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Angels blow another lead in 14-11 loss to Rangers

Angels blow another lead in 14-11 loss to Rangers
Jeff Baker, left, is congratulated by Texas Rangers teammate Elvis Andrus after scoring a run during the Angels' 14-11 loss on Tuesday. (Jim Cowsert / Associated Press)

Leonys Martin hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the Texas Rangers, after trailing four times, pulled out a 14-11 victory over the Angels that took nearly five hours Tuesday night.

Daniel Stange (0-1), making his Angels debut and his first major league appearance since 2010, walked Mitch Moreland and Geovany Soto to start the 10th. David Murphy then reached on a fielder's choice before Los Angeles put five players in the infield with only two outfielders.

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That alignment didn't matter when Martin sent his sixth homer of the season to the opposite field, barely clearing the 14-foot wall and just inside the left-field foul pole.

Closer Joe Nathan (2-1), the sixth Rangers pitcher, worked around a leadoff walk in the 10th for a scoreless inning. It was the second night in a row Texas had a game-ending homer.

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