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Escobar ousted early
Rangers 7, Angels 6
Kelvim Escobar allowed five runs over 2 2/3 innings on Saturday. (Mark Avery/AP)
 Anderson's three-run shot
Kelvim Escobar struggled with his control early and was pulled after just 2 2/3 innings. The Angels chipped away at a five-run lead and Garret Anderson's three-run shot brought them within a run, but they fell shy.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (62-73)
Won 1
Texas 7, LA Angels 6   LAA
LA Angels (80-55)
Lost 1
September 1, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0   7 10 1
LA Angels
0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3   6 10 0
Standings thru 9/1/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Angels Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B3021202.262
Vazquez, 3B5000035.238
Young, SS5110011.304
Byrd, CF5331011.310
Wilkerson, 1B4112121.236
Cruz, RF4100122.215
Murphy, LF3012110.417
Botts, DH2000122.202
Saltalamacchia, C4121022.275
Totals35710761416 

BATTING
2B: Byrd (15, Escobar), Murphy (6, Escobar), Wilkerson (15, Escobar), Kinsler (19, Thompson).
3B: Kinsler (1, Moseley).
HR: Byrd (7, 4th inning off Moseley, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 5; Young; Byrd 7; Wilkerson 2; Murphy 2; Saltalamacchia 2.
RBI: Murphy 2 (7), Wilkerson 2 (57), Saltalamacchia (27), Byrd (56), Kinsler (51).
2-out RBI: Saltalamacchia; Byrd.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vazquez 3; Kinsler; Byrd.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kinsler (1, 2nd base by Escobar/Mathis).
PO: Botts (1st base by Mathis).

FIELDING
E: Murphy (1, throw).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5000032.260
Cabrera, SS4210000.310
Guerrero, RF4120100.329
Anderson, LF3114101.288
Izturis, 3B5020011.278
Morales, DH5210003.329
Kotchman, 1B2000222.294
Kendrick, 2B4032010.322
Mathis, C4000005.216
Totals3661064714 

BATTING
2B: Guerrero (45, Volquez), Kendrick (17, Volquez), Cabrera (33, Benoit).
HR: Anderson (12, 9th inning off Wilson, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Cabrera 2; Guerrero 3; Anderson 4; Izturis 2; Morales; Kendrick 4.
RBI: Kendrick 2 (25), Anderson 4 (62).
2-out RBI: Kendrick.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mathis; Anderson; Matthews 2; Kotchman.
SF: Anderson.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Mathis (Botts at 1st base).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Volquez (W, 1-0)5.07332405.40
Wright (H, 1)3.01001203.94
Benoit 0.11221102.65
Wilson (S, 9)0.21110012.52
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Escobar (L, 15-7)2.26554602.99
Moseley 2.13221214.48
Bootcheck 2.00000303.91
Thompson 1.01000200.00
Bulger 1.00001100.00

Moseley pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

HBP: Cabrera (by Volquez), Botts (by Escobar).
Pitches-strikes: Volquez 94-60, Wright 31-18, Benoit 11-5, Wilson 9-7, Escobar 78-51, Moseley 47-28, Bootcheck 31-20, Thompson 19-12, Bulger 18-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Volquez 2-9, Wright 5-2, Benoit 0-0, Wilson 0-2, Escobar 0-1, Moseley 3-1, Bootcheck 2-1, Thompson 1-0, Bulger 1-1.
Batters faced: Volquez 25, Wright 11, Benoit 3, Wilson 3, Escobar 18, Moseley 10, Bootcheck 6, Thompson 4, Bulger 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Wilson 2-2, Moseley 2-0, Bootcheck 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Bill Hohn. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 101 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:28.
Att: 38,342.

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