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Angels tied down in Texas
Rangers 16, Angels 2
Joe Saunders gave up seven runs to the Rangers on Wednesday. (LM Otero/AP)
 Aybar's sacrifice fly
The Angels made little noise against the Rangers until the fifth inning, when Casey Kotchman singled to spark a rally. Though the Halos loaded the bases three times in the frame, they scored just twice and couldn't thwart the eventual sweep.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (92-67)
Lost 3
Texas 16, LA Angels 2   TEX
Texas (75-84)
Won 4
September 26, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Texas
3 0 2 1 0 5 5 0 X   16 17 0
Standings thru 9/26/07  |  Recap: LAA|TEX  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Rangers Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B3000101.336
  Murphy, LF1000001.194
Izturis, 2B3021000.291
  1-Wood, PR-SS1000001.154
Guerrero, DH2000001.322
  c-Rivera, PH-DH1000001.250
Anderson, LF4000015.300
  Evans, RF0000000.125
Morales, RF-1B3010010.295
Kotchman, 1B1110200.298
  Quinlan, 3B1000001.241
Matthews, CF0000000.252
  a-Haynes, PH-CF1110100.275
  b-Willits, PH-CF2000002.296
Napoli, C3000034.243
Aybar, SS-2B3021002.242
Totals292724519 

a-Singled for Matthews in the 2nd. b-Grounded out for Haynes in the 6th. c-Popped out for Guerrero in the 7th.
1-Ran for Izturis in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Izturis (17, Feldman).
TB: Izturis 3; Morales; Kotchman; Haynes; Aybar 2.
RBI: Aybar (18), Izturis (51).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson 3; Aybar 2.
SF: Aybar; Izturis.
GIDP: Quinlan.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kotchman (4, 3rd base by Mendoza/Laird).
PO: Aybar (1st base by Mendoza).

FIELDING
DP: (Figgins-Izturis-Kotchman).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5210102.267
Laird, C3222111.226
  Quiroz, C0000000.429
Young, SS5332012.314
  Vazquez, SS0000000.233
Sosa, DH3212122.252
  a-Blalock, PH-DH1113000.299
Byrd, CF4112021.310
  b-Guzman, PH-CF1000010.500
Botts, LF4031111.244
Cruz, RF5112024.237
Wilkerson, 1B4220100.236
Metcalf, 3B4222111.242
Totals3916171661114 

a-Homered for Sosa in the 7th. b-Struck out for Byrd in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Laird (18, Saunders).
3B: Byrd (8, Thompson).
HR: Sosa (21, 1st inning off Saunders, 1 on, 1 out), Cruz (9, 3rd inning off Saunders, 1 on, 2 out), Laird (9, 4th inning off Saunders, 0 on, 2 out), Metcalf (4, 6th inning off Thompson, 1 on, 0 out), Blalock (10, 7th inning off Gwyn, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler; Laird 6; Young 3; Sosa 4; Blalock 4; Byrd 3; Botts 3; Cruz 4; Wilkerson 2; Metcalf 5.
RBI: Young 2 (92), Sosa 2 (92), Cruz 2 (33), Laird 2 (47), Metcalf 2 (19), Byrd 2 (70), Botts (14), Blalock 3 (33).
2-out RBI: Cruz 2; Laird; Byrd 2; Botts.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young.
SF: Laird.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Laird-Metcalf, Metcalf-Kinsler-Wilkerson).
Pickoffs: Mendoza (Aybar at 1st base).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saunders (L, 8-5)5.09773634.44
Thompson 0.244412110.80
Gwyn 1.145522111.81
Speier 1.00000102.98
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mendoza 4.24223202.57
Rheinecker (W, 4-3)0.21001105.44
Francisco (H, 20)0.20000104.58
Feldman 1.01000005.92
White 2.01000104.82

Saunders pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

HBP: Napoli (by Mendoza), Guerrero (by Mendoza), Morales (by White).
Pitches-strikes: Saunders 104-62, Thompson 34-18, Gwyn 34-19, Speier 11-8, Mendoza 70-40, Rheinecker 11-6, Francisco 10-5, Feldman 14-10, White 32-21.
Ground outs-fly outs: Saunders 4-5, Thompson 0-0, Gwyn 0-2, Speier 1-1, Mendoza 3-7, Rheinecker 1-0, Francisco 0-1, Feldman 0-3, White 4-1.
Batters faced: Saunders 26, Thompson 7, Gwyn 10, Speier 3, Mendoza 21, Rheinecker 4, Francisco 2, Feldman 4, White 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Thompson 1-1, Gwyn 1-0, Rheinecker 3-0, Francisco 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 89 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:15 (:31 delay).
Att: 24,223.

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