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Extra effort not enough
Angels 7, Rangers 6
Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a pair of hits and an RBI. (Chris Carlson/AP)
 Sosa's RBI single
Sammy Sosa singled home the game-tying run in the ninth inning, but the Rangers fell one frame later when Frank Francisco allowed the game-winning run. Sosa's hit picked up Vicente Padilla, who struggled through 6 2/3 innings.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (61-73)
Lost 1
LA Angels 7, Texas 6   LAA
LA Angels (80-54)
Won 5
August 31, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Texas
0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0   6 14 0
LA Angels
0 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1   7 12 2
Standings thru 8/31/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Angels Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5031002.259
Laird, C5000024.225
Young, SS4230100.305
Sosa, DH5011016.249
Byrd, CF5110013.305
Botts, LF5110033.207
  Murphy, LF0000000.424
Cruz, RF5111001.218
Saltalamacchia, 1B4121001.271
  1-Hairston, PR-3B1000000.193
Vazquez, 3B3020000.243
  a-Catalanotto, PH1000001.271
  Wilkerson, 1B1000000.236
Totals4461441721 

a-Grounded out for Vazquez in the 8th.
1-Ran for Saltalamacchia in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (18, Saunders), Saltalamacchia (11, Speier).
HR: Cruz (7, 8th inning off Speier, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Young 3; Sosa; Byrd; Botts; Cruz 4; Saltalamacchia 3; Vazquez 2.
RBI: Saltalamacchia (26), Kinsler (50), Cruz (25), Sosa (79).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Sosa 2; Laird; Saltalamacchia; Kinsler; Botts.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Byrd (4, 2nd base off Rodriguez/Mathis), Kinsler (17, 2nd base off Saunders/Mathis), Young (11, 2nd base off Rodriguez/Mathis).

FIELDING
DP: (Vazquez-Kinsler).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5010001.263
Cabrera, SS4000010.310
Guerrero, RF5121011.327
Anderson, LF4212103.287
Izturis, 3B3210102.276
Morales, DH4120100.338
Kotchman, 1B5011004.295
Kendrick, 2B5033002.315
Mathis, C4110003.223
Totals3971273216 

BATTING
2B: Morales (8, Padilla), Kendrick (16, Padilla).
HR: Anderson (11, 5th inning off Padilla, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Matthews; Guerrero 2; Anderson 4; Izturis; Morales 3; Kotchman; Kendrick 4; Mathis.
RBI: Kendrick 3 (23), Kotchman (58), Anderson 2 (58), Guerrero (109).
2-out RBI: Anderson 2; Kendrick.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews; Izturis 2.
S: Cabrera; Izturis.
GIDP: Kendrick.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Anderson (2, fielding), Guerrero (9, fielding).
DP: (Kendrick-Cabrera-Kotchman).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla 6.210661016.36
Wood 1.11000003.69
Francisco (L, 1-1)1.21112204.64
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saunders 5.010421503.62
Bootcheck (H, 2)1.00000104.03
Speier (H, 17)1.12110013.49
Shields (H, 29)0.20000003.44
Rodriguez (BS, 5)1.02110102.86
Oliver (W, 2-0)1.00000004.20

Saunders pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Saunders.
IBB: Morales (by Francisco), Young (by Saunders).
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 84-53, Wood 20-13, Francisco 31-15, Saunders 99-62, Bootcheck 8-6, Speier 17-12, Shields 7-5, Rodriguez 17-13, Oliver 13-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Padilla 10-10, Wood 2-2, Francisco 3-0, Saunders 8-2, Bootcheck 2-0, Speier 2-2, Shields 1-1, Rodriguez 2-0, Oliver 0-3.
Batters faced: Padilla 31, Wood 5, Francisco 8, Saunders 27, Bootcheck 2, Speier 6, Shields 2, Rodriguez 5, Oliver 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wood 2-0, Bootcheck 1-0, Shields 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Bill Hohn.
Weather: 93 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:10.
Att: 41,012.

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