American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Texas|
(Sunday, July 13)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 10, Texas 7
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with four RBI and
a run scored as the red-hot Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim completed their
first ever four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 10-7 victory on Sunday.
Albert Pujols went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Angels (57-37), who head into
the All-Star break riding a five-game winning streak.
"We're playing well...but these guys definitely need to catch their breath,"
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.
Tyler Skaggs (5-5) got the win despite giving up six runs on seven hits over
Alex Rios knocked in three runs and scored a run for the Rangers (38-57), who
have lost eight in a row. Scott Baker (0-3) allowed five runs on nine hits
over four innings.
Rios' sacrifice fly in the first gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead.
But the Angels responded with three runs in the second. With the bases loaded
and two outs, Trout hit a three-run double to center.
Erick Aybar added an RBI single in the top of the third.
The home team tied things up in the bottom half of the frame. With the bases
loaded and one out, Rios hit a two-run double to right. Adrian Beltre's RBI
groundout made it 4-4.
The Angels took the lead back in the fourth. Kole Calhoun hit a one-out double
and raced home on Trout's double to left-center field.
Los Angeles tacked on two more runs in the fifth. David Freese's sacrifice fly
and Efren Navarro's RBI double made it 7-4.
"Every time you make a mistake, they make you pay," Rangers manager Ron
Josh Hamilton hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth, but the Rangers
responded with two runs in the bottom half.
Texas scored once in the seventh and the Angels plated a run in the eighth and
Joe Smith pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 15th save of the season. He
set an Angels record with his 10th consecutive appearance of at least an
inning without allowing a hit.
The Angels are 8-2 versus the Rangers this season ... Los Angeles placed
outfielder Collin Cowgill on the 15-day disabled list with a broken nose and
fractured right thumb. To take Cowgill's spot on the roster, the Angels
recalled infielder Grant Green from Triple-A Salt Lake ... The Angels had 15
07/13 21:56:01 ET