Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 8/3/12
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Josh Hamilton drove in four runs and the Rangers offense bailed out Ryan Dempster in his Texas debut in a 15-9 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. The Rangers broke an 8-8 tie after six innings when they scored four runs in the seventh, including Hamilton's two-run double, and added three in the eighth. Dempster allowed eight runs and nine hits in 4 23 innings. The Rangers acquired Dempster from the Cubs minutes before Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline. Roy Oswalt (4-2) threw two scoreless innings in relief for the win. C.J. Wilson gave up eight runs and 10 hits in 5 13 innings. David Carpenter (0-1) took the loss for the Angels. Texas leads Los Angeles by five games in the AL West. Ian Kinsler went 3 for 5 and scored four runs and Elvis Andrus and Michael Young also had two hits and two RBIs as Texas finished with 18 hits. Mitch Moreland and David Murphy hit back-to-back pinch-hit singles before Hamilton's double in the seventh. ...
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