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Box > Anaheim 8, Texas 2
Angels get an Esco-llent outing
Kelvim Escobar was solid on three days' rest, while Vlad Guerrero hit two homers as the Angels moved into a first-place tie with the A's.
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Kelvim Escobar tossed six strong innings to earn the win on Tuesday night. (Linda Kaye/AP)
The Rangers' postseason hopes suffered a serious blow in falling to the hot-hitting Angels. The loss assures that Texas can fare no better than a first-place tie after 162 games.
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Anaheim (89-68)
Won 4
Anaheim 8, Texas 2  
Texas (86-71)
Lost 3
September 28, 2004
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Anaheim
1 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 0   8 11 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 3 0
Standings through 9/28/04  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Rangers Stats
AnaheimABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Erstad, 1B4110110.296
Glaus, DH3100213.262
Guerrero, RF5345001.333
Pride, LF0000000.267
Anderson, CF5112011.299
DaVanon, LF-RF2010300.279
Molina, B, C4010103.280
McPherson, 3B4121013.286
Amezaga, 2B1000001.155
Eckstein, SS4000005.279
Figgins, 2B-3B4110012.292
Totals3681187519 

BATTING
2B: Guerrero (39, Park).
HR: Guerrero 2 (36, 1st inning off Park, 0 on, 2 out; 6th inning off Wasdin, 2 on, 2 out), Anderson (14, 5th inning off Park, 1 on, 2 out), McPherson (3, 6th inning off Wasdin, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Erstad; Guerrero 11; Anderson 4; DaVanon; Molina, B; McPherson 5; Figgins.
RBI: Guerrero 5 (121), Anderson 2 (73), McPherson (6).
2-out RBI: Guerrero 5, Anderson 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson, Figgins.
GIDP: Glaus, Eckstein.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (33, 2nd base off Wasdin/Laird).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, E, 2B3110100.294
Blalock, 3B4000002.272
Young, M, SS3001101.313
Teixeira, 1B4000002.273
Dellucci, LF3000020.241
a-Gonzalez, PH1000011.242
Jordan, DH3000000.227
Mench, RF3010010.275
Nix, CF3000001.249
Laird, C3111000.225
Totals30232247 

a-Struck out for Dellucci in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Young, E (24, Escobar).
HR: Laird (1, 6th inning off Escobar, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Young, E 2; Mench; Laird 4.
RBI: Laird (16), Young, M (91).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Young, E (14, 2nd base off Escobar/Molina, B).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Young, M-Young, E-Teixeira, Blalock-Young, E-Teixeira).

 
AnaheimIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Escobar (W, 11-12)6.03221313.86
Shields 2.00000003.40
Donnelly 1.00001103.38
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Park (L, 3-7)4.26444325.89
Wasdin 1.13441127.19
Benoit 3.02002105.68

Pitches-strikes: Escobar 80-49, Shields 18-12, Donnelly 24-13, Park 94-51, Wasdin 27-16, Benoit 36-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Escobar 7-8, Shields 4-2, Donnelly 0-2, Park 6-5, Wasdin 1-2, Benoit 2-6.
Batters faced: Escobar 22, Shields 6, Donnelly 4, Park 23, Wasdin 8, Benoit 12.
Inherited runners-scored: Wasdin 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:41.
Att: 26,686.

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