Posted July 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
Albert Pujols and Bobby Wilson homered, and Mike Trout scored a run in his 14th consecutive game to set an AL rookie record, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday night to win the three-game series. Dan Haren pitched effectively in his first start off the disabled list for the two-time defending AL champion Rangers who ended their road trip 4-4, while their lead over the Angels in the AL West was reduced to five games. The teams play each other 10 more times during the regular season, including a four-game series at Texas beginning July 30. Haren (7-8) threw 95 pitches over six innings, allowing two runs, three hits and three walks while striking out three. The three-time All-Star, whose streak of 254 consecutive starts ended because of tightness in his lower back after his outing on July 3, had to contort himself to get out of the way of a vicious line-drive single by Michael Young that buzzed past his head with one out in the fourth. ...
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