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Molinas key comeback win
Angels 6, Rangers 5
Francisco Rodriguez reacts after earning save No. 40 on Wednesday night. (Chris Carlson/AP)
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Bengie Molina got the seventh-inning rally going with a single, then Jose Molina capped it with a two-run base hit as the Halos extended their AL West lead over the A's to 2 1/2 games with the win. Vlad Guerrero extended his hit streak against Texas to 33 games.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 21, 2005
TEX
Texas (75-77)
Lost 2
LA Angels 6, Texas 5   LAA
LA Angels (86-65)
Won 5
September 21, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0   5 8 1
LA Angels
1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 X   6 10 1
Standings through 9/21/05  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Angels Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5000034.256
Young, M, SS4111121.328
Teixeira, 1B5230001.298
Blalock, 3B4122022.269
Soriano, 2B4000004.273
Mench, RF-LF4101011.271
Gonzalez, A, DH4021021.222
Botts, LF2000102.333
DeRosa, RF1000000.268
Barajas, C2000200.254
1-German, E, PR0000000.000
Totals3558541016 


1-Ran for Barajas in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, A (7, Lackey).
HR: Blalock (25, 6th inning off Lackey, 1 on, 0 out), Young, M (23, 7th inning off Donnelly, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Young, M 4; Teixeira 3; Blalock 5; Gonzalez, A 3.
RBI: Mench (71), Gonzalez, A (16), Blalock 2 (89), Young, M (84).
2-out RBI: Gonzalez, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano; Botts; Matthews 2; Teixeira.
GIDP: Botts.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: German, E (1, 2nd base off Rodriguez/Molina, B).

FIELDING
E: Barajas (9, throw).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, CF-2B5220012.288
Cabrera, SS4113000.261
Guerrero, RF2010200.320
Kotchman, DH2100102.260
c-Molina, J, PH-DH1012000.228
Erstad, 1B4010024.274
Rivera, LF4001021.269
Molina, B, C4120011.288
Izturis, 3B2000010.246
a-DaVanon, PH1000011.234
Finley, CF1010000.218
Kennedy, 2B2000000.300
b-Quinlan, PH-3B2110012.226
Totals3461063913 

a-Struck out for Izturis in the 7th. b-Singled for Kennedy in the 7th. c-Singled for Kotchman in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Erstad (30, Rupe), Finley (19, Brocail).
TB: Figgins 2; Cabrera; Guerrero; Molina, J; Erstad 2; Molina, B 2; Finley 2; Quinlan.
RBI: Cabrera 3 (53), Rivera (50), Molina, J 2 (21).
2-out RBI: Cabrera 2; Molina, J 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Erstad 4; Molina, B; Figgins 2.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (54, 2nd base off Loe/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Cabrera (6, fielding).
DP: (Cabrera-Erstad).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loe 3.12110103.39
Rupe 1.21111304.05
Benoit (H, 3)1.21111203.84
Wilson 0.02220007.15
Feldman (L, 0-1)0.01111001.08
Shouse (BS, 2)0.11000105.62
Brocail 1.02000205.69
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lackey 5.27443413.55
Donnelly 0.21110113.69
Christiansen 0.10000105.28
Yan (W, 1-1)0.10000004.15
Shields (H, 30)1.00000202.96
Rodriguez (S, 40)1.00001202.60

Wilson pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Feldman pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Lackey, Rodriguez.
IBB: Guerrero (by Feldman).
Pitches-strikes: Loe 53-33, Rupe 34-20, Benoit 29-21, Wilson 3-3, Feldman 6-1, Shouse 7-4, Brocail 17-14, Lackey 112-66, Donnelly 12-8, Christiansen 4-3, Yan 5-2, Shields 16-9, Rodriguez 19-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Loe 7-2, Rupe 2-0, Benoit 1-2, Wilson 0-0, Feldman 0-0, Shouse 0-0, Brocail 1-0, Lackey 10-3, Donnelly 0-1, Christiansen 0-0, Yan 0-1, Shields 1-0, Rodriguez 1-0.
Batters faced: Loe 12, Rupe 7, Benoit 7, Wilson 2, Feldman 2, Shouse 2, Brocail 5, Lackey 27, Donnelly 3, Christiansen 1, Yan 1, Shields 3, Rodriguez 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Wilson 1-0, Feldman 3-2, Shouse 3-2, Donnelly 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Bill Hohn.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:29.
Att: 37,776.

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