Final in 10

Series: Game 2 of 2

Series tied 1-1 (as of 7/22)

Game 1: Wednesday, July 21
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Game 2: Thursday, July 22
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in 10
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Angels 11

(50-45, 25-23 away)

Rangers 1

(54-39, 30-14 home)

    2:05 PM ET, July 22, 2004

    Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas 

    R H E
    ANA - -
    TEX - -

    W: B. Colon (8-8)

    L: R. Rodriguez (3-1)

    Rangers pitcher felled by liner

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Bartolo Colon allowed just three singles in seven innings against Texas' powerful lineup, and the Anaheim Angels beat the AL West-leading Rangers 11-1 Thursday.

    Robb Quinlan had four hits for the Angels, who snapped a four-game losing streak and won for only the second time in seven games.

    The Rangers lost for just the second time in the same stretch since the All-Star break. Third-place Anaheim is still five games behind Texas.

    All but three of Anaheim's 17 hits were singles.

    Colon (8-8) has given up a league-high 28 homers, but he limited Texas -- tied with the New York Yankees for the major league lead at 145 homers -- to two singles by Eric Young and Laynce Nix's run-scoring hit in the seventh.

    Rangers starter Ricardo Rodriguez (3-1), who entered the game with a string of 15 1-3 consecutive scoreless innings, sustained a broken right elbow when he was struck by Quinlan's liner to start the fourth.

    Colon won his third straight decision, holding the Rangers without a hit until Young's one-out infield single on a slow roller down the third-base line in the fifth. Quinlan made a clean play and threw to first, but Young beat the throw by a step.

    The right-hander struck out six and walked three, throwing 106 pitches on a sunny day with the temperature near the mid-90s.

    In the seventh, Colon walked Mark Teixeira before Young and Nix had consecutive singles for Texas' only run. Colon was replaced by Brendan Donnelly to start the eighth. He and Kevin Gregg finished the four-hitter.

    Quinlan was 4-for-5 with a run and two RBI, including an RBI double in Anaheim's four-run ninth.

    Rodriguez's scoreless string, the longest by a Texas starter since 1998, ended in the first inning after Jeff DaVanon drew a one-out walk and stole second. Garret Anderson's single drove him home.

    Anaheim built a 4-0 lead with four straight two-out singles in the second. After Jose Molina and Adam Kennedy, the Nos. 8-9 hitters, had hits, Chone Figgins drove them home with a single and DaVanon followed with a run-scoring hit before getting picked off.

    Rodriguez allowed four runs on seven hits, after allowing just two earned runs over 23 2-3 innings his previous three starts. He struck out one and walked one.

    Nick Regilio replaced Rodriguez and got Molina to ground into a double play.

    Quinlan had an RBI single and Kennedy a run-scoring hit in Anaheim's three-run sixth against Regilio that made it 7-1.

    Game notes


    Anderson left in the seventh with a tight groin. ... The Rangers are 17-11 against the AL West, 11-4 at home. Their next 10 games are against division foes. ... Anaheim is 25-23 on the road, joining the Yankees and Minnesota as the only AL teams with winning records away from home.

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