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Angels rip Rangers

Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Grant Green drove in three runs, Mark Trumbo homered for the second straight day and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim put themselves in position for a series sweep after posting an 8-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

J.B. Shuck, Mike Trout and Chris Ianetta each added an RBI apiece to back a solid outing from Garrett Richards (6-6), who scattered two runs -- one earned -- on six hits and a walk over seven innings.

Los Angeles ended a seven-game losing streak to Texas with Friday's 6-5 win, and will go for its first three-game sweep over the club in almost four years on Sunday.

The Rangers have dropped five of their last seven, with the recent skid placing them 1 1/2 games behind Oakland for lead in the AL West.

Derek Holland (9-8) was tagged for eight runs -- four earned -- on eight hits over 5 2/3 frames.

09/08 00:25:20 ET