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.
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.
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