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ST13: Rangers drop fourth in a row, 8-5 to Angels

Mench picked off in the first
Ian Kinsler caught stealing in the second
D’Angelo Jimenez mental error on the bases doubled off.
Runner thrown out at home
Those were my only notes I took during yesterday’s game, as I’ve been horribly busy with a big project at work. Was nice to see Kinsler get a home run, too. That’s about all I have time for today. :)


ST13: Mar 15, 2006 vs. Angels (L: 8-5)
5-7-1 (.417) – 8th – 4.5 Dn – Streak L4
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Game Recap
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Right-hander John Lackey, hampered by shoulder soreness this spring, pitched three scoreless innings Wednesday in the Los Angeles Angels’ 8-5 victory over the Texas Rangers.
“I was real encouraged,” said Lackey, who allowed one hit while walking none and striking out one. “The ball felt like it was coming out good. It’s a good one to build on. By far this is the best I’ve felt since I’ve been here. It’s pretty much going to be straight ahead from here, hopefully.”
Lackey, who had a 14-5 record in 33 starts last season, threw one inning in a start against the Chicago Cubs on March 10 — his only previous outing this spring.
“John was outstanding,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “He’s where he needs to be. His stuff looked great. His ball was coming out of his hand as well as we’ve seen it.”
Scioscia pulled Lackey after 39 pitches and had him throw a few more pitches in the bullpen after he left the field.
Texas knuckleballer R.A. Dickey had his worst outing of the spring, allowing five hits, three walks and five runs in four innings.
Orlando Cabrera and Vladimir Guerrero hit back-to-back homers off Rangers reliever Antonio Alfonseca in the fifth. Casey Kotchman also homered and Adam Kennedy had three hits for the Angels.
Brad Wilkerson drove in two runs for the Rangers.
The Angels also reassigned right-hander David Austen, shortstop Brandon Wood and catchers Bobby Wilson and Michael Collins to their minor league camp.

Box Score

CAC  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9   R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -
TEXAS                0  0  0   0  3  1   0  1  0   5 14  0
LA ANGELS            0  0  2   3  3  0   0  0  x   8 10  1   FINAL
WP - JOHN LACKEY (1-0) LP - R.A. DICKEY (0-1) SAVE - JASON BULGER (3)
HOME RUNS: TEX - IAN KINSLER (3) OFF JOE SAUNDERS IN THE 6TH ADAM HYZDU (2) OFF GREG JONES IN THE 8TH ANA - CASEY KOTCHMAN (2) OFF R.A. DICKEY IN THE 4TH ORLANDO CABRERA (2) OFF ANTONIO ALFONSECA IN THE 5TH VLADIMIR GUERRERO (1) OFF ANTONIO ALFONSECA IN THE 5TH
TIME: 2:45 ATT: 8,180
TEXAS (5) AT LA ANGELS (8)
TEXAS AB R H BI LA ANGELS AB R H BI D Dellucci lf 2 1 1 0 A Kennedy 2b 4 2 3 0 A Brown cf 2 0 1 0 T Murphy pr 0 0 0 0 K Mench rf 3 1 1 1 O Cabrera ss 2 1 1 2 T Olson 2b 2 0 2 0 M Napoli ph 1 0 0 0 B Wilkerson cf 3 0 1 2 V Guerrero rf 3 1 2 2 R Eldridge lf 1 0 1 0 D McPherson 3b 1 0 0 0 P Nevin dh 2 0 0 0 T Salmon dh 2 1 1 0 N Trzesniak ph 2 0 0 0 D Toussaint pr 0 0 0 0 J Botts 1b 2 0 0 0 D Erstad cf 1 1 0 0 A Hyzdu rf 2 1 2 1 K Morales ph 2 0 0 0 I Kinsler 2b 3 1 2 1 C Kotchman 1b 2 1 1 3 T Metcalf 3b 2 0 0 0 R Willits ph 2 0 0 0 D Jimenez 3b 2 0 0 0 J Molina c 3 1 1 0 N Gold 1b 2 0 0 0 E Aybar ss 1 0 0 0 G Laird c 3 0 1 0 R Quinlan lf 4 0 1 0 K McDonald c 1 0 1 0 M Izturis 3b 3 0 0 0 J Arias ss 3 1 1 0 D Meyer ss 1 0 0 0 TOTALS 38 5 14 5 TOTALS 31 8 10 7
TEXAS 000 031 010 -- 5 LA ANGELS 002 330 00x -- 8
E--M Izturis. DP--TEXAS 2, LA ANGELS 1. LOB--TEXAS 11, LA ANGELS 3. 2B--A Kennedy, T Salmon, K Mench. HR--V Guerrero 1 (1) (off A Alfonseca), O Cabrera 1 (2) (off A Alfonseca), C Kotchman 1 (2) (off R Dickey), A Hyzdu 1 (2) (off G Jones), I Kinsler 1 (3) (off J Saunders).
IP H R ER BB SO HR TEXAS R Dickey (L,0-1) 4 5 5 5 3 1 1 A Alfonseca 1 4 3 3 0 1 2 E Ramirez 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 M Derosa 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 J Benoit 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 LA ANGELS J Lackey (W,1-0) 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 B Donnelly 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 J Saunders 3 7 4 4 2 1 1 G Jones 1 3 1 1 0 2 1 J Bulger (S,3) 1 3 0 0 0 2 0
WP--G Jones, J Saunders. SO--TEX: N Trzesniak, G Laird, J Botts, T Metcalf, D Meyer, N Gold. ANA: T Salmon, R Quinlan, D McPherson, R Willits. BB--TEX: D Dellucci, P Nevin, J Botts, D Jimenez, R Eldridge. ANA: T Salmon 2, D Erstad, O Cabrera. T--2:45. A--8,180.

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