Sep 20, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Texas Rangers pinch hitter Adrian Beltre follows through on a two-run home run in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. The Rangers defeated the Angels 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
And that's two of three from Anaheim, and the Rangers have a four game lead with fourteen games to go. Oakland goes to New York this weekend while the Rangers go to Seattle, then there's the four game series against the A's at home. If the Rangers can simply keep this four game lead over that stretch, the division race is pretty much over.
At the Rangers' website, Lyle Spencer's game story talks about Adrian Beltre talking his way into the lineup yesterday then hitting the game-winning home run in the 9th.
Blair Angulo has his "Rapid Reaction" at ESPN Dallas.
Beltre's homer overshadowed a great outing from Yu Darvish, who allowed just one run in eight innings while striking out
eight nine, but Darvish said he was "lucky" yesterday and that his command was not as good as he would like.
Wilson has a story about Beltre's intestinal problems, which are causing him pain but which didn't keep him from the lineup yesterday, and Josh Hamilton's sinus/vision problems, which have him out of the lineup and likely missing this weekend's series in Seattle.