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Angels Magic Number Stays at 9

Final Score in Arlington: Angels 2, Rangers 3

A great pitching performance by Jered Weaver was wasted as the Angels bats were caught napping deep in the heart of Texas. Despite losing 3-2, the Angels still hold a commanding lead in their division and had the tying run at 3rd and the winning run at 2nd with the bases loaded and 1 out when Howie Kendrick grounded into a game-ending double play.

The hope that Mike Napoli has broken out of his month-long slump was given reason when the Angels catcher hit a 2-out solo HR in the top of the 5th inning to give the Angels a short-lived lead.

Angels All-Time HR Leaders #16 - #25:

Leon Wagner 1802 91
Juan Rivera 1711 74
Fred Lynn 1947 71
Mo Vaughn 1304 69
Rick Reichardt 2193 68
J.T. Snow 1984 65
Bengie Molina 2679 65
Mike Napoli 1269 64
Lance Parrish 1540 64
Lee Thomas 1944 61

A victory tomorrow would restore the 7.5 lead that the Angels brought into Arlington - their largest of the season - and reduce their magic number to clinch the AL West for a 3rd straight season to 7 games. Game Time is 10:00 AM, Pacific