LA Angels 8, Texas 4

Date - Saturday, April 6, 2013 4:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez,
Attendance - 47201

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 2-3 0-0 2-3 W1
Texas 3-2 1-1 2-1 L1

Recap


Angels 8, Rangers 4:
Albert Pujols homered twice and Peter Bourjos and Mark Trumbo also went deep as Los Angeles powered past host Texas.

Pujols hit a two-run blast in the first and added a solo shot in the sixth for his 45th career multi-homer gamer. Trumbo also hit a two-run shot in the opening inning as the Angels staked Tommy Hanson (1-0) to a four-run lead before he took the mound.

Hanson allowed three runs and six hits in six innings in his first start with Los Angeles after being acquired from Atlanta in the off-season. Rangers starter Matt Harrison (0-2) gave up five runs and eight hits in five innings.

Mitch Moreland and Ian Kinsler hit solo homers off Hanson in the third to pull Texas within 5-2. Bourjos and Pujols each clubbed homers in the sixth to get the Angels’ lead back to five.

Former Texas standout Josh Hamilton went 0-for-4 and struck out twice and is 1-for-20 in five games with the Angels. He is hitless in eight at-bats with four strikeouts in the series in his first action against the Rangers since leaving as a free agent after last season. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hamilton said his wife had to call security prior to Friday’s series opener due to obscenities and insults being hurled at her and the family’s four children. … Texas OF Nelson Cruz homered in the ninth for his lone hit after having multi-hit outings in each of the first four games. … Pujols served as the designated hitter due to persistent foot pain. He became the first American League player and third overall to hit two homers and be issued three intentional walks in the same game. He also passed Stan Musial and Willie Stargell – who each hit 475 – on the all-time homers list and stands 28th with 477.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Texas
Tommy Hanson Player Matt Harrison
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 8
4.50 ERA 9.00
Hitting
LA Angels   Texas
Albert Pujols Player Lance Berkman
2 Hits 1
3 RBI 0
2 HR 0
8 TB 2
1.000 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 12 4 27 .343 17 4 8 6 0 0
Texas 9 3 22 .250 11 9 4 0 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Rangers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Angels have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .333 after a loss.