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Angels Vs. Rangers: Ervin Santana Chased Early, Angels Run Of Quality Starts Ends At Five

The Los Angeles Angels are in search of their sixth straight victory tonight against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, but they have their work cut out for them if they are to get another win. Ervin Santana was pulled after giving up six runs and 10 hits in just four innings, putting the Angels in an early hole. The game is now 6-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Santana gave up two runs in the fourth inning, on a two-run single by Mitch Moreland, and then started the fifth, but he faced four batters without recording an out. The Rangers began the fifth inning with a triple by Ian Kinsler, a bunt single by Elvis Andrus, a single by Michael Young, and a three-run bomb by Adrian Beltre.

Santana's start was the second shortest outing of the season by an Angels' starting pitcher this season, ahead of only the one disastrous start by Scott Kazmir on April 3. Kazmir was knocked out after just 1 2/3 innings on that day, against Kansas City. Before tonight, the Angels' starting pitchers had thrown five quality starts in a row.

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