Texas 7, LA Angels 3

Date - Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Manny Gonzalez, Third Base - Wally Bell,
Attendance - 42034

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 2-4 0-0 2-4 L1
Texas 4-2 2-1 2-1 W1

Recap

Rangers 7, Angels 3: Ian Kinsler went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs to lead host Texas past Los Angeles.

Lance Berkman and David Murphy also hit homers as the Rangers won two of three games from the Angels in Josh Hamilton’s first series in Arlington since leaving as a free agent.

Hamilton overcame the vociferous jeers to go 3-for-5 in the finale but ended the game with a weak grounder to second. Mark Trumbo had two hits and two RBIs for Los Angeles.

Standout starters Yu Darvish of the Rangers and Jered Weaver of the Angels both left the game with injuries. Darvish (2-0) gave up three runs and six hits in five innings before a blister on his finger forced him out. Weaver (0-1) allowed five runs and seven hits in five-plus innings before leaving with an injury to his left elbow, suffered when he fell to the ground while attempting to avoid a ball hit by Mitch Moreland.

Kinsler had a run-scoring single in the fourth to give Texas a 4-2 lead. A run-scoring double in the fifth by Trumbo got the Angels back within one before Kinsler slammed a three-run shot to right off Mark Lowe in the sixth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Berkman hit a two-run homer in the first and Murphy slammed a solo shot to put Texas ahead for good. … Hamilton went 3-for-13 in the series. … Three Texas relievers combined to pitch four shutout innings with Joe Nathan finishing up in a non-save situation.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Texas
Jered Weaver Player Yu Darvish
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 6
9.00 ERA 5.40
Hitting
LA Angels   Texas
Josh Hamilton Player Ian Kinsler
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 4
0 HR 1
4 TB 6
.600 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 10 0 12 .286 24 10 2 4 0 0
Texas 8 3 18 .267 9 5 7 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

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