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Homers power opener win
Rangers 8, Angels 7
Armando Galarraga gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings in his first Major League start. (AP)
 Byrd's two-run homer
Michael Young did his part to rain on the Angels' parade the day after they clinched the American League West. The Rangers shortstop drove in four runs -- three on a homer -- by the end of the third inning. While starter Armando Galarraga stumbled in the fifth, Marlon Byrd struck with a two-run shot to give Texas back the lead.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (92-65)
Lost 1
Texas 8, LA Angels 7   TEX
Texas (73-84)
Won 2
September 24, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 0   7 7 0
Texas
1 0 3 0 2 1 1 0 X   8 12 0
Standings thru 9/24/07  |  Recap: LAA|TEX  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Rangers Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, RF4001021.341
Cabrera, SS4221010.305
Kotchman, DH2212200.297
Morales, 1B4000013.299
Matthews, CF2000202.254
Rivera, LF3112102.226
  1-Haynes, PR-LF0000000.256
Izturis, 3B3110101.288
Kendrick, 2B4121012.325
Napoli, C3000013.246
  a-Aybar, PH1000000.233
Totals307776614 

a-Flied out for Napoli in the 9th.
1-Ran for Rivera in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kendrick (24, Galarraga), Rivera (1, Wood).
HR: Kotchman (11, 5th inning off Galarraga, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Cabrera 2; Kotchman 4; Rivera 2; Izturis; Kendrick 3.
RBI: Kendrick (39), Figgins (58), Cabrera (86), Kotchman 2 (68), Rivera 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Cabrera; Kotchman 2; Rivera 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kendrick 2; Izturis.
SF: Figgins.
GIDP: Rivera.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Izturis (7, 2nd base off Galarraga/Laird), Matthews (18, 3rd base off Galarraga/Laird).
CS: Kendrick (4, 2nd base by Francisco/Laird), Kotchman (3, 2nd base by Galarraga/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Kendrick-Morales).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4110120.263
Laird, C5330022.223
Young, SS4124003.313
Byrd, CF4112011.308
Blalock, DH2120200.296
Botts, LF4000025.228
  Murphy, LF0000000.356
Cruz, RF4011011.237
Saltalamacchia, 1B4110021.266
  Wilkerson, 1B0000000.233
Metcalf, 3B3011100.235
  1-Guzman, PR00000001.000
  Vazquez, 3B0000000.235
Totals34812841013 


1-Ran for Metcalf in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Laird (17, Santana), Blalock (16, Santana).
3B: Laird (3, Santana), Saltalamacchia (1, Bootcheck).
HR: Young (9, 3rd inning off Santana, 2 on, 0 out), Byrd (10, 5th inning off Santana, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler; Laird 6; Young 5; Byrd 4; Blalock 3; Cruz; Saltalamacchia 3; Metcalf.
RBI: Young 4 (90), Byrd 2 (68), Metcalf (17), Cruz (31).
2-out RBI: Cruz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Botts; Cruz; Young.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Guzman (1, 2nd base by Thompson/Napoli).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Laird-Young, Kinsler-Young-Saltalamacchia).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (L, 7-14)5.08662425.80
Bootcheck 1.02111204.74
Bulger 1.02110202.84
Thompson 1.00001206.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Galarraga 4.24554416.23
White (W, 2-0)1.10001006.14
Francisco (H, 19)1.01000104.63
Wood (H, 3)1.02221005.04
Littleton (S, 2)1.00000104.37

WP: Bulger.
Pitches-strikes: Santana 102-60, Bootcheck 31-19, Bulger 21-12, Thompson 14-6, Galarraga 87-48, White 18-10, Francisco 18-11, Wood 21-11, Littleton 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 4-7, Bootcheck 0-1, Bulger 1-0, Thompson 0-0, Galarraga 4-5, White 3-1, Francisco 0-1, Wood 2-1, Littleton 1-1.
Batters faced: Santana 24, Bootcheck 6, Bulger 5, Thompson 3, Galarraga 21, White 4, Francisco 3, Wood 6, Littleton 3.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 89 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:06.
Att: 22,881.

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