The Texas Rangers were blown out on Tuesday night by the Angels, falling by a score of 11-3. Texas held an early lead, but an eight-run fourth inning proved to be the difference for Los Angeles. With the loss, the Rangers now hold a 6½ game lead over the Angels in the American League west and a three-game lead over the Oakland Athletics.
Texas took a 3-1 lead in the third inning on a solo homer from Mike Napoli and a two-run shot from Ian Kinsler. Ryan Dempster started off the night pitching well, but things escalated quickly in the fourth. Chris Iannetta tied the game at 3-3 with a two-run single, which was followed by a wild pitch that plated a run. Kendrys Morales and Howie Kendrick both singled to make it 7-3, and then a sacrifice fly from Vernon Wells added another run. Alberto Callaspo capped off the inning with an RBI-double to right field to make it 9-3.
Erick Aybar singled home a run in the fifth. Maicer Izturis plated Los Angeles' 11th run of the game with a groundout in the eighth.
Jered Weaver continued to pitch well for the Angels, tossing seven innings of three-run ball. He scattered six hits and a walk while striking out two. His ERA this season is down to 2.79.
The two clubs will meet again on Wednesday night at 10:05 p.m. ET.
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