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Texas Rangers defeat the Angels, 10-6

Rangers 10, Angels 6

AT THE PLATE: Third baseman Maicer Izturis had a double and a home run, driving in three runs. Catcher Jeff Mathis, the only other starter to make the trip, had a single, a stolen base, a run batted in and a run scored. The Angels banged out 12 hits and stole three more bases, giving them 10 in 12 attempts this spring. But they were four for 14 with runners in scoring position.

ON THE MOUND: The Rangers hit home runs off four of the six Angels pitchers, beginning with starter Dan Haren, who gave up a three-run blast to David Murphy in the second inning. Nonroster right-hander Chris Scholl was the only Angel to pitch a perfect inning, retiring the side in order in the eighth.

EXTRA BASES: Although Haren said he was pleased with how he felt Wednesday, throwing 22 of his 29 pitches for strikes, he was angry about Murphy’s homer, which came on a two-strike pitch. “If giving up a homer doesn’t bother you, then you shouldn’t be on the mound,” he said. “Every time I go out there I want to do well. I want to put up zeroes.”

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UP NEXT: Ervin Santana makes his first start of the spring against the Kansas City Royals and Kyle Davies in Tempe at noon PST Thursday.

ON THE AIR: TV: FS West. Radio: 830.


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