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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 25, 2007
Rangers triumph in showdown
Aybar homers in loss
Erick Aybar broke an 0-for-18 slide in the fifth inning with a solo shot for his first Major League career home run, and also got the Angels on the board. Dustin Moseley provided four scoreless innings for the Halos in a spot start, but the bullpen let him down against the Angels.
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 Aybar's first MLB homer
Rangers 3, Angels 1
A.J. Murray went five innings and struck out four in his first MLB start. (LM Otero/AP)
Series at a glance:
Late rally lifts Texas
A.J. Murray, who made his debut as a starter, impressed with 4 1/3 scoreless innings against the Angels before allowing a solo homer, his only earned run of the game. After Ian Kinsler scored the tying run on a balk, the Rangers put up two more to ensure a series win.
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 Blalock drives in a run
LAA
LA Angels (92-66)
Lost 2
Texas 3, LA Angels 1   TEX
Texas (74-84)
Won 3
September 25, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 7 1
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 X   3 9 1
Standings thru 9/25/07  |  Recap: LAA|TEX  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Rangers Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B3000112.339
Cabrera, SS4000002.303
Rivera, DH4020001.257
  1-Murphy, PR-DH0000000.200
Matthews, CF4000003.252
Kendrick, 2B4010012.324
Quinlan, 1B2010010.243
  a-Morales, PH-1B2000002.294
Aybar, LF3111002.235
Mathis, C2000021.214
  b-Kotchman, PH1000001.297
  Napoli, C0000000.246
Willits, RF3020010.297
Totals321711616 

a-Popped out for Quinlan in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Mathis in the 7th.
1-Ran for Rivera in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Aybar (1, 5th inning off Murray, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Rivera 2; Kendrick; Quinlan; Aybar 4; Willits 2.
RBI: Aybar (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews; Figgins; Kotchman.
GIDP: Kendrick.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kendrick (5, 2nd base off Wright/Saltalamacchia), Willits (27, 2nd base off Murray/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Moseley (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Willits (Murphy at 2nd base).
DP: (Kendrick-Cabrera-Quinlan).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, 1B4000000.263
  Cruz, RF0000000.237
Kinsler, 2B4130000.268
Young, SS3000112.312
Byrd, CF4120002.310
Blalock, DH4111003.296
Botts, LF3010011.230
  Wilkerson, 1B0000000.233
Murphy, RF-LF3021011.366
Saltalamacchia, C3000021.263
Vazquez, 3B3000020.233
Totals313921710 

BATTING
TB: Kinsler 3; Byrd 2; Blalock; Botts; Murphy 2.
RBI: Blalock (30), Murphy (13).
2-out RBI: Murphy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Young; Murphy.
GIDP: Saltalamacchia.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (23, 2nd base off Moseley/Mathis), Blalock (4, 2nd base off Shields/Mathis).

FIELDING
E: Saltalamacchia (13, throw).
Outfield assists: Murphy (Willits at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Murphy-Catalanotto, Vazquez-Kinsler-Catalanotto).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moseley 4.04001304.40
Oliver (L, 3-1)1.13330203.66
Shields 1.21000203.79
Bootcheck 1.01000004.68
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Murray 5.05111414.50
Wright (W, 4-5)4.02000203.62

WP: Moseley 2.
Balk: Oliver.
Pitches-strikes: Moseley 63-38, Oliver 32-20, Shields 18-13, Bootcheck 13-8, Murray 73-45, Wright 56-41.
Ground outs-fly outs: Moseley 3-6, Oliver 2-0, Shields 2-0, Bootcheck 1-2, Murray 6-5, Wright 8-2.
Batters faced: Moseley 16, Oliver 7, Shields 5, Bootcheck 4, Murray 19, Wright 14.
Inherited runners-scored: Shields 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:38.
Att: 30,708.

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