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Angels Minor Leaguers Lose to Rangers

The playoff bound Angels let everyone get a little work in and allowed the AAA team to wear the major league threads and add a few numbers to their Baseball Reference page.

John Lackey threw 40 pitches, 24 for strikes, gave up 2 ER, struck out 2 and most importantly perhaps, did not walk anyone in his 2 innings of work in what might be his final regular season start at Angels Stadium of Anaheim in an Angels uniform.

The highlight of the game was Kendry Morales belting his 34th HR of the season, a 2-Run blast that went far beyond the Left Centerfield fence. The Kubano Kowbell is now tied for 10th place all time single season in HRs in Angels franchise history. Don Baylor hit 34 HRs in 1978, Wally Joyner did it in 1987, and Tim Salmon did it twice: 1995 and 2000. Kendry has 3 games to tie Garret Anderson's 35 HRs in 2000 for 9th place on the list.