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Kendrys Morales had a pinch-hit, tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
C.J. Wilson worked into the sixth for the Angels after becoming the first major leaguer in 11 seasons to start consecutive games. He had faced only five batters against his former team in the rain-interrupted series opener.
Mark Trumbo launched a towering two-run homer for the Angels off Matt Harrison (4-3).
Josh Hamilton hit his majors-leading 18th homer - the ninth in six games for the Rangers slugger.
The second game of the series was the earliest ever at the 18-year-old Rangers Ballpark. The 12:07 p.m. start came only 12 hours after Friday night's game ended.
David Carpenter (1-1) faced only two batters after replacing Wilson before the Angels took the lead in the seventh. Ernesto Frieri, acquired from San Diego on May 3, worked 1 2-3 innings and Scott Downs got the final out for his third save.
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Josh Hamilton hit two more home runs, Yu Darvish struck out
seven and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 in a
rain-interrupted game Friday night when C.J. Wilson faced only five
batters against his old team.
Josh Hamilton hit two more home runs, Yu Darvish struck out seven and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 in a rain-interrupted game Friday night when C.J. Wilson faced only five batters against his old team.
Both of Hamilton's solo homers came after a one-hour, 56-minute rain delay in the first inning when the Rangers went ahead to stay against Wilson (4-3),...
(AP) -- Josh Hamilton is hitting the ball hard and the opponent hasn't made much of a difference.
That may be why it's somewhat surprising that he hasn't enjoyed consistent success against the Kansas City Royals.
Hamilton looks to continue his torrid pace at the plate as the AL-leading Texas Rangers open a two-game set against the visiting Royals on Monday night.
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