Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Martin Perez threw 6 1/3 quality innings to
pitch the Texas Rangers over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 5-2, in the
first of three games between the AL West rivals.
Perez (4-3) struck out seven and allowed two runs on four hits and four walks.
The 22-year-old lefty pitched into the eighth inning last week against the
Angels in a three-game series that saw Texas win each game with a walk-off
Adrian Beltre capped that sweep with a solo home run and added another one
Monday. Elvis Andrus chipped in a two-run triple and Jurickson Profar went
2-for-4 with an RBI in the victory, Texas' seventh in its last eight games.
Jerome Williams (5-8) was touched for five runs on six hits and three walks
over 5 1/3 innings for the Angels, who fell to 2-8 against the Rangers this
year and also lost second baseman Howie Kendrick to a hyperextended left knee.
The Angels went 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11.
They left the bases loaded in the seventh inning, and J.B. Shuck flied out to
the right-field wall to strand three more in the eighth.
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