Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - A.J. Pierzynski hit a solo home run in the
ninth inning to lead the Texas Rangers in a 7-6 win over the LA Angels of
Anaheim to open a three-game set on Monday.
Pierzynski drove in two runs while Elvis Andrus went 3-for-5 with a run scored
for the Rangers, who have won four straight. Mitch Moreland added three hits
and an RBI and David Murphy scored twice in the win.
Derek Holland was tagged for six runs on six hits with four walks and seven
strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. Tanner Scheppers (2-0) gave up just one hit
over two innings to get the win and Joe Nathan pitched a scorelss ninth to
pick up his sixth save of the season.
Howie Kendrick drove in two runs and scored twice while Josh Hamilton had a 4-
for-4 game with two runs scored for the Angels, who were coming off a three-
game sweep of the Detroit Tigers.
Joe Blanton gave up four runs on 12 hits in six-plus innings while Ernesto
Frieri (0-1) took the loss due to Pierzynski's home run.
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