Scott Feldman struck out four on Saturday evening against just one walk. (AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
The Rangers entered Saturday having scored just one run in their past five games, and while a three-run showing isn't jaw-dropping, it was enough to help them pull within 6 1/2 games in the AL West. Frank Francisco held off the Angels, despite a bases-loaded jam in the ninth.
BATTING HR: Napoli (18, 5th inning off Feldman, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Napoli 4;
Hunter, To 2; Kendrick, H; Guerrero; Rivera, J; Izturis, M. RBI: Hunter, To (85), Napoli (51). 2-out
RBI: Hunter, To; Napoli. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morales, K. GIDP:
Napoli, Kendrick, H. Team RISP: 1-for-3. Team LOB: 6.
Hunter, To (17, 3rd base off Francisco, F/Rodriguez, I), Willits (5, 2nd base off Francisco, F/Rodriguez, I).
(Figgins-Kendrick, H-Morales, K). Pickoffs: Oliver, D (Borbon at 1st base).
BATTING 2B: Davis, C (13, Weaver). HR: Blalock (24, 6th inning off Weaver,
0 on, 1 out). TB: Andrus 2; Davis, C 2; Kinsler; Blalock 4; Borbon; Rodriguez, I. RBI:
Davis, C (50), Andrus (34), Blalock (59). 2-out RBI: Andrus. Runners left in scoring
position, 2 out: Andrus; Cruz, N 2; Murphy, Dv. SAC: Borbon. GIDP: Byrd. Team
RISP: 2-for-7. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING SB: Cruz, N (20, 2nd base off Weaver/Napoli),
Kinsler (29, 2nd base off Weaver/Napoli), Andrus (27, 2nd base off Weaver/Napoli). PO: Borbon (1st
base by Oliver, D).