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Howie Kendrick hit his second home run of the game in the 11th inning and finished with four RBIs, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Kendrick, who hit a two-run shot in the sixth off Alexi Ogando and an RBI single in the first, drove a 1-1 pitch to left-center against rookie Joe Ortiz (2-1) for his third homer of the season. Dane De La Rosa (1-0) pitched two perfect innings for his first major league win. The Rangers tied it 4-all in the eighth with an unearned run against Scott Downs, following a couple of costly errors by the Angels - one physical and one mental. Andrew Romaine, who replaced Brendan Harris at shortstop to start the inning, allowed Nelson Cruz's grounder to skip between his legs for an error after Adrian Beltre's leadoff single. That put runners at the corners for A.J. Pierzynski, who hit a routine grounder to first base. Mark Trumbo saw Beltre break for the plate and immediately threw to catcher C...
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