ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kole Calhoun had a tiebreaking, three-run home run among his three hits and Garrett Richards worked into the eighth inning for his 13th victory as the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 on Friday night.
Richards (13-4), who struck out seven without a walk in 7 1-3 innings, has won all four of his starts this season against Texas. The right-hander allowed two runs while scattering seven hits.
Los Angeles has won eight consecutive games against the Rangers, including a four-game sweep in Texas going into the all-star break last month.
Calhoun, who finished a triple shy of the cycle, was also hit by a pitch. The leadoff batter had multiple hits for the fifth time in his last six games.
The Angels led for good after Calhoun’s 412-foot shot off Nick Martinez (2-9) into the second deck of seats in…
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