Rangers post needed win over mistake-prone Angels

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Updated: September 28, 2013

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) – The Texas Rangers kept their playoff hopes
alive with a 7-4 victory over the LA Angels of Anaheim in the third test of a
four-game series.

The Rangers entered Saturday’s action one game behind Cleveland and Tampa Bay
for the AL wild card lead with two to play.

Alex Rios, A.J. Pierzynski and Craig Gentry each had an RBI for Texas, which
has won six in a row.

Derek Holland got the start for the Rangers and allowed four runs on eight
hits over 4 2/3 innings. Joakim Soria (1-0) tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings of
relief to pick up the win.

Mike Trout knocked in two runs for the Angels, who committed five errors.
Howie Kendrick and Collin Cowgill added an RBI apiece.

Angels starter Garrett Richards (7-8) gave up six runs — three earned — on
six hits over 4 1/3 innings.