ANAHEIM, Calif., July 20 (UPI) -- Alexi Ogando
went eight innings and the red-hot Texas Rangers shut out the Los Angeles Angels 7-0 Tuesday for their 12th consecutive win.
Ogando (10-3) allowed just four hits and struck out five for the Rangers, who have five shutout wins in their last nine games.
Texas became the first MLB team to win 12 in a row since the Boston Red Sox did it in 2006.
Endy Chavez, Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre homered for the Rangers, who put the game away with two runs in both the eighth and ninth innings.
Tyler Chatwood (5-6) took the loss, allowing three runs on seven hits and four walks over five innings. Michael Kohn coughed up another four runs in the final 1 1/3 innings.
Mark Trumbo went 2-for-3 for the Angels, including a double.
© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.