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Angels 9, Rangers 7

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Los Angeles Angels are tired of getting brushed back and hit by pitches from the Texas Rangers.

On Tuesday night, the Angels did something about it.

Vladimir Guerrero hit a three-run homer four pitches after a high-inside fastball from Texas starter Vicente Padilla, and Chone Figgins' two-run triple in the eighth inning sent the Angels to a 9-7 victory.

Padilla was ejected for hitting two batters with pitches and nearly plunking a third in only 3 2/3 innings. Texas manager Buck Showalter also was tossed on a 101-degree night.

During the previous series between the teams, Rangers starter Adam Eaton was tossed in the first inning Aug. 6 for throwing at Juan Rivera.

"I don't know what message those guys are trying to send," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "It's a couple of times our guys have been thrown at."

Scioscia said he expects Padilla to be suspended.

"I'm sure the league is going to take action," Scioscia said. "When you're throwing inside on the counts that they threw, there's no point for any of that in our game."

Asked if Padilla deserves a suspension, Scioscia said: "It's warranted."

Michael Young, Hank Blalock, Matt Stairs and Rod Barajas homered for the Rangers, who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

Barajas gave Texas a 7-6 lead in the seventh with a solo shot, but the Angels came back in the eighth against reliever Wes Littleton (2-1).

Pinch-hitter Curtis Pride singled with one out and went to third on Reggie Willits' double. Figgins' triple into the right-field corner put the Angels ahead 8-7, and Maicer Izturis added an RBI groundout.

"We don't play for revenge," Figgins said. "We understand that you're throwing on people, but twice around (Guerrero's) head, that's not safe."

Hector Carrasco (3-3) pitched one inning for the win. Francisco Rodriguez worked a perfect ninth for his 31st save in 34 chances.

Littleton, who took a streak of 12 1/3 scoreless innings into the game, allowed three runs and three hits in two innings.

Guerrero connected in the fourth to give Los Angeles a 6-3 lead, not long after a knockdown pitch from Padilla.

"Vlad's a special player anyway," Scioscia said. "He doesn't need anything to fire him up."

The Rangers pulled to 6-5 in the bottom half on Blalock's solo homer and Ian Kinsler's run-scoring double. They tied it at 6 on Young's solo shot in the fifth.

With the Angels trailing 3-0 in the third, Guerrero was hit on the left arm by Padilla's fastball. He stole second and scored on Garret Anderson's single. Howie Kendrick's RBI double cut it to 3-2.

The Angels tied it at 3 in the fourth on Izturis' RBI single.

Padilla threw another inside pitch that just missed Guerrero in the fourth, and both dugouts were warned by plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt.

After the warning, Guerrero swung hard and missed at two pitches, then fouled off another. He didn't miss again, hitting his 27th homer.

Padilla retired Anderson on a fly ball but was ejected by Wendelstedt when he hit Rivera with a fastball. It was the 14th batter Padilla has plunked this season, tying him with Javier Vazquez of the Chicago White Sox for the AL lead.

Showalter, who was automatically ejected because the dugouts had been warned, said Padilla was simply throwing inside.

"One of the reasons (Padilla) has been successful is by pitching inside," Showalter said. "He's going to continue to do that."

Padilla, who has won six of his last eight decisions, does not speak to reporters.

"Anytime Padilla's on the mound, we feel we have a chance to win," Young said. "When he gets thrown out, you're facing an uphill battle."

Guerrero and Rivera refused to comment.

Texas took a 3-0 lead in the second against Ervin Santana on a three-run homer by Stairs -- his first hit since Kansas City traded him to the Rangers on July 31.

Santana gave up six runs and seven hits in five innings.

Notes

Scioscia yelled at Wendelstedt in the eighth when Littleton threw high and inside to Guerrero. ... The Angels arrived at their hotel at 3 a.m. after losing to the Yankees in New York on Monday night. ... Jose Molina of the Angels extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games with a second-inning double. ... Guerrero has hit safely in 23 straight road games against the Rangers.

