The Texas Rangers' lead in the American League West is down to just 3 1/2 games after a 3-2 loss to the the Anaheim Angels and former teammate C.J. Wilson Saturday night. The Rangers have now lost four straight while the Angels have won nine of their last 10 to close the gap.
An error by Adrian Beltre gave the Angels their first run in the sixth inning. Texas came back in the seventh, tying things up on a sacrifice fly by Daniel Murphy. Alberto Callaspo put the Angels back in front with an RBI single in the seventh and Kendrys Morales added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly. Texas cut the lead to 3-2 in the eighth thanks to a Michael Young RBI single. The Rangers threatened again in the ninth but Josh Hamilton struck out with the bases loaded to end the game.
Nelson Cruz and Young finished with two hits each for the Rangers. Callaspo and rookie sensation Mike Trout finished with two each for Anaheim.
Yu Darvish takes the loss after allowing five hits and three runs (2 earned) in 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out seven while walking three. C.J. Wilson takes a no decision after shutting out his former club over six innings while allowing five hits and striking out five. Bobby Cassevah earns the win and Ernesto Frieri earns the save after working out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth.