08/03/2012 - Arlington, TX (Sportsbook Betting Lines) - Mitch Moreland provided a go-ahead, pinch-hit single as part of a four-run seventh inning to lift the Rangers over the Angels, 15-9, in the finale of a four-game set on Thursday.
With the game locked at 8-8, Michael Young singled off David Carpenter (1-2) to start the seventh before finding second on a groundout. Moreland then delivered a single into shallow center to plate Young for a one-run lead.
After Jerome Williams entered and walked Ian Kinsler to load the bases, Elvis Andrus singled to plate Moreland, but Daniel Murphy was gunned down at home for the second out.
Hisanori Takahashi entered from the bullpen and Josh Hamilton drilled a ground-rule double into center field to cap the four-run frame.
Roy Oswalt (4-2) earned the victory after tossing a pair of scoreless innings in relief after Texas starter Ryan Dempster, who the club acquired from the Chicago Cubs at Tuesday's deadline, was shelled for eight runs on nine hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings in his first American League start.
Hamilton knocked in four runs and Kinsler recorded three hits, including a solo home run, to go with two RBI and four runs scored to help the Rangers take the final two games of the series.
Mark Trumbo, Kendrys Morales and Alberto Callaspo each homered in the setback, as the Angels fell five games back of the Rangers atop the AL West.
The Angels wasted little time welcoming Dempster to the AL as Mike Trout clubbed a leadoff double to get things started, moved to third on a bunt and then scored on Albert Pujols' sacrifice fly to right field.
Trumbo then delivered an opposite field blast that barely cleared the wall in right, but Kinsler trimmed the margin in the bottom half as he launched a leadoff homer over the wall in left-center field to make it a 2-1 contest.
After Geovany Soto singled to start the second, Mike Olt got his major league career off to a nice start with a screaming line-drive into left field.
Craig Gentry was then plunked to load the bases and Kinsler followed with a single to left to knot the game at 2-2. Two batters later, Hamilton delivered a two-run single to right as the Rangers grabbed a 4-2 lead.
Beltre walked to reload the bases and Young followed two batters later with a two-run single into center to extend the margin to 6-2.
The Angels battled back in the third as Torii Hunter and Pujols stroked consecutive doubles to bring LA within three before Morales drove a homer deep into the upper deck in right to start the fourth, cutting the margin to 6-4.
Callaspo then walked and Howard Kendrick followed with a base hit before both runners moved up on a bunt. Callaspo then scored on a ground out from Bobby Wilson to make it a one-run contest.
After Trout walked and stole second, Hunter ripped a base hit off the base of the wall in left to score a pair as the Angels jumped in front for a 7-6 lead.
Nelson Cruz tied the game in the bottom half when he lifted a two-out, line- drive shot over the wall in center, but LA responded in the fifth on Morales' RBI double into center field to provide the Halos with an 8-7 lead.
Kinsler stroked a leadoff double into the left-field corner before a balk from Angels starter C.J. Wilson moved him to third. Andrus then slapped a double down the first-base line to tie the game at 8-8.
Soto stroked a two-run double in the eighth and Moreland followed with a run- scoring double of his own to make it a seven-run difference before Callaspo homered in the ninth to account for the final margin.
Wilson, who pitched the first seven years of his career in Arlington, was tagged for a career-high tying eight runs on 10 hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings and is now winless in his last seven starts...Dempster was drafted in the third round by the Rangers back in 1995...Soto and Dempster were teammates in Chicago and had teamed up for seven starts already this year...Olt was recalled from Double-A Frisco and first baseman Brandon Snyder was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.
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The NFL preseason is approaching. Time for players, coaches and teams to turn over a new leaf. General managers have hired some new coaches, while coaches have added some offensive and defensive assistants to try and improve things. Here’s a look at some changes to look for in the preseason.
New York Jets: The Jets were one of the surprise teams in the NFL last season, making the playoffs under hard-driving first-year coach Eric Mangini. Mangini rebuilt the offensive line with rookies D'Brickashaw Ferguson (the No. 4 pick in the 2007 Draft) and Ohio State center (the 29th pick in the first round). This season he upgraded the defense with rookie linebacker David Harris (Michigan) while the secondary picked up a much needed top-notch corner in Pitt CB Darrelle Revis (No. 14 overall).
The Jets have added balance to the offense for QB Chad Pennington with RB Thomas Jones, essentially stolen from the Bears. He will upgrade a New York ground game that was 20th in rushing with a weak 3.5 yards per carry. They have their first true feature back since Curtis Martin. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer prefers ball control, like his father Marty. In preseason, behind Pennington you’ll see second-year QB Kellen Clemens and mobile newcomer QB Marques Tuiasosopo.
