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Box > Texas 2, Anaheim 0
Rangers find winning combo
The Rangers turned to Joaquin Benoit in a pinch on Saturday, and he delivered as the righty combined with six relievers to shut out Anaheim.
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Joaquin Benoit went four-plus shutout innings in an emergency start Saturday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Kelvim Escobar fell victim to a lack of run support as the Angels stranded 11 men on base in the loss to Texas, falling two back of Oakland in the West.
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Texas (81-67)
Won 1
Texas 2, Anaheim 0  
Anaheim (84-64)
Lost 1
September 18, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 5 0
Anaheim
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 0
Standings through 9/18/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Angels Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, E, 2B3000111.305
Alexander, 2B0000000.176
Blalock, 3B3000103.273
Young, M, SS4110001.312
Teixeira, 1B3000010.279
Dellucci, DH4000032.248
Jordan, RF4000022.220
Mench, LF3000000.279
a-Matthews, PH1011000.275
1-Fox, PR-LF0000000.087
Nix, CF4120012.255
Barajas, C4011014.248
Totals332522915 

a-Singled for Mench in the 9th.
1-Ran for Matthews in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Barajas (22, Escobar), Nix (19, Escobar).
3B: Young, M (8, Shields).
TB: Young, M 3; Matthews; Nix 3; Barajas 2.
RBI: Barajas (54), Matthews (36).
2-out RBI: Matthews.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock 2, Nix, Barajas 2.
Team LOB: 7.

 
AnaheimABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4010112.283
Erstad, 1B5000027.302
DaVanon, CF4000012.291
Guerrero, RF4020000.329
Guillen, LF4000022.297
Glaus, DH2000221.265
Kennedy, 2B4000024.278
Molina, B, C1010200.281
1-Riggs, PR0000000.100
Molina, J, C0000000.256
a-Anderson, PH1000000.313
Figgins, 3B4020022.294
Totals3306051220 

a-Flied out for Molina, J in the 9th.
1-Ran for Molina, B in the 7th.

BATTING
TB: Eckstein; Guerrero 2; Molina, B; Figgins 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DaVanon, Erstad 3, Kennedy.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (30, 2nd base off Cordero/Barajas).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Benoit 4.02003605.83
Ramirez (W, 5-3)1.10000104.41
Nelson (H, 7)1.00000205.48
Mahay (H, 13)0.10000002.67
Brocail 0.02001004.87
Shouse (H, 9)0.10000002.50
Cordero (S, 45)2.02001301.83
 
AnaheimIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Escobar (L, 10-11)8.03112703.75
Shields 1.02110203.26

Benoit pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.
Brocail pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Teixeira (by Shields).
Pitches-strikes: Benoit 75-44, Ramirez 17-13, Nelson 11-7, Mahay 6-5, Brocail 14-7, Shouse 5-3, Cordero 37-22, Escobar 112-70, Shields 26-18.
Ground outs-fly outs: Benoit 0-6, Ramirez 1-2, Nelson 0-1, Mahay 1-0, Brocail 0-0, Shouse 1-0, Cordero 1-2, Escobar 13-4, Shields 0-1.
Batters faced: Benoit 17, Ramirez 4, Nelson 3, Mahay 1, Brocail 3, Shouse 1, Cordero 9, Escobar 29, Shields 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez 1-0, Shouse 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Rick Reed. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 79 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, Varies.
T: 3:10.
Att: 41,233.

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