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Angels vs. Rangers game preview: Halos playoff hopes going down to the wire

The Los Angeles Angels kept their chances alive in the AL Wild Card race by beating the Texas Rangers on Friday night. They are two games back with five games remaining, so they'll look to do the same on Saturday.

Ervin Santana (9-12, 4.93 ERA) will take the hill for the Halos, facing off with Derek Holland (11-6, 4.50 ERA for Texas). Santana is 1-1 in two starts against the Rangers for the 2012 season. His most recent outing saw him give up three runs on four hits while pitching five innings, but in the game before that one the Rangers took him for six runs on eight hits, including three home runs, in just 1⅔ innings. Holland is 1-2 with a 6.20 ERA in three starts against the Angels.

Mike Trout had a home run and a triple in Friday night's win, the latest in his success against Texas. He's hitting .348 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 24 career games against the club. If the Angels have any prayer of making the playoffs, they'll need more of that from Trout.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. PT and can be seen on FOX.

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