Final
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Rangers, McCarthy hope to avoid three-game sweep

Apr 4, 2007 - 2:21 PM Texas (0-2) at LA Angels (2-0) 3:35 pm EDT

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Brandon McCarthy makes his first start for his new team Wednesday as the Texas Rangers try to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

A former prospect of the Chicago White Sox, McCarthy was acquired by the Rangers in a five-player deal on December 23.

McCarthy never got an opportunity in the deep Chicago rotation, spending much of last season in the bullpen. The 24-year-old righthander went 4-7 with just two starts with a 4.68 ERA, finishing 10th in the American League with 75 1/3 innings of relief.

The Rangers will be hoping that McCarthy can slown down slugger Vladimir Guerrero, who is 4-for-7 with a homer and three RBI in the first two games of the series.

Ervin Santana gets the call for the Angels. The 24-year-old righthander went 16-8 with a 4.28 ERA last season, his first full campaign in the majors.

After not playing last season, Rangers outfielder Sammy Sosa is 1-for-7 in the series.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 1
    LA ANGELS 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 x 5 11 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TEX - BRANDON MCCARTHY, KAMERON LOE (7TH), JOAQUIN BENOIT (8TH),
    AKINORI OTSUKA (8TH) AND GERALD LAIRD
    LAA - ERVIN SANTANA, HECTOR CARRASCO (8TH), FRANCISCO
    RODRIG

    Apr 4 6:03 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY BRAD WILKERSON SCORED MICHAEL YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I KINSLER ON FIRST, H BLALOCK ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 3
    LA ANGELS 5 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: N CRUZ (.143, 1-FOR-3)

    Rangers vs. AngelsApr 4 6:01 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: K Loe relieved B McCarthy.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 2
    LA ANGELS 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V Guerrero (.600, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 4 5:22 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - PITCHING CHANGE
    TEX: KAMERON LOE (NO RECORD) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 2, LA ANGELS 5
    DUE UP FOR LAANGELS: V GUERRERO (.600, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 4 5:22 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
    LA ANGELS 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 10 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TEX - BRANDON MCCARTHY
    LAA - ERVIN SANTANA

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.600, 1-FOR-3, RBI)
    G ANDERSON (.250, 2-FOR-3, RBI)
    C KOTCHMAN (.625, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 4 5:20 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
    LA ANGELS 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 10 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TEX - BRANDON MCCARTHY
    LAA - ERVIN SANTANA

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.600, 1-FOR-3, RBI)
    G ANDERSON (.250, 2-FOR-3, RBI)
    C KOTCHMAN (.625, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Rangers vs. AngelsApr 4 5:20 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 0 0 2 0 2 3 1
    LA ANGELS 4 0 0 0 4 7 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TEX - BRANDON MCCARTHY
    LAA - ERVIN SANTANA

    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: N CRUZ (.200, 1-FOR-1)
    G LAIRD (.125, 0-FOR-0, SF, RBI)
    K LOFTON (.222, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 4 4:43 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MICHAEL YOUNG SCORED NELSON CRUZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M YOUNG ON FIRST, F CATALANOTTO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 2
    LA ANGELS 4 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M TEIXEIRA (.167, 0-FOR-1)

    Rangers vs. AngelsApr 4 4:20 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 0 0 0 0 1
    LA ANGELS 4 4 3 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TEX - BRANDON MCCARTHY
    LAA - ERVIN SANTANA

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: R WILLITS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    G MATTHEWS JR (.571, 1-FOR-1)
    O CABRERA (.300, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 4 4:02 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY MAICER IZTURIS SCORED GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, H KENDRICK ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 0
    LA ANGELS 4 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: J MOLINA (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Rangers vs. AngelsApr 4 3:55 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY CASEY KOTCHMAN SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, G ANDERSON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 0
    LA ANGELS 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: H KENDRICK (.250, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Rangers vs. AngelsApr 4 3:52 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARRET ANDERSON SCORED ORLANDO CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G ANDERSON ON SECOND, V GUERRERO ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 0
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C KOTCHMAN (.600, 1 HR, 2 RBI)

    Rangers vs. AngelsApr 4 3:51 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO SCORED GARY MATTHEWS JR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, V GUERRERO ON FIRST, O CABRERA ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 0
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.111, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Rangers vs. AngelsApr 4 3:49 PM