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Halos now tops in Majors
Angels 7, Rangers 6
Howie Kendrick connects on his game-winning hit in the 10th. (Chris Carlson/AP)
 Kendrick's game-winning single
Howie Kendrick had three hits, the largest of which came in the 10th, when his single plated Garret Anderson and gave the Angels the best record in the Majors. Anderson put the Halos ahead earlier with a two-run home run.
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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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