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Tex's Rangers flex early
Tejeda thrives with cushion
Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer in the first inning to give Robinson Tejeda all the breathing room he would need. The right-hander tossed 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run on 10 hits, striking out three.
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 Teixeira's two-run shot
 Barajas' RBI single
Rangers 5, Angels 2
Mark Teixeira awaits a high five after slamming a two-run homer in the first inning. (Chris Carlson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Angels playoff chase ends
Kelvim Escobar was tagged for five runs over 1 2/3 innings, and the Angels' offense struggled as they were officially eliminated from the playoff contention on Tuesday.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 26, 2006
TEX
Texas (79-79)
Won 1
Texas 5, LA Angels 2   LAA
LA Angels (85-72)
Lost 1
September 26, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 11 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0   2 11 0
Standings thru 9/26/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Angels Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4000002.315
Young, M, SS4121000.314
Teixeira, 1B4122001.277
Lee, LF4010001.302
  Hairston, LF0000000.202
Blalock, DH4010001.268
DeRosa, 3B4110022.301
Kinsler, 2B4110002.284
Barajas, C3111110.259
Cruz, RF4021001.217
Totals3551151310 

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (27, Escobar).
HR: Teixeira (30, 1st inning off Escobar, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, M 2; Teixeira 5; Lee; Blalock; DeRosa; Kinsler 2; Barajas; Cruz 2.
RBI: Teixeira 2 (104), Barajas (41), Cruz (20), Young, M (101).
2-out RBI: Young, M.
GIDP: Kinsler; Matthews.
Team LOB: 4.

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Izturis, 3B5020000.288
Cabrera, SS5000023.280
Guerrero, DH4020003.328
Anderson, LF4011002.279
Rivera, RF4121002.311
Kennedy, 2B3010000.269
  b-Quinlan, PH0000000.318
  c-Aybar, PH-2B1000000.250
Kendrick, 1B4010012.281
Molina, C2000003.240
  a-Morales, PH1010000.242
  Napoli, C0000000.221
  d-Pride, PH1000000.250
  Mathis, C0000000.119
Figgins, CF4110021.264
Totals3821120516 

a-Singled for Molina in the 6th. b-Batted for Kennedy in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Quinlan in the 8th. d-Grounded out for Napoli in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Rivera (23, 8th inning off Mahay, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Izturis 2; Guerrero 2; Anderson; Rivera 5; Kennedy; Kendrick; Morales; Figgins.
RBI: Anderson (82), Rivera (84).
2-out RBI: Anderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina; Rivera.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Carrasco-Cabrera-Kendrick, Kendrick-Cabrera-Kendrick).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tejeda (W, 5-4)6.210110304.19
Mahay 0.11110014.02
Littleton (S, 1)2.00000201.54
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Escobar (L, 11-14)1.27550013.61
Carrasco 5.13000303.51
Shields 1.01000002.87
Rodriguez 1.00001001.80

Mahay pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Tejeda 102-70, Mahay 8-4, Littleton 21-16, Escobar 35-21, Carrasco 56-38, Shields 18-9, Rodriguez 14-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Tejeda 8-9, Mahay 0-1, Littleton 3-1, Escobar 2-2, Carrasco 8-5, Shields 2-1, Rodriguez 1-2.
Batters faced: Tejeda 30, Mahay 2, Littleton 6, Escobar 11, Carrasco 17, Shields 4, Rodriguez 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 1-0, Carrasco 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Bruce Dreckman. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: Larry Poncino.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:27.
Att: 37,339.

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