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Rangers thump Angels
Figgins hits for cycle
Chone Figgins' ninth-inning triple was a bright spot for the Angels on a night in which they lost a step in their race for the postseason. Figgins is just the sixth player in franchise history to manage the batting feat.
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 Figgins hits for cycle
Rangers 12, Angels 6
With his 3-for-4 night, Michael Young reached 200 hits for his fourth straight season. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers bats break out
The Rangers notched four first-inning runs and never looked back in rolling past the Angels. Mark Teixeira had four RBIs and two runs scored, and Michael Young notched his 200th hit for the fourth consecutive season.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 16, 2006
LAA
LA Angels (80-69)
Lost 1
Texas 12, LA Angels 6   TEX
Texas (75-74)
Won 1
September 16, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 2   6 14 5
Texas
4 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 X   12 18 0
Standings thru 9/16/06  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Rangers Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Izturis, 3B4012001.293
Cabrera, SS4010001.279
  Aybar, SS1010000.308
Guerrero, RF4020001.330
  Morales, 1B1000001.235
Anderson, DH4010004.279
Rivera, LF4120011.299
  Pride, RF0000000.273
Kennedy, 2B3000012.269
  a-Salmon, PH1010000.263
  Murphy, LF0000000.246
Kendrick, 1B-2B4000012.276
Napoli, C3111000.223
  Mathis, C0100100.122
Figgins, CF4343000.259
Totals3761461313 

a-Singled for Kennedy in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cabrera (42, Eaton), Napoli (13, Eaton), Figgins (21, Eaton).
3B: Figgins (8, Masset).
HR: Figgins (7, 5th inning off Eaton, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Izturis; Cabrera 2; Aybar; Guerrero 2; Anderson; Rivera 2; Salmon; Napoli 2; Figgins 10.
RBI: Napoli (39), Figgins 3 (56), Izturis 2 (37).
2-out RBI: Napoli; Figgins.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson 2.
SF: Izturis.
GIDP: Kendrick; Morales.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Figgins (16, fielding), Izturis (11, fielding), Cabrera (15, fielding), Napoli (8, throw), Mathis (3, catcher interference).
DP: 2 (Romero-Cabrera-Kendrick, Izturis-Kennedy-Kendrick).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF3221100.313
  b-Arias, PH-SS10100001.000
Young, M, SS4431101.313
  c-Hairston, PH-CF1000002.202
Teixeira, 1B4244000.275
Lee, LF5122003.302
Blalock, DH5021002.271
DeRosa, 3B4011113.309
Young, E, 2B3000101.204
Laird, C4110025.318
  a-Ojeda, PH-C0000000.240
Cruz, RF5220014.207
Totals391218104421 

a-Batted for Laird in the 8th. b-Singled for Matthews in the 8th. c-Grounded into a forceout for Young, M in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (33, Lackey), Teixeira (42, Lackey), Laird (20, Bootcheck).
3B: Young, M (3, Jones).
TB: Matthews 2; Arias; Young, M 5; Teixeira 5; Lee 3; Blalock 2; DeRosa; Laird 2; Cruz 2.
RBI: Teixeira 4 (95), Lee 2 (107), Blalock (84), DeRosa (72), Matthews (75), Young, M (94).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz 2; Blalock; Laird 2; Hairston.
S: Young, E.
SF: Matthews; Teixeira.
GIDP: Young, E; Lee.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cruz (1, 2nd base off Jones/Napoli).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Eaton-Teixeira, Young, E-Young, M-Teixeira, Young, E-Arias-Teixeira).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lackey (L, 11-11)4.010662403.73
Jones 1.02220003.60
Romero 1.00001006.80
Bootcheck 0.044410015.63
Moseley 2.02000005.14
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Eaton (W, 6-4)6.211440214.77
Wilson (H, 7)1.11000103.60
Masset 1.02221006.75

Bootcheck pitched to 5 batters in the 7th.

WP: Bootcheck.
Pitches-strikes: Lackey 92-58, Jones 17-10, Romero 15-8, Bootcheck 14-7, Moseley 27-18, Eaton 87-59, Wilson 13-9, Masset 25-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lackey 5-3, Jones 0-3, Romero 3-0, Bootcheck 0-0, Moseley 4-2, Eaton 9-9, Wilson 3-0, Masset 2-1.
Batters faced: Lackey 26, Jones 5, Romero 3, Bootcheck 5, Moseley 8, Eaton 30, Wilson 4, Masset 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Moseley 2-1, Wilson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 95 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 40,177.

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