Francisco Rodriguez reacts after finishing off the Rangers. (Mark Avery/AP)
By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com
Juan Rivera's two-out, pinch-hit double with the bases loaded sparked a five-run rally in the eighth as the Angels escaped with a win in the opener. Francisco Rodriguez nailed down save No. 51 on the season, and Jon Garland snagged his 12th win with eight innings of work.
BATTING 2B: Davis, C (15, Garland), Blalock (7, Garland). HR: Bradley (22, 1st inning off Garland,
2 on, 1 out), Davis, C (14, 4th inning off Garland, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Arias; Young, M; Hamilton; Bradley 4; Blalock
2; Byrd; Davis, C 6; Saltalamacchia. RBI: Bradley 3 (72), Davis, C 2 (39). 2-out RBI: Davis, C. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Saltalamacchia 2; Cruz, N. GIDP: Young, M. Team RISP: 2-for-5. Team
FIELDING E: Cruz, N (1, fielding), Davis, C (2, throw).
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