 
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Players of the Game
Texas

M. Young
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 1
Anaheim

V. Guerrero
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
 

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Los Angeles Angels
Chone Figgins, 3B4212120 .264
Maicer Izturis, SS5122000 .304
Vladimir Guerrero, RF4223000 .316
Garret Anderson, DH4111101 .272
Juan Rivera, LF4010013 .304
Howie Kendrick, 1B5011001 .331
    Robb Quinlan, 1B0000000 .326
Adam Kennedy, 2B4000002 .261
Jose Molina, C3010000 .263
   a- Curtis Pride, PH1110000 .333
    Mike Napoli, C0000000 .230
Reggie Willits, CF3210101 .235
Totals379119338 
a-singled for Molina in the 8th
Batting
2B - Howie Kendrick (13, Padilla), Jose Molina (15, Padilla), Reggie Willits (1, Littleton)
3B - Chone Figgins (5, Littleton)
HR - Vladimir Guerrero (27, Padilla)
RBI - Chone Figgins 2 (42), Maicer Izturis 2 (27), Vladimir Guerrero 3 (92), Garret Anderson (64), Howie Kendrick (15)
2-OUT RBI - Garret Anderson (27), Howie Kendrick (7)
SB - Vladimir Guerrero (14, 2nd base off Padilla/Barajas)
Team LOB - 6
Los Angeles Angels
Ervin Santana 5766233 4.36
J.C. Romero 1000000 7.09
Hector Carrasco (W,3-3) 1211011 4.38
Scot Shields (H,22) 1200010 2.80
Francisco Rodriguez (S,31) 1000010 2.20
Pitches-Strikes - Ervin Santana 101-66, J.C. Romero 6-4, Hector Carrasco 16-11, Scot Shields 19-11, Francisco Rodriguez 14-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ervin Santana 1-9, J.C. Romero 2-1, Scot Shields 1-1, Francisco Rodriguez 2-0
Batters Faced - Ervin Santana 22, J.C. Romero 3, Hector Carrasco 5, Scot Shields 5, Francisco Rodriguez 3
Texas Rangers
Gary Matthews Jr., CF4000110 .318
Michael Young, SS5131010 .309
Carlos Lee, LF4000012 .294
Mark Teixeira, 1B4010001 .287
Hank Blalock, 3B4221001 .290
Mark DeRosa, RF3210101 .331
Matt Stairs, DH4123011 .265
    Jerry Hairston Jr., PR-DH0000000 .211
Ian Kinsler, 2B4011012 .302
Rod Barajas, C4111011 .257
Vicente Padilla, P-DH0000000 .000
Totals367117269 
Batting
2B - Michael Young (42, Carrasco), Hank Blalock (21, Santana), Mark DeRosa (33, Santana), Ian Kinsler (18, Santana)
HR - Michael Young (12, Santana), Hank Blalock (14, Santana), Matt Stairs (9, Santana), Rod Barajas (11, Carrasco)
RBI - Michael Young (80), Hank Blalock (74), Matt Stairs 3 (39), Ian Kinsler (37), Rod Barajas (34)
2-OUT RBI - Ian Kinsler (13)
CS - Gary Matthews Jr. (4, 2nd base by Santana/Molina), Michael Young (3, 2nd base by Santana/Molina)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Kinsler-Young-Teixeira
Texas Rangers
Vicente Padilla 3.2866231 4.39
Josh Rupe 2.1000100 5.73
Wes Littleton (L,2-1) 2333000 1.74
Ron Mahay 1000000 3.65
HBP - Guerrero (by Vicente Padilla), J. Rivera (by Vicente Padilla)
Pitches-Strikes - Vicente Padilla 81-52, Josh Rupe 31-18, Wes Littleton 24-14, Ron Mahay 13-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vicente Padilla 6-2, Josh Rupe 7-0, Wes Littleton 4-1, Ron Mahay 2-1
Batters Faced - Vicente Padilla 23, Josh Rupe 8, Wes Littleton 8, Ron Mahay 3
Game Information
Attendance - 26561
Game Time - 2:55
Temperature - 101
Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Randy Marsh, Third Base - Angel Hernandez