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LAst Night's Action: Angels Come Through This Time

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This is what a winning team looks like. AP Photo/Mark Avery

LA Angels defeats Texas Rangers 7-5. The Angels were in an awfully similar situation Thursday night as they were Wednesday night. Angel's starter Jon Garland gave up a four-spot to the Rangers in the first inning. Unlike Joe Saunders the previous night, Garland would stay in the game for eight innings an shut down the Rangers for the remainder of the game with the exception for a run in the fourth inning. Down 5-3 in the eighth inning, the Angels loaded the basepads. Pinch hitter Juan Rivera came up to the plate and drove a ball way out to the right centerfield wall for a go-ahead three-run double. Francisco Rodriguez would get this 51st save while the Angel's magic number goes down to 13.

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Texas Rangers at LA Angels. Dustin Nippert (1-3, 7.83) starts for the Rangers while the Angels send Ervin Santana (13-5, 3.41) to the hill. 7:05 pm FSN West, AM 830 KLAA.

LA Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks. Who says the AAA season ends in August? 6:40 pm KCAL9, AM 790 KABC.