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American League Game Summary - Texas at LA Angels of Anaheim



(Wednesday, August 7th)

Final Score: Texas 10, LA Angels of Anaheim 3

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, three RBI and four runs scored as the Texas Rangers thumped the LA Angels of Anaheim, 10-3, to sweep a three-game set.

Mitch Moreland and David Murphy each drove in two runs, while Leonys Martin and Elvis Andrus each scored twice for the Rangers, who have won four straight and nine of 10 to pull into a virtual tie with Oakland for first place in the AL West.

"It's nice to be back in the hunt again," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "We have to continue to play our baseball. To be successful you have to win your division. The whole team is playing tremendous baseball. Tonight was a step forward."

Alexi Ogando (5-3) pitched five innings to get the win, giving up two runs and four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

The Rangers had seven stolen bases with Martin and Andrus each having three.

"We've been more consistent getting big hits. First place is the place we're supposed to be," Beltre said. "It was fun tonight. We found a way to score runs. We took advantage of a team that is not playing well right now."

Mike Trout hit a two-run home run and Kole Calhoun drove in a run for the Angels, who have lost their past four games.

Tommy Hanson (4-3) continued to struggle as he gave up five runs on seven hits in just 4 2/3 frames to take the loss. He hasn't gone more than 5 1/3 innings in each of his last five starts and has been charged with 22 earned runs over that time.

"There are some areas we are not very good at right now and it starts with our starting pitching," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "We have to do a better job, as simple as that. Our frustration level is there, but it's manageable."

A Moreland sacrifice fly in the first staked the Rangers to an early lead, but the Angels countered in the home half thanks to Trout's two-run shot, his 20th of the year, for a 2-1 advantage.

The Rangers, though, went on top for good in the third as Ian Kinsler singled in a run with men on the corners, and Beltre followed with a run-scoring groundout. Moreland later singled home another run for a 4-2 lead.

Texas added another run in the fifth off a Jurickson Profar RBI single, and Beltre's two-run home run in the sixth made it a 7-2 contest.

Martin's sac fly in the seventh padded Texas' lead to six runs, but Calhoun doubled in Hank Conger in the home seventh for an 8-3 game.

A two-run double by Murphy in the eighth put the game out of reach.

Game Notes

Trout turned 22 Wednesday and became the first player to ever homer on his 21st and 22nd birthdays ... Texas has off on Thursday before starting a four- game set in Houston on Friday ... The Angels hit the road for the next seven games starting in Cleveland on Friday ... The Rangers have won 10 of the 12 games against the Angels this season ... Texas went 6-for-20 with runners in scoring position and left 14 on base.

08/08 02:29:30 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
SEA
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
 
Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
IND
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
BRK
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
DAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
DET
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
HOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
LAL
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
NYK
TOR
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
UTA
 
8:00pm Tonight
BOS
WAS
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
 
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
 
7:00pm Tonight
TAM
MON
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR