ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Bartolo Colon allowed just three singles
in seven innings against Texas' powerful lineup, and the Anaheim
Angels beat the AL West-leading Rangers 11-1 Thursday.
Robb Quinlan had four hits for the Angels, who snapped a
four-game losing streak and won for only the second time in seven
The Rangers lost for just the second time in the same stretch
since the All-Star break. Third-place Anaheim is still five games
All but three of Anaheim's 17 hits were singles.
Colon (8-8) has given up a league-high 28 homers, but he limited
Texas -- tied with the New York Yankees for the major league lead at
145 homers -- to two singles by Eric Young and Laynce Nix's
run-scoring hit in the seventh.
Rangers starter Ricardo Rodriguez (3-1), who entered the game
with a string of 15 1-3 consecutive scoreless innings, sustained a
broken right elbow when he was struck by Quinlan's liner to start
Colon won his third straight decision, holding the Rangers
without a hit until Young's one-out infield single on a slow roller
down the third-base line in the fifth. Quinlan made a clean play
and threw to first, but Young beat the throw by a step.
The right-hander struck out six and walked three, throwing 106
pitches on a sunny day with the temperature near the mid-90s.
In the seventh, Colon walked Mark Teixeira before Young and Nix
had consecutive singles for Texas' only run. Colon was replaced by
Brendan Donnelly to start the eighth. He and Kevin Gregg finished
Quinlan was 4-for-5 with a run and two RBI, including an RBI
double in Anaheim's four-run ninth.
Anaheim built a 4-0 lead with four straight two-out singles in
the second. After Jose Molina and Adam Kennedy, the Nos. 8-9
hitters, had hits, Chone Figgins drove them home with a single and
DaVanon followed with a run-scoring hit before getting picked off.
Rodriguez allowed four runs on seven hits, after allowing just
two earned runs over 23 2-3 innings his previous three starts. He
struck out one and walked one.
Nick Regilio replaced Rodriguez and got Molina to ground into a
Quinlan had an RBI single and Kennedy a run-scoring hit in
Anaheim's three-run sixth against Regilio that made it 7-1.
Anderson left in the seventh with a tight groin. ... The
Rangers are 17-11 against the AL West, 11-4 at home. Their next 10
games are against division foes. ... Anaheim is 25-23 on the road,
joining the Yankees and Minnesota as the only AL teams with winning
records away from home.