Texas 13, LA Angels 6

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 13, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Bob Davidson, Third Base - Hunter Wendelstedt,
Attendance - 46669

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 6 12 0
Texas 1 0 5 2 2 0 3 0 13 19 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 15-20 9-8 6-12 L1
Texas 23-12 10-6 13-6 W1

Recap


Rangers 13, Angels 6
: Nelson Cruz capped a five-run third inning with a grand slam and Josh Hamilton added to his league-leading RBI total with three more as Texas used a 19-hit attack to capture the rubber game of the three-game series.

Elvis Andrus went 4-for-5 with an RBI, Adrian Beltre drove in two runs and Cruz recorded four hits and scored three times for the Rangers, who have won five of seven.

Mark Trumbo erased a 1-0 deficit for the Angels with a two-run homer in the second inning. Texas responded by tagging Jered Weaver (5-1) for five runs in the third, including an RBI single by Beltre and Cruz's third homer of the season.

Hamilton, who struck out in his first two at-bats, chased Weaver with a two-run double in the fourth that made it 8-2 and extended his hitting streak to 13 games. Weaver allowed eight runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings.

After the Angels scored three in the top of the seventh to get within 10-5, Texas staged a three-run rally in the bottom half that was capped by an RBI single by Hamilton, who leads the majors with 44 RBIs.

Neftali Feliz (3-1) tossed seven solid innings, allowing two runs and four hits with five strikeouts. The former closer has allowed more than three runs once in six starts this year.

Vernon Wells and Kendrys Morales each belted a solo homer for the Angels, who have lost three of five.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Weaver had allowed a total of nine runs over his first seven starts this year. His ERA rose from 1.60 to 2.83. ... Cruz finished a triple shy of the cycle. ... Texas has won 14 of its last 22 meetings with Los Angeles. ... The bottom third of the Rangers' lineup went 9-for-14 with a homer, six RBIs and seven runs scored.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Texas
Jered Weaver Player Neftali Feliz
Loss W/L Win
3.1 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 5
10 Hits 4
21.60 ERA 3.00
Hitting
LA Angels   Texas
Mark Trumbo Player Nelson Cruz
3 Hits 4
2 RBI 4
1 HR 1
7 TB 8
.750 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 12 3 22 .308 14 9 6 3 0 0
Texas 19 1 29 .463 17 3 13 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Rangers have a W/L % of .565 after a win and .833 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Angels have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .474 after a loss.