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Official Recap: Rangers 3, Angels 2

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) – Cliff Lee pitched 8 1/3 solid frames, leading the Texas Rangers past the AL West rival Angels, 3-2, in the first of four games.

Lee (9-4) scattered five hits and struck out four in the victory. He finally pitched well at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington after posting a 7.33 ERA in eight previous starts at his new home. Michael Young hit a solo home run and Nelson Cruz finished 2-for-4 for the Rangers, who have won four of five.

Jered Weaver (9-6) took the loss after allowing three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and two walks over six frames. Mike Napoli finished 2-for-4 with a solo homer for the Angels, who have lost two straight and three of four.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.