Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

LA Angels won 2-1

Game 1: Monday, April 11
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Game 2: Tuesday, April 12
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Game 3: Wednesday, April 13
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Angels 5

(5-4, 2-1 away)

Rangers 7

(4-5, 1-2 home)

    8:05 PM ET, April 13, 2005

    Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas 

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    W: C. Park (1-0)

    L: P. Byrd (0-2)

    S: F. Cordero (3)

    Park earns first victory by a Rangers starter

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Michael Young hit a tiebreaking three-run triple and Chan Ho Park become the first Texas starter to win this season, leading the Texas Rangers over the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 on Wednesday night.

    Park (1-0) gave up three runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings, struck out six and walked one. He had been 3-6 with a 5.38 ERA in 14 starts against the Angels, including 0-4 with a 9.00 ERA last year.

    Francisco Cordero got the last out for his third save in five chances, allowing a two-run, two-out single to Darin Erstad before retiring Juan Rivera on a forceout with a man on,

    Alfonso Soriano went 3-for-5 to help the Rangers to their first victory in three home games this season.

    With the game tied at 1, the Rangers loaded the bases against Paul Byrd (0-2) with two outs in the fifth on singles by Kevin Mench and Soriano, and a walk to Hank Blalock. Young hit a liner over center fielder Steve Finley, and Mark Teixeira followed with an RBI double for a 5-1 lead.

    Adrian Gonzalez homered in the sixth, but Bengie Molina had a two-run double in the seventh.

    Byrd gave up six runs and eight hits in six innings.

    Soriano's RBI single in the eighth extended the Rangers' lead to 7-3.

    AL MVP Vladimir Guerrero, who bruised his right knee when he was hit by a throw while stealing third base Tuesday, went 1-for-4 as a designated hitter, extending his hitting streak against Texas to 24 games, the longest active streak in the majors against one team.

    Park was sharp from the start, retiring his first eight batters, five on strikeouts before Chone Figgins' third-inning homer. The Rangers tied it in the third when David Dellucci walked, stole second and scored on Rod Barajas' single.

    Game notes


    The Angels had won four of the five meetings with the Rangers this season. ... Texas manager Buck Showalter has used eight different lineups in the first nine games. ... Young has at least one hit in all nine games this season. ... Texas relievers had five blown saves in their first seven appearances.

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