By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JUNE 26, 2002
GAME 76 - ANGELS AT RANGERS
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Only a few days ago, Bengie Molina proclaimed ``I am not a home run hitter,'' explaining why had hit none all season.
He came close last weekend in Milwaukee, when Brewers center fielder Jeffrey Hammonds pulled one back into the park to rob him. But Wednesday night, Molina got one, and it was worth the wait for the Angels catcher.
Molina's two-out, three-run homer to right field in the eighth inning off Texas Rangers reliever John Rocker tied the game at 6 and Garret Anderson's two-out, RBI double in the ninth gave the Angels a 7-6 win in front of 29,726 at The Ballpark in Arlington, snapping the Rangers' eight-game winning streak.
With the win, the Angels moved back into second place in the American League West, a half-game ahead of Oakland and 3 1/2 games behind first-place Seattle.
Molina's first home run since the final game of the season last year might...