Jacksonville Jaguars: The heat is on Jack Del Rio in Jacksonville as the Jaguars flopped last season despite a ton of talent. Keep in mind that under Del Rio the Jaguars have been outstanding in preseason with a 12-4 SU, 11-5 ATS August mark. online football betting Their defense is loaded, it’s the offense that has been stuck in first gear the last few years.
Enter a new offensive coordinator in Dirk Koetter, the former Boise State and Arizona State pass-happy coach. He will try and upgrade a passing game that ranked 24th last season. Del Rio has criticized wide receivers and Matt Jones this summer, both of whom have battled injuries. It will be interesting to watch the “new” Jaguars passing game in preseason.
Arizona Cardinals: Word out of Arizona is that the players like new coach Ken Whisenhunt, who was the Steelers offensive coordinator last year. We think of Arizona as all-passing because their running game has been awful of late because of a poor offensive line. However, keep an eye on the running game in preseason as they’ve made a lot of changes.
The new coach brings in Russ Grimm to coach the offensive line (Grimm did a marvelous job building the Steelers line). They took Penn State OT Levi Jones in the first round and signed two offensive linemen, Mike Gandy and Al Johnson, to provide depth. Reggie Wells was moved from right tackle to left guard and they want more speed out of the offensive line for pulling and traps, a Pittsburgh staple under Bill Cowher.
Atlanta Falcons: While all the attention has been focused on QB Mike Vick’s off-field problems, new coach Bobby Petrino is revamping the Falcons from an all-running team to a more balanced one. Petrino likes the experience of backup QB Joey Harrington and he has veteran backup Chris Redman, who used to play for Petrino at Louisville and knows his offenses better than anyone. Petrino wants Vick to be more of a pocket passer.
The addition of FB Ovie Mughelli is a sign Petrino wants a power rushing attack behind a physical fullback and newcomer WR Joe Horn should upgrade what was a below average wideout corps. Petrino is changing their old zone-blocking scheme to a more traditional in-line blocking scheme and the offensive line is bigger. Rookie DE Jamaal Anderson was grabbed in the first round and the secondary got younger with former Auburn cornerback David Irons, who the Falcons think was a steal as a sixth-round pick.
Cleveland Browns: The 2007 Browns look like a double-edged sword. There was the excitement of the offseason, trading for RB Jamel Lewis, upgrading the offensive line with Wisconsin’s Joe Thomas (the No. 2 pick in the draft) and free agent LG Eric Steinbach, then trading for Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn when he fell to No. 22. GM Phil Savage and head coach Romeo Crennel feel they have a talented, balanced offense with these new pieces, plus TE >Kellen Winslow and WR Braylon Edwards.
However, were these moves made in desperation? And were they foolish ones? The Browns gave up their 2008 first-round pick for Quinn and we all know QBs take time to develop. And even first-round QBs can be busts (Joey Harrington, Akili Smith). We also don’t know if the offensive line is that much improved (31st in rushing in 2007) and they did nothing to improve a defense that was awful against the run (142 yds pg allowed).
The Browns have a new offensive coordinator in Rob Chudzinski. This is a young offense and Quinn looked tentative, indecisive and inaccurate early in camp. Crennel will play Charlie Frye, Quinn and Derek Anderson in preseason. And there is a mixed bag for rookie QBs receiving significant starts: Tim Couch (14), Kerry Collins (13), Ben Roethlisberger (13), Vince Young (13), Joey Harrington (12), Matt Leinart (11) and Kyle Boller (nine). While all the focus will be on the Browns new-look offense, I’m more concerned with the defense.
Carolina Panthers: Coach Jon Fox loves the ground game, but Carolina has made some interesting changes for 2007. Fox fired offensive coordinator Dan Henning and brings in Jeff Davidson to run the offense. Davidson has brought in zone-blocking schemes to the Panther offense, a dramatic change for a system that's been built around a power-running style.
In zone-blocking, offensive linemen are responsible for blocking any defender who appears in their zone, instead of focusing on one defender. The Broncos and Falcons have had success with the system, which features smaller, more athletic offensive linemen and can create running lanes on the inside and outside. Keep an eye in preseason on how Carolina adjusts as it will take time to learn the system. Fox has been one of the top coaches in preseason, with a 15-5 SU, 12-7-1 ATS August record.
Dallas Cowboys: WR Terrell Owens is still here, but QB Drew Bledsoe and Bill Parcells are gone. New head coach Wade Phillips takes over, replacing Parcells. He ran the Chargers defense last season. Phillips was chosen by teary-eyed owner Jerry Jones partly because he is one of the best 3-4 coaches in football and the Cowboys have loaded up on players for that scheme.
Remember that Phillips was blitz-happy with the Chargers last season and early reports out of the Dallas camp have mentioned how the Cowboys have been blitzing a lot, a departure from Parcells. The theme of the 2007 Dallas defense appears to be one of attack.
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