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Angels lock in ALDS
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Angels 5, Rangers 2
Mike Napoli drives in a pair with a fourth-inning single on Tuesday. (Chris Carlson/AP)
In an ironic twist, the Angels secured a postseason berth for their annual October nemesis, the Red Sox, who, despite falling to the Blue Jays earlier in the evening, were given a ticket to the ALDS when the Halos took down the Rangers.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (85-72)
Lost 3
LA Angels 5, Texas 2   LAA
LA Angels (93-64)
Won 3
September 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   2 5 0
LA Angels
1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 X   5 10 0
Standings thru 9/29/09  |  Recap: TEX | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Angels stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .309
Young, M, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 .325
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .275
Byrd, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
  Gentry, CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125
  a-German, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317
Blalock, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .236
Kinsler, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .253
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261
Rodriguez, I, C 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 .251
Andrus, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .268
Totals 32 2 5 2 0 7 7  

a-Grounded out for Gentry in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (30, O'Sullivan).
HR: Murphy, Dv (17, 4th inning off O'Sullivan, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, M 2; Murphy, Dv 5; Kinsler 2.
RBI: Murphy, Dv (56), Rodriguez, I (47).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 .298
  Evans, RF-LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Willits, LF-CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 6 .205
Abreu, RF 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 .297
  Sandoval, F, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Guerrero, DH 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .296
  a-Napoli, PH-DH 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 .270
Matthews, CF 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 .250
  Pettit, RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
Kendrick, H, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .298
Quinlan, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .236
Wood, Br, SS 3 1 1 0 1 2 1 .172
Mathis, C 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 .213
  Wilson, Bo, C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
Totals 34 5 10 5 4 8 20  

a-Singled for Guerrero in the 4th.

BATTING
2B: Wood, Br (1, Feldman), Kendrick, H (21, Strop), Wilson, Bo (1, Eyre).
HR: Abreu (15, 1st inning off Feldman, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Abreu 5; Guerrero; Napoli; Matthews; Pettit; Kendrick, H 2; Wood, Br 2; Mathis; Wilson, Bo 2.
RBI: Abreu (102), Mathis (28), Napoli 2 (54), Kendrick, H (61).
2-out RBI: Abreu; Mathis; Napoli 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Willits 2; Quinlan; Matthews; Wood, Br; Sandoval, F.
Team RISP: 3-for-15.
Team LOB: 10.

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (L, 17-7) 3.2 7 4 4 3 3 1 4.02
Moscoso 2.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.21
Strop 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 7.71
Eyre 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
O'Sullivan (W, 4-2) 5.0 3 2 2 0 3 1 6.16
Rodriguez, R (H, 1) 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5.83
Arredondo (H, 15) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.86
Fuentes (S, 46) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.05

HBP: Matthews (by Feldman).
Pitches-strikes: Feldman 88-49, Moscoso 35-24, Strop 21-14, Eyre 14-7, O'Sullivan 65-48, Rodriguez, R 24-16, Arredondo 13-7, Fuentes 10-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 4-3, Moscoso 1-4, Strop 1-0, Eyre 0-1, O'Sullivan 7-5, Rodriguez, R 3-0, Arredondo 0-1, Fuentes 2-0.
Batters faced: Feldman 22, Moscoso 8, Strop 5, Eyre 4, O'Sullivan 18, Rodriguez, R 8, Arredondo 3, Fuentes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Moscoso 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:42.
Att: 38,600.
September 29, 2009

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