, O'Day 4-2, Wilson, C 15-9, Francisco, F 21-9. Groundouts-flyouts: Weaver
6-4, Oliver, D 2-0, Feldman 9-2, O'Day 1-0, Wilson, C 2-0, Francisco, F 2-1. Batters faced: Weaver 25, Oliver,
D 6, Feldman 24, O'Day 2, Wilson, C 4, Francisco, F 5. Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Ron Kulpa.
3B: Dale Scott. Weather: 83 degrees, clear. Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF. T: 2:31. Att:
46,596. Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington. September 19, 2009 September 19, 2009
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