Justin Masterson had allowed just seven home runs in his 200.1 innings this season. Counting David Murphy, he’s now allowed nine. Muprhy has hit solo shots in the second and fourth innings off of Masterson to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead over the Indians heading to the fifth. Matt Harrison has allowed just a solo homer to Carlos Santana through four.
The Angels are in Oakland to take on the A’s with first pitch scheduled for 9:05. LA will send Jerome Williams to the mound to oppose Guillermo Moscoso. Entering tonight’s play, the Rangers held a three-game lead on the Scioscias.