Two games in Arlington down, two to go. The Los Angeles Angels are right where they want to be so far, having taken the first two games of their four-game series against the first-place Texas Rangers. Los Angeles ace Jered Weaver was again excellent for the Halos, taking a perfect game into the fifth inning as the Angels picked up the 6-2 win.
Albert Pujols opened the scoring with a solo home run in the top of the fourth. Mike Trout and Pujols each hist solo home runs in the sixth to make it 4-0 Angels. Pujols' second homer was his 20th of the season, but it was also the 465th of his career, tying him with Dave Winfield for 31st place on the all-time list. Trout's homer, meanwhile, was his 10th in July, making him only the second Angels rookie to belt 10 homers in a month, joining Wally Joyner.
Torii Hunter hit a two-run RBI double in the seventh inning to make it 6-0 Angels. David Murphy finally got the Rangers on the board with a two-run double in the seventh, but that would be it for Texas' offense.
Weaver improved to 14-1 with a 2.29 ERA by allowing two runs on five hits and a walk in 6.1 innings pitched.
The Angels have secured at least a series split, but they will try ensure a series win with a victory on Wednesday.
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