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Jefrey Marte has a blast in Angels' 7-4 win over the Rangers

Jefrey Marte has a blast in Angels' 7-4 win over the Rangers

The Angels are on a roll, leading the major leagues in runs and batting with runners in scoring position in July, so why not give Jefry Marte, a 25-year-old rookie with a mere 187 big league at-bats on his resume, the green light with a 3-0 count, two on and one out in the first inning Wednesday night?

Marte got just the pitch he was looking for, a thigh-high, center-cut, 94-mph fastball from left-hander Martin Perez, and he didn’t miss it, launching a three-run home run that traveled 455 feet to left-center field.

The blast capped a four-run rally that set the tone on a night the Angels scored in each of the first four innings and extended their win streak to six in a...

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