ARLINGTON, Texas If the Angels aren't in awe of the Rangers now, they at least have a greater appreciation of how difficult it will be to catch Texas.
That challenge became just a little harder after Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Rangers, who took two of the three games over the weekend. Texas now holds an 8-game lead over Los Angeles in the AL West standings.
The ferocity of those wins the Rangers also bashed the Angels, 10-3, in the opener is what makes the challenge of catching Texas so daunting.
"Yeah, I'd say they're pretty good," said the Angels' Jered Weaver, who started Sunday. "You've got to be on your A game when you go out and face these guys, especially in their home park. That just wasn't the case tonight."
After ringing up five wins to start the season, Weaver was handed his first loss and saw his ERA bloom from 1.60 to 2.83.
Weaver had allowed just one run in his last 23 innings before facing the Texas lineup. Sunday, he gave up eight runs and exited after 3 13 in...