American League Game Summary - Texas at LA Angels of Anaheim|
(Friday, June 1st)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, Texas 2
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Mike Trout hit a go-ahead two-run single in the
seventh inning on Friday and the Angels defeated the Rangers, 4-2, in the
opener of a three-game series.
Trout finished with three RBI, adding a run-scoring triple in the sixth. He
scored the tying run later in that frame when Albert Pujols lifted a sacrifice
fly to right.
"I'm just staying positive and I had a feeling I was going to come through,"
Jerome Williams (6-2) went seven innings and gave up two runs on seven hits to
earn the win. He walked two and struck out four. Ernesto Frieri picked up his
third save of the season for the Angels, who had won a season-high eight
straight games before Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.
The Rangers were coming off of a 21-8 loss to the Mariners. They jumped out to
a 2-0 lead on Friday, getting RBI singles from Adrian Beltre and Mike Napoli,
but couldn't avoid their third straight setback.
Colby Lewis (4-4) was charged with all four runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3
innings, but Alexi Ogando gave up Trout's bases-loaded, go-ahead single.
Beltre's RBI came in the first inning, when he hit a line drive to left field
on the heels of Josh Hamilton's double. In the fourth Napoli drove home
Michael Young, who led off with a single and moved to third on David Murphy's
The Angels' recorded their first extra-base hit of the game in the sixth
inning, when John Hester began the frame with a ground-rule double to left.
Trout followed with a triple off the right-field wall, then crossed the plate
on Pujols' sac fly, making it 2-2.
Lewis retired the first two batters he faced in the seventh but was relieved
after he allowed a single to Howie Kendrick, then hit Erick Aybar with a
pitch. Ogando induced pinch-hitter Maicer Izturis into a soft grounder towards
second, but Ian Kinsler bobbled the ball and the bases were loaded.
Trout then flared a soft liner into shallow center, pushing across the
"Ian is one of the surest hands in the game, he just didn't pick it up," said
Rangers manager Ron Washington. "The next hitter comes up and there's the
Williams improved to 8-0 in eight career starts in Anaheim...The Angels had
lost six of their previous seven games to the Rangers...Lewis has received
three runs of support or fewer in nine of his 11 starts.
06/02 02:04:15 ET