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Rangers stage rally, defeat Angels 11-10

DRAMATIC COMEBACK:Texas edged LA after being six runs down thanks to a two-run single from Elvis Andrus, while Patrick Corbin made his debut in a win for Arizona


Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli tags out the Los Angeles Angels’ Kendrys Morales, right, on a play at home plate to end the top of the ninth inning of their MLB American League game in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday.

Photo: Reuters


Texas’ Elvis Andrus had a game-ending two-run single in the 10th inning, completing the Rangers’ rally from a six-run deficit to beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-10 in the American League on Wednesday.

Nelson Cruz homered and Mitch Moreland singled off Jason Isringhausen (3-1) to bring the Rangers to 10-9. With the bases loaded, Andrus drove a single past the third baseman to set off a wild celebration for the Rangers.

The two teams combined for four homers over the last two innings. Texas’ Ian Kinsler hit a long shot to tie the game 7-7 in the bottom of the ninth.

Texas’ Joe Nathan (2-3) gave up two homers, but still earned the win.


In New York, Robinson Cano hit a grand slam in a seven-run third inning as New York sent Zach Britton to another shellacking at Yankee Stadium in a rout of Baltimore that stopped a four-game losing streak.

With Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on hand and sitting with the Bleacher Creatures at the start, Derek Jeter had three hits and three RBIs on a rainy afternoon and Joba Chamberlain returned from elbow and ankle injuries that had sidelined him since June 5 last season. Phil Hughes (11-8) pitched homerless ball for only the fifth time this year.


In Oakland, California, Alex Cobb shut down Oakland for seven innings and Carlos Pena homered to help Tampa Bay complete a successful nine-game road trip.

Pena, who drove in five runs in the series, hit an RBI double in the sixth inning and a solo homer in the eighth. Jeff Keppinger scored twice and Matt Joyce and Ryan Roberts also drove in runs for the Rays, who won three straight series on one trip for the fourth time in franchise history.

Brandon Inge homered for the A’s, who followed up the best July in club history by losing the first game of this month.

Cobb (5-8) allowed four hits and one walk, striking out six.

Jarrod Parker (7-5) Parker allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings.


In Boston, Massachusetts, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder homered on consecutive pitches to cap a five-run fifth inning, and Detroit beat Boston to avoid a three-game sweep.

The Red Sox had a four-game winning streak halted.

Tigers starter Rick Porcello (8-6) pitched 5-2/3 innings, giving up eight hits, for the win.

Colorado’s Aaron Cook (2-5) was hit hard for the second straight start, allowing six runs in 4-2/3 innings.


In Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jake Peavy struck out eight batters over eight smooth innings and Alejandro De Aza gave Chicago the lead in the eighth with an infield single off Scott Diamond’s leg as Chicago beat Minnesota.

Peavy (9-7) allowed five hits and walked two. One of the runs he gave up was unearned.

Danny Valencia homered in the second, but Peavy toughened up after that and had trouble in only two more innings.


In Seattle, Washington, John Jaso hit the go-ahead single in the sixth inning, leading Seattle over Toronto and to their seventh straight win.

Mariners starter Blake Beavan (7-6) gave up seven hits over 7-2/3 innings. He is undefeated (4-0) since being recalled from the minors on July 17.

Toronto starter Carlos Villanueva (6-1) threw six innings, allowing four earned runs.

In other AL action, it was:

‧ Royals 5, Indians 2



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