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Angels beat Rangers, 8-2, in first meeting since trading Josh Hamilton

Angels beat Rangers, 8-2, in first meeting since trading Josh Hamilton

KEY MOMENT: Texas Rangers starter Chi Chi Gonzalez had almost worked his way out of danger. He’d given up a run in the second inning, then loaded the bases, but he had two outs and two strikes on Kole Calhoun. Then Calhoun ripped a double that scored three runs, giving the Angels an early 4-0 lead. Gonzalez wouldn’t make it out of the inning. ON THE MOUND: Right-hander Garrett Richards had little trouble with Josh Hamilton and the rest of the Rangers’ lineup. Richards struck out Hamilton in his first two at-bats, until the outfielder lined a double in the sixth inning. It was one of six hits given up by Richards. He gave up just one run, on an Adrian Beltre single in...

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