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Wednesday, April 24th (All times eastern)

Texas Rangers (13-7) at LA Angels of Anaheim (8-11), 10:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Texas - Yu Darvish (3-1, 2.02) LA Angels - Michael Roth (1-0, 3.60)

(Sports Network) - Young lefty Michael Roth makes the first start of his big- league career on Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim host the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium to close out a three-game series.

Roth, who turned 23 in February, was ninth-round pick of the Angels last season and debuted on April 13 with two scoreless innings of relief while getting a 5-4 win over Houston.

He's pitched three subsequent times in a relief role and has allowed four hits and two runs in three innings.

The most recent of his outings was two days ago against the Rangers, when he allowed a hit and a run while retiring no one in Texas' 7-6 loss.

In his brief career thus far, he's allowed a .235 opposition batting average.

Texas replies with second-year Japanese phenom Yu Darvish, who aims for a fourth win in five starts.

The import won 16 of 25 decisions across 29 starts as a big-league rookie in 2012 and was selected to the American League's All-Star team.

He tossed seven innings of scoreless three-hit ball against Seattle in his most recent start on April 19.

Overall, in 26 2/3 innings, he's allowing a minuscule .144 batting average and came within an out of a no-hitter in his first start on April 2 at Houston.

Darvish, who beat the Angels in his subsequent start five days later, is 4-1 against them in his career.

On Tuesday, Howie Kendrick's game-winning solo homer in the 11th inning was his second of the night and lifted the Angels to a 5-4 win.

Facing Joe Ortiz (2-1) with one away, Kendrick got a 1-1 fastball down the heart of the plate and smacked it over the center field wall to give the Angels their fourth win in five games.

"I just tried to stay in the middle and drive the ball," Kendrick said. "He was trying to get the ball in and he left it over the plate. It was a four seam."

Kendrick also stroked a two-run shot and added an RBI single in the triumph.

Mike Trout's spectacular catch in the ninth kept the game tied. With a man on third and two outs, Adrian Beltre ripped a hooking liner earmarked for the left-field corner. But Trout got a fantastic jump on the ball and made a diving grab at the warning track to keep the contest tied.

Dane De La Rosa (1-0) tossed two perfect frames to pick up the win.

Nelson Cruz had a three-run homer for Texas, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.

"We battled back after giving them two runs in the first. Alexi (Ogando) kept us in the game and we felt good with Ortiz out there, but Howie got us tonight," Texas manager Ron Washington said.

The Rangers won two of three from the Angels when the teams played three games in Arlington in early April. The Angels won 10 of 19 games in the series last season.

04/24 10:45:50 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
Final
BOS 6
BAL 5
11:05am Today
BOS
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Final
HOU 120
POR 122
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
Final
SJS 7
LOS 2
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
COL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
9:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR