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Rangers squeak by
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Rangers 3, Angels 2
Scott Feldman struck out four on Saturday evening against just one walk. (AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (88-60)
Lost 1
Texas 3, LA Angels 2   TEX
Texas (81-66)
Won 1
September 19, 2009
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LA Angels
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Texas
0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 X   3 7 1
Standings thru 9/19/09  |  Recap: LAA | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Rangers stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Izturis, M, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .294
Abreu, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .295
Guerrero, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .296
Hunter, To, CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .311
Morales, K, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .298
  1-Willits, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206
Rivera, J, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .291
Kendrick, H, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .297
Napoli, C 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .267
Totals 33 2 7 2 2 5 10  

1-Ran for Morales, K in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Napoli (18, 5th inning off Feldman, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Napoli 4; Hunter, To 2; Kendrick, H; Guerrero; Rivera, J; Izturis, M.
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 LOB: 6.

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).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .314
Andrus, SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .272
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .267
Byrd, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .281
Blalock, 1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .237
Kinsler, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .252
Cruz, N, RF 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 .262
Davis, C, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 .217
Rodriguez, I, C 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .253
Totals 28 3 7 3 2 6 9  

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).

FIELDING
E: Blalock (6, fielding).
DP: 2 (Davis, C-Kinsler-Blalock, Andrus-Blalock).

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Weaver (L, 15-7) 6.0 5 3 3 2 4 1 3.87
Oliver, D 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.59
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (W, 17-5) 6.2 4 2 2 1 4 1 3.62
O'Day (H, 18) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.68
Wilson, C (H, 17) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.01
Francisco, F (S, 23) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.35

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: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 19, 2009
September 19, 2009

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