10:05 PM ET, June 18, 2007
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
• Summary: Chone Figgins' sixth hit of the game scored Reggie Willits from first base in the bottom of the ninth and completed the Angels' rally over the Astros.
• Turning point: Down 9-4 going into the seventh, the Angels scored five times, with Figgins driving in the tying run on a two-out infield single.
• Hero: Figgins tied Garrett Anderson's 1996 franchise record for hits in a game.
• Unsung hero: Francisco Rodriguez earned the win, escaping a bases-loaded jam in the top of the ninth by striking out Craig Biggio.
• Figure this: After a horrible start to the season, Figgins is batting .456 in his last 17 games.
• Figure this II: The Angels staked AL wins leader John Lackey with a 4-1 lead, but he gave it all back, allowing six runs and eight hits in his 4 2/3 innings.
-- ESPN.com news services
Angels 10, Astros 9
Don Sutton, who played for the Angels and Astros during his 23-year Hall of Fame career, earned his 300th victory 21 years ago Monday with a 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers in Anaheim. ... The only other time these teams played each other in the regular season was June 18-20, 2004, when the Astros took two of three at Houston. SS Adam Everett, who missed that series because of an injured left hamstring, also is out for this series with a broken right leg following a collision with Carlos Lee last Thursday.
Regular Season Series
|2nd||L Scott homered to right.||1||0|
|2nd||M Napoli singled to shallow left, H Kendrick scored, S Hillenbrand to second.||1||1|
|2nd||C Figgins singled to left, S Hillenbrand scored, R Willits to third.||1||2|
|3rd||M Napoli singled to right, H Kendrick scored, S Hillenbrand to third.||1||3|
|4th||O Cabrera doubled to left, C Figgins scored.||1||4|
|5th||M Loretta hit a ground rule double to deep left center, C Biggio and L Berkman scored, C Lee to third.||3||4|
|5th||M Lamb homered to right, C Lee and M Loretta scored.||6||4|
|7th||M Loretta singled to center, C Lee scored.||7||4|
|7th||M Ensberg hit sacrifice fly to center, M Lamb scored.||9||4|
|7th||S Hillenbrand singled to left, V Guerrero and G Matthews scored, H Kendrick to second.||9||6|
|7th||E Aybar singled to right, H Kendrick scored, M Napoli to third.||9||7|
|7th||R Willits hit sacrifice fly to right, M Napoli scored, E Aybar to third.||9||8|
|7th||C Figgins reached on infield single to pitcher, E Aybar scored.||9||9|
|9th||C Figgins tripled to right, R Willits scored.||9||10|
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|Stadium||Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA|
|Attendance||42,232 (92.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||74 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Larry Young, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Ted Barrett|