ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – C.J. Wilson struck out nine in seven strong innings and the Texas Rangers returned home with a 7-1 victory over the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Adrian Beltre homered for the second straight night and Mitch Moreland drove in three runs. Ian Kinsler snapped an 0-for-19 slide with a pair of extra-base hits before scoring on a suicide squeeze by Elvis Andrus, who had been in an extended slump before his three hits.
The Rangers, back from a nine-game road trip, had lost four of five as Los Angeles won five in a row to enter the three-game series tied with Texas atop the division at 10-5.
Texas has started a season with seven consecutive home victories for the first time.
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