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Wild hopes alive
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Angels 11, Rangers 0
Shortstop Elvis Andrus prepares to tag out Juan Rivera in the first inning. (AP)
Tommy Hunter allowed six earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings as the Rangers' chase in the AL West officially ended. But a home loss by the Red Sox keeps the Rangers alive in the Wild Card chase. Michael Young had two of the Rangers' seven hits in his return to the starting lineup.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (85-71)
Lost 2
LA Angels 11, Texas 0   LAA
LA Angels (92-64)
Won 2
September 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 7 3
LA Angels
3 1 3 1 0 3 0 0 X   11 12 0
Standings thru 9/28/09  |  Recap: TEX | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Angels stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .318
Young, M, 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .324
  German, E, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .325
Murphy, Dv, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .273
Byrd, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .281
Blalock, DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .238
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .252
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .227
Rodriguez, I, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253
  Teagarden, C 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .214
Andrus, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .270
Totals 31 0 7 0 1 2 16  

BATTING
2B: Young, M (36, Santana, E).
TB: Kinsler 2; Andrus; Borbon; Teagarden; Young, M 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd 3; Murphy, Dv.
GIDP: Borbon, Davis, C, Kinsler.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (11, fielding), Murphy, Dv (2, fielding), Byrd (3, fielding).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 .298
Abreu, RF 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 .295
Hunter, To, CF 5 1 1 1 0 1 4 .297
Guerrero, DH 4 2 2 2 0 0 1 .295
  a-Matthews, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .248
Morales, K, 1B 3 2 1 3 1 0 1 .303
Rivera, J, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .285
Izturis, M, 2B 4 2 3 2 0 1 0 .297
Napoli, C 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 .268
Aybar, SS 3 1 1 2 0 0 2 .303
Totals 36 11 12 11 3 8 17  

a-Struck out for Guerrero in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Guerrero (15, Hunter, T), Abreu (29, Mathis).
3B: Abreu (3, Nippert).
HR: Morales, K (33, 1st inning off Hunter, T, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Napoli; Hunter, To; Morales, K 4; Guerrero 3; Abreu 6; Izturis, M 3; Aybar.
RBI: Guerrero 2 (50), Morales, K 3 (105), Aybar 2 (58), Izturis, M 2 (65), Abreu (101), Hunter, To (87).
2-out RBI: Guerrero; Morales, K 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hunter, To; Rivera, J.
SF: Aybar.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Izturis, M (13, 3rd base off Nippert/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
PB: Napoli (5).
DP: 3 (Morales, K-Aybar-Morales, K 2, Aybar-Izturis, M-Morales, K).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T (L, 9-5) 2.1 7 7 6 2 1 1 4.10
Nippert 2.2 1 1 1 1 2 0 4.01
Mathis 1.0 3 3 2 0 1 0 3.16
Grilli 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.48
Strop 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7.50
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, E (W, 8-8) 9.0 7 0 0 1 2 0 5.10

WP: Hunter, T.
HBP: Borbon (by Santana, E).
Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 62-35, Nippert 39-22, Mathis 30-19, Grilli 17-12, Strop 13-9, Santana, E 112-71.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 2-2, Nippert 4-2, Mathis 1-2, Grilli 0-1, Strop 0-0, Santana, E 10-7.
Batters faced: Hunter, T 16, Nippert 10, Mathis 7, Grilli 4, Strop 3, Santana, E 33.
Inherited runners-scored: Nippert 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:36.
Att: 40,484.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
September 28, 2009
September 28, 2009

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