ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 28: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Elvis Andrus #1 for his home hit in the third inning to tie the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on August 28, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
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Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Josh Hamilton crushed a two-run homer and hit a go-ahead RBI single during a four-run seventh inning to help the Texas Rangers extend their lead in the American League West with a 9-5 victory over the Angels.
Elvis Andrus joined Hamilton with three hits and knocked in two runs for Texas, which holds a three-game advantage in the division after taking two of three from its closest competitor.
Rangers starter Colby Lewis gave up five runs on eight hits in six innings. Darren Oliver (5-5) earned the win with one inning of relief.
Pitching on three days' rest for the first time in his career, Jered Weaver (15-7) surrendered seven runs on eight hits and walked four batters in six- plus frames for Los Angeles. The Angels begin a four-game series in Seattle on Monday night.
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