Heading into their three-game series against the Texas Rangers, the Los Angeles Angels knew that Friday's opener would be their best chance to pick up a win. Behind their ace, Jered Weaver, the Angels did just that, picking up an easy 6-1 victory to gain a game on the first-place Rangers.
The Rangers struck first, as Elvis Andrus hit a solo home run in the first inning to give Texas a 1-0 lead. The Angels would tie things up in the bottom of the inning, thanks to an RBI double from Howie Kendrick.
The Angels would score three runs in the bottom of the fourth, on an RBI groundout from Kendrick and a two-run double from Erick Aybar to put the Halos on top, 4-1.
Mark Trumbo launched his 27th home run of the season in the sixth inning and Mike Trout belted his 15th homer in the seventh for two big insurance runs. The bullpen would hold things down for the huge win to light up the halo.
Weaver ended up going seven innings and allowing just the one run on six hits and a walk, while striking out four. Albert Pujols was 3-for-4 with a run scored and a double.
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