MLB: Texas 7, Los Angeles Angels 4

Sept. 28, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Craig Gentry went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Texas capitalized on five Los Angeles Angels errors Saturday to post a 7-4 win, advancing its post-season hopes.

Gentry came home on an error by Angels starter Garrett Richards in the second inning, putting the Rangers ahead to stay at 2-1, and capped the scoring with an RBI bunt single in the fifth.

Texas scored four runs in the second, scoring twice on Angels miscues and once on a Richards wild pitch, taking a 5-1 advantage.

Alex Rios and A.J. Pierzynski each knocked in a run for the surging Rangers, who came into the contest one game behind American League wild-card co-leaders Tampa Bay and Cleveland with one game to play.

Joakim Soria (1-0) earned the decision with 1 1/2 innings of scoreless relief and Joe Nathan picked up his 43rd save for Texas, which reeled off a sixth straight win.

Richards (7-8) was tagged for six runs (three earned) on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Mike Trout drove in a pair of runs for the Angels.

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