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Shields unable to hold lead
Rangers 8, Angels 7
Jeff Mathis connects on his two-run home run in the third inning. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
 Mathis' two-run shot
 Cabrera's two-RBI double
Scot Shields gave up a grand slam to Hank Blalock in the eighth inning, turning what looked to be an Angels win into a series loss. The Halos fought back with two runs in the ninth, but Garret Anderson struck out with the bases loaded to end the rally.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (63-73)
Won 2
Texas 8, LA Angels 7   LAA
LA Angels (80-56)
Lost 2
September 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 2 0 0 2 0 4 0   8 9 1
LA Angels
0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 2   7 8 0
Standings thru 9/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Angels Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4122112.265
Vazquez, 3B3000002.235
Young, SS5230012.307
Byrd, CF5000015.305
Wilkerson, 1B3212110.237
Cruz, RF2000020.213
  a-Catalanotto, PH-LF1100010.270
  Hairston, LF0000000.193
Blalock, DH4124000.291
Laird, C3000121.223
Murphy, LF-RF3110102.410
Totals338984914 

a-Struck out for Cruz in the 6th.

BATTING
HR: Kinsler (18, 3rd inning off Lackey, 1 on, 1 out), Wilkerson (19, 6th inning off Lackey, 1 on, 2 out), Blalock (6, 8th inning off Shields, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 5; Young 3; Wilkerson 4; Blalock 5; Murphy.
RBI: Kinsler 2 (53), Wilkerson 2 (59), Blalock 4 (20).
2-out RBI: Wilkerson 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Vazquez; Kinsler.
S: Vazquez.
GIDP: Kinsler; Byrd.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Hairston (3, fielding).
DP: 2 (Vazquez-Kinsler-Wilkerson, Young-Kinsler-Wilkerson).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Willits, CF-RF4100102.292
Cabrera, SS4121000.311
Guerrero, DH3001201.327
Anderson, LF5012024.287
Izturis, 3B2000212.276
Kendrick, 2B4110002.321
Rivera, RF3000011.000
  Matthews, CF1000011.259
Quinlan, 1B3221100.237
Mathis, C3222101.227
  1-Haynes, PR0000000.219
Totals327877514 


1-Ran for Mathis in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cabrera (34, Gabbard), Kendrick (18, Wilson), Mathis (11, Wilson).
HR: Mathis (3, 3rd inning off Gabbard, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Cabrera 3; Anderson; Kendrick 2; Quinlan 2; Mathis 6.
RBI: Mathis 2 (18), Cabrera (76), Anderson 2 (64), Quinlan (20), Guerrero (110).
2-out RBI: Cabrera; Anderson 2; Guerrero.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson 3; Izturis.
GIDP: Rivera; Kendrick.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera (18, 2nd base off Gabbard/Laird).
CS: Mathis (1, 2nd base by Littleton/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Izturis-Kendrick-Quinlan 2).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard 6.05555314.07
Littleton (W, 3-1)2.00001003.25
Wilson (S, 10)1.03221202.77
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lackey 6.26442823.26
Speier (H, 18)0.10000003.46
Shields (BS, 5)(L, 3-5)0.12441013.97
Bootcheck 0.20001103.88
Oliver 1.01000004.11

WP: Lackey.
IBB: Guerrero (by Gabbard).
HBP: Cabrera (by Wilson), Vazquez (by Lackey), Catalanotto (by Shields).
Pitches-strikes: Gabbard 102-56, Littleton 24-15, Wilson 35-22, Lackey 99-68, Speier 4-2, Shields 21-10, Bootcheck 10-4, Oliver 6-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gabbard 11-4, Littleton 3-2, Wilson 0-1, Lackey 7-5, Speier 0-1, Shields 0-1, Bootcheck 0-1, Oliver 2-1.
Batters faced: Gabbard 26, Littleton 6, Wilson 8, Lackey 28, Speier 1, Shields 5, Bootcheck 3, Oliver 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Speier 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: Bill Hohn. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 97 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 40,635.

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