Texas 10, LA Angels 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bob Davidson, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 48201

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 6 1
Texas 6 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 10 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 14-19 9-8 5-11 L1
Texas 22-11 9-5 13-6 W2

Recap


Rangers 10, Angels 3
: Josh Hamilton continued his power surge with a pair of home runs as host Texas claimed the opener of a three-game series for its fourth win in five contests.

Mitch Moreland homered and drove in three runs while Craig Gentry and Nelson Cruz combined for five hits and four RBIs for the Rangers, who have won 13 of 20 meetings with the Angels.

Adrian Beltre gave Texas a 1-0 lead with an RBI single off former Ranger C.J. Wilson in the first. After a rain delay of nearly two hours, the home team scored five more times in the inning for a 6-0 advantage.

Hamilton added solo homers in the second and fourth innings to raise his major league-leading total to 17. The slugger has gone deep eight times over his last five games.

Yu Darvish (5-1) rebounded from his first loss in the majors, allowing three runs and striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings. The Japanese sensation, who has 37 strikeouts over his last four outings, has yielded three earned runs or fewer in each of his last six starts.

Wilson (4-3), who had his two-game winning streak snapped, did not return after the rain delay. The left-hander retired just one of the five batters he faced, allowing four runs and three hits with a walk.

Jerome Williams, who was scheduled to start Saturday's game, replaced Wilson and surrendered six runs and 11 hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Mike Trout and Torii Hunter homered for the Angels, who had won seven of 10.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Hamilton has more home runs than the entire San Diego Padres team (13). ... Texas catcher Yorvit Torrealba suffered a head contusion in the first inning and did not return after the lengthy rain delay. Torrealba was struck in the head with Albert Pujols' bat when the Angels slugger followed through on a swing and dropped to the ground before being attended to by the team trainer. He remained in the game but did not return when play resumed after the delay. ... A thunderous chant of "We want C.J." echoed throughout the stadium after Moreland's homer in the seventh inning. ... Every Ranger who had an at-bat recorded a hit.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Texas
C.J. Wilson Player Yu Darvish
Loss W/L Win
0.1 IP 5.1
1 Strikeouts 7
3 Hits 3
108.00 ERA 5.06
Hitting
LA Angels   Texas
Mike Trout Player Josh Hamilton
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 2
1 HR 2
5 TB 9
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 6 2 13 .188 11 10 3 5 1 1
Texas 15 3 30 .395 15 4 10 3 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Rangers have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .818 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Angels have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .444 after a loss.