Texas 4, LA Angels 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 26, 2011 10:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - Bruce Dreckman, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 39716

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 10 0
LA Angels 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 94-66 52-29 42-37 W4
LA Angels 86-74 45-34 41-40 L2

Recap


Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer and the visiting Texas Rangers ended the wild-card hopes of the Los Angeles Angels with a 4-3 victory on Monday.

Los Angeles is three games behind the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays with just two remaining. Texas stayed one game ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the second-best record in the American League and home-field advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.

Peter Bourjos delivered a run-scoring single with two outs in the ninth before Neftali Feliz struck out Howie Kendrick for his 31st save.

Beltre’s blast in the fourth off Dan Haren (16-19) gave Texas a 3-0 lead. The homer was Beltre’s 11th in his last 14 games as the Rangers won their fourth straight and 12th in 14 contests.

The Angels scored twice in the sixth on Mike Trout’s single and Bobby Abreu’s bases-loaded walk.

Texas added an insurance run on an eighth-inning single by Michael Young, who is tied for second with Boston's Adrian Gonzalez at .338 behind league batting leader Miguel Cabrera's .343. Elvis Andrus had four of the Rangers’ 10 hits.

Mark Hamburger (1-0) allowed one run and two hits over 3 2/3 innings of relief for his first major-league victory.

C.J. Wilson tuned up for Friday’s postseason start by pitching two shutout innings. Wilson threw 38 pitches.

Haren allowed four runs (three earned) and nine hits in eight innings. He struck out eight and walked one.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   LA Angels
C.J. Wilson Player Dan Haren
No Decision W/L Loss
2.0 IP 8.0
0 Strikeouts 8
2 Hits 9
0.00 ERA 3.38
Hitting
Texas   LA Angels
Elvis Andrus Player Erick Aybar
4 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
.800 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 10 1 14 .278 14 9 3 2 1 0
LA Angels 8 0 9 .235 19 8 3 5 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Texas. The Angels have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .603 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Rangers have a W/L % of .564 after a win and .621 after a loss.
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