LA Angels 7, Texas 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 22, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 42160

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 56-38 29-16 27-22 L1
LA Angels 52-44 27-19 25-25 W1

Recap

Angels 7, Rangers 4: Mike Trout reached base four times on two hits and two walks and set the American League rookie record for consecutive games scoring a run, and Albert Pujols had three RBIs as host Los Angeles defeated Texas.

Dan Haren allowed just two runs and three hits in six innings and Pujols and light-hitting Bobby Wilson each hit homers as the Angels moved within five games of the Rangers in the American League West.

Trout led off the bottom of the first with a triple and crossed the plate on a one-out double by Pujols to score for the 14th consecutive game, breaking the AL record jointly held by Jake Powell (1935) of the Washington Senators and Don Lenhardt (1950) of the St. Louis Browns.

Pujols smashed a two-run homer during a three-run seventh as Los Angeles increased a 3-2 lead to a four-run cushion. Wilson homered earlier in the inning to conclude the night of Rangers starter Matt Harrison (12-5).

Haren (7-8) was pitching for the first time since July 3 after spending time on the disabled list with a back injury. He allowed a two-run homer in the fourth to Nelson Cruz and won for the first time since June 28.

Michael Young delivered a run-scoring single in the eighth to pull Texas within 6-3 before Torii Hunter had a RBI single in the bottom of the inning to push the Angels’ lead back to four.

Texas loaded the bases in the ninth and scored a run on a deep fly to center by Elvis Andrus before Josh Hamilton struck out against Ernesto Frieri in a non-save situation.

Wilson had three hits, including a second-inning single that gave Los Angeles a 3-0 lead.

Harrison allowed four runs and eight hits in six-plus innings while losing for just the second time in 10 decisions.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Pujols is batting .328 with six homers in July and now has 18 homers after a slow start. … Hamilton struck out three times in five hitless at-bats and is batting just .164 (9-for-55) in July. … Trout also set an Angels franchise record for consecutive games scoring a run. Jim Edmonds scored in 13 straight contests in 1995. … Cruz’s homer was his first since hitting two against the Colorado Rockies on June 23.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   LA Angels
Matt Harrison Player Dan Haren
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 3
6.00 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Texas   LA Angels
Elvis Andrus Player Bobby Wilson
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 7
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 6 1 10 .188 14 8 4 5 0 0
LA Angels 15 2 27 .405 24 4 6 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Angels have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .591 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game at home against Boston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .544 after a win and .676 after a loss.