In Texas Rangers fell to the Los Angeles Angels in the final game of a three-game set by losing 7-4. The Angels got to Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison early by scoring three runs in the first two innings. The first run came when Albert Pujols hit a ground rule double to put the Angels up 1-0.
The second inning started off bad for Harrison as he allowed the first two batters to get hits, and with runners on second and third there was a passed ball that allowed the Angels to go up 2-0. Then two batters later Harrision allowed Bobby Wilson to hit a RBI single to make it a three run game.
The Rangers responded when Nelson Cruz hit a monster two-run home run that traveled 442 feet, and that cut into the Angels lead to make it a 3-2 game.
Harrison calmed down after his rough first two innings, but he did give up a 400-plus solo hom run to Wilson in the seventh inning which made it a 4-2 game. That would be the last of Harrison for the night, but his replacement Alexi Ogando who proceeded to allow a two-run homer to Pujols which put the game out of reach at 6-2 after seven innings.
The Rangers did get a run in the eighth inning to make it a two run game, but the Angles responded to make it a three-run lead heading into the ninth inning. In the Rangers final frame they did get a run when shortstop Elvis Andrus hit a sacrifice fly. That sacrifice did push a runner to third with two outs, but Josh Hamilton struck out swinging to end the game.
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