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Figgins' triple wins it
Angels rally for victory
Chone Figgins hit a two-run triple in the eighth, giving the Angels the lead for good in a win over the Rangers. Vladimir Guerrero hit a three-run homer in the fourth just after he got buzzed on an inside pitch by Texas starter Vicente Padilla, who was ejected two batters later when he hit Juan Rivera.
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 Guerrero's three-run homer
 Figgins' two-run triple
Angels 9, Rangers 7
Vladimir Guerrero reacts after getting hit by a pitch from Vicente Padilla. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Texas falls in opener
The Rangers got home runs from Matt Stairs, Hank Blalock, Michael Young and Rod Barajas, but it wasn't enough as the Angels took a heated first game of a two-game series. Barajas' homer to left field in the seventh inning put Texas up 7-6, but the bullpen gave up three runs in the eighth inning.
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 Stairs' three-run homer
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 15, 2006
LAA
LA Angels (62-58)
Won 1
LA Angels 9, Texas 7   TEX
Texas (61-59)
Lost 1
August 15, 2006
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LA Angels
0 0 2 4 0 0 0 3 0   9 11 0
Texas
0 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 0   7 11 0
Standings thru 8/15/06  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Rangers Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B4212120.264
Izturis, SS5122000.304
Guerrero, RF4223000.316
Anderson, DH4111102.272
Rivera, LF4010013.304
Kendrick, 1B5011001.331
  Quinlan, 1B0000000.326
Kennedy, 2B4000002.261
Molina, C3010000.263
  a-Pride, PH1110000.333
  Napoli, C0000000.230
Willits, CF3210101.235
Totals379119339 

a-Singled for Molina in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Molina (15, Padilla), Kendrick (13, Padilla), Willits (1, Littleton).
3B: Figgins (5, Littleton).
HR: Guerrero (27, 4th inning off Padilla, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Figgins 3; Izturis 2; Guerrero 5; Anderson; Rivera; Kendrick 2; Molina 2; Pride; Willits 2.
RBI: Anderson (64), Kendrick (15), Izturis 2 (27), Guerrero 3 (92), Figgins 2 (42).
2-out RBI: Anderson; Kendrick.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivera; Willits; Kennedy 2.
GIDP: Rivera.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Guerrero (14, 2nd base off Padilla/Barajas).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Molina (Matthews at 1st base).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4000110.318
Young, M, SS5131010.309
Lee, LF4000012.294
Teixeira, 1B4010000.287
Blalock, 3B4221001.290
DeRosa, RF3210101.331
Stairs, DH4123011.265
  1-Hairston, PR-DH0000000.211
Kinsler, 2B4011012.302
Barajas, C4111011.257
Totals367117268 


1-Ran for Stairs in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Blalock (21, Santana), DeRosa (33, Santana), Kinsler (18, Santana), Young, M (42, Carrasco).
HR: Stairs (9, 2nd inning off Santana, 2 on, 1 out), Blalock (14, 4th inning off Santana, 0 on, 1 out), Young, M (12, 5th inning off Santana, 0 on, 1 out), Barajas (11, 7th inning off Carrasco, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, M 7; Teixeira; Blalock 6; DeRosa 2; Stairs 5; Kinsler 2; Barajas 4.
RBI: Stairs 3 (39), Blalock (74), Kinsler (37), Young, M (80), Barajas (34).
2-out RBI: Kinsler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas; Lee; Kinsler.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Matthews (4, 2nd base by Santana/Molina), Young, M (3, 2nd base by Santana/Molina).
PO: Matthews (1st base by Molina).

FIELDING
DP: (Kinsler-Young, M-Teixeira).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana 5.07662334.36
Romero 1.00000007.09
Carrasco (W, 3-3)1.02110114.38
Shields (H, 22)1.02000102.80
Rodriguez (S, 31)1.00000102.20
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla 3.28662314.39
Rupe 2.10001005.73
Littleton (L, 2-1)2.03330001.74
Mahay 1.00000003.65

Rupe pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Balk: Padilla.
HBP: Guerrero (by Padilla), Rivera (by Padilla).
Pitches-strikes: Santana 101-66, Romero 6-4, Carrasco 16-11, Shields 19-11, Rodriguez 14-8, Padilla 81-52, Rupe 31-18, Littleton 24-14, Mahay 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 1-9, Romero 2-1, Carrasco 0-2, Shields 1-1, Rodriguez 2-0, Padilla 6-2, Rupe 7-0, Littleton 5-1, Mahay 2-1.
Batters faced: Santana 22, Romero 3, Carrasco 5, Shields 5, Rodriguez 3, Padilla 23, Rupe 8, Littleton 8, Mahay 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rupe 1-0, Littleton 1-0.
EjectionsTexas Rangers Manager Buck Showalter ejected by HP umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. (4th); Texas Rangers pitcher Vicente Padilla ejected by HP umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. (4th).
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Randy Marsh. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 101 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 2:55.
Att: 26,567.